Gamers for Giving is THIS WEEKEND!

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We’re only a few short days away from Gamers for Giving 2017! Be sure to check the website frequently as we roll out our final updates leading into this weekend’s big event!

Want to support the cause? Here’s how you can get involved:

  • Fundraise: We recently built our own fundraising platform which allows gamers to stream in support of Gamers Outreach programs! You can start a general fundraiser, or even rally your community to construct GO Karts for a hospital of your preference. Not a streamer? No sweat! You can still use the platform to reach out to friends, family, or colleagues in support of the big weekend’s goal! Create your first fundraising campaign here. Need artwork for your stream? Download our logo and Twitch banners here.
  • DonateAny amount helps! Donations can be made on the front page of the Gamers for Giving website, or by visiting www.GamersOutreach.org/donate.
  • Watch: Gamers Outreach will be streamed live all weekend on our Twitch channel, and with help from a variety of streamers in the gaming community. Be sure to check out our Stream page for all the details!
  • Spread the Word: Unable to make a donation, but still want to be involved? Help spread Gamers for Giving hype on social media! You can use the hashtag #GFG2017 to help promote this year’s event and encourage friends to get involved.

Whether you’re streaming from home, or joining us at the EMU Convocation Center, we look forward to having you be a part of this year’s efforts! We’ll see you on April 1st & 2nd!

Special Guest: SirScoots

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Esports historian, builder of GO Karts, friend and advocate – our favorite gaming veteran Scott “SirScoots” Smith will be joining us at Gamers for Giving 2017 as the host of our primary broadcast!

Scoots is one of the most experienced figureheads within competitive gaming. After entering the scene as a Counter-Strike competitor in 1999, Scoots joined the team of GotFrag, which was a leading source of news for hardcore enthusiasts interested in esports and professional gamers. After the website was purchased by Major League Gaming in 2007, Scoots became the COO of Evil Geniuses (acquired by Twitch), one of the most storied professional gaming teams in esports. Having led players and teams to multiple tournament victories, Scoots stepped down from active duty at EG to pursue new ventures within gaming. If you’ve kept up with competitive Counter-Strike, you’ve no doubt recently seen Scoots behind the analyst desk, working to host some of the world’s largest esports events.

Scoots has been a champion of our efforts the past few years. His involvement has directly led to the construction of multiple GO Karts for Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and his passion for our work has inspired multiple gamers to make an impact in their own local hospitals.

At Gamers for Giving, Scoots will be hosting our main broadcast stream over at Twitch.tv/GamersOutreach, keeping you up-to-date on the latest news from the show floor. You’ll find him mingling with our streamers as they help overtake this year’s $200K goal! You may also catch Scoots on his own personal Twitch account, repping the cause during this year’s event.

Be sure to give Scoots some love on Twitter, and join us as we stream this year’s Gamers for Giving live on Twitch.tv/GamersOutreach!

We’ll see you April 1 & 2 at the EMU Convocation Center!

ADTRAN Sponsors Gamers for Giving

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Thanks to a partnership with ADTRAN, we’re excited to announce Gamers for Giving 2017 attendees will have access to Wi-Fi throughout the duration of this year’s event!

Yes! At long last, Wi-Fi will be available for everyone!

ADTRAN is a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment. Their products enable voice, data, video and Internet communications across a variety of network infrastructures. Many of their product solutions are currently in use by service providers, private enterprises, government organizations and millions of individual users worldwide.

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Staff member Jared Richter goes mad with power realizing he holds the access points.

Our friends at ADTRAN were nice enough to send us all kinds of hardware goodies to ensure adequate Wi-Fi access will be available throughout the arena floor. Now you’ll be able tweet freely from the event from your mobile device – and perhaps claim a few trophies in Clash Royale!

In addition to their hardware sponsorship, ADTRAN has committed to constructing two GO Karts for Hunstville Hospital in Alabama – which will be our first units delivered to the state!

We’re so excited to welcome ADTRAN to this year’s event. Be sure to give them some love on Facebook and Twitter, and connect to the Wi-Fi at Gamers for Giving!

We’ll see you on April 1 & 2 at the EMU Convocation Center!

Special Guest: Fang_i3anger

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During this year’s Gamers for Giving, we’ll be joined by a number of streamers (both online and on site) from the video game industry who have volunteered their time to make a difference for kids in hospitals! Throughout the weekend, each of these streamers will host broadcasts for their respective communities to help us conquer the $200K fundraising goal!

In addition to the streamers involved, we’ll also be producing our own stream on the Gamers Outreach Twitch channel. On that broadcast, we’ll be keeping you posted of the weekend’s festivities, and tracking the progress of our streaming partners as we work to build GO Karts for hospitalized children!

With that said, we’re stoked to announce FIFA pro Fang_i3anger will be in attendance at Gamer’s for Giving 2017!

Sometimes referred to as “Fangs”, Fang_i3anger takes her namesake from the HBO classic “True Blood”! You can find her on Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, as well as her Instagram.

Feel free to say hello to Fangs at Gamers for Giving 2017, and we’ll see you in 12 days!

Special Guest: VernNotice

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During this year’s Gamers for Giving, we’ll be joined by a number of streamers (both online and on site) from the video game industry who have volunteered their time to make a difference for kids in hospitals! Throughout the weekend, each of these streamers will host broadcasts for their respective communities to help us conquer the $200K fundraising goal!

In addition to the streamers involved, we’ll also be producing our own stream on the Gamers Outreach Twitch channel. On that broadcast, we’ll be keeping you posted of the weekend’s festivities, and tracking the progress of our streaming partners as we work to build GO Karts for hospitalized children!

This year’s Gamers for Giving will have VernNotice joining us at the event in Ypsilanti, Michigan!

If you’re a fan of Vern’s, you probably know the that the only things he loves more than gaming are music and Superman ice cream. We’re not entirely sure if he’ll be bringing his own to Gamers for Giving 2017, but we wouldn’t be surprised if he did.

You can keep tabs on Vern on Twitter, or, better yet, tune in to his stream on Twitch which can be found here.

Special Guest: TheHaleyBaby

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During this year’s Gamers for Giving, we’ll be joined by a number of streamers (both online and on site) from the video game industry who have volunteered their time to make a difference for kids in hospitals! Throughout the weekend, each of these streamers will host broadcasts for their respective communities to help us conquer the $200K fundraising goal!

In addition to the streamers involved, we’ll also be producing our own stream on the Gamers Outreach Twitch channel. On that broadcast, we’ll be keeping you posted of the weekend’s festivities, and tracking the progress of our streaming partners as we work to build GO Karts for hospitalized children!

For this year’s outing, we’ll be lucky enough to have TheHaleyBaby joining us as one of our guest streamers!

When she’s not on Twitch, Haley is busy looking after her dachshund, Morty, and pursuing voice acting. You can find her more of her work on Twitch, YouTube, and Twitter!

Thank You, Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers!

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Whether it’s heading to your friend’s the next neighborhood over, or embarking on a cross-country road trip, reliable transportation can make or break a LAN tournament. That’s why we feel great about partnering with Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers for Gamers for Giving 2017!

Whether you’re in the market to buy a new vehicle or are interested in learning about our current lease offers, your Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers will help you find the vehicle perfect for you. Visit one of our 38 Chevrolet dealerships in southeast Michigan and one of their sales professionals will work with you to find a new car, a new truck or a new SUV that fits all of your needs!

We’ll be lucky enough to have some of the Metro Detroit Chevy Dealer team on hand at the event, so be sure to keep an eye out for them as well as any activities we may have planned around their presence!

With that said, we’ll see them (and you) in two weeks!

Special Guest: lindsayelyse

During this year’s Gamers for Giving, we’ll be joined by a number of streamers (both online and on site) from the video game industry who have volunteered their time to make a difference for kids in hospitals! Throughout the weekend, each of these streamers will host broadcasts for their respective communities to help us conquer the $200K fundraising goal!

In addition to the streamers involved, we’ll also be producing our own stream on the Gamers Outreach Twitch channel. On that broadcast, we’ll be keeping you posted of the weekend’s festivities, and tracking the progress of our streaming partners as we work to build GO Karts for hospitalized children!

Which brings us to today’s announcement — we’re stoked to have lindsayelyse joining us at this year’s event!

Hailing from Phoenix, AZ, Lindsay is a master cosplayer who comes to us as a member of Counter Logic Gaming’s stream team. You can catch her broadcasts over at https://www.twitch.tv/lindsayelyse & try to keep up with her on Facebook, IG, or Twitter!

We’ll see you (& Lindsay) on April 1st & 2nd at the EMU Convocation Center!

We’re Less Than Two Weeks Out from Gamers For Giving 2017!

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Our favorite day of the year is almost here — Gamers for Giving 2017 will take place on April 1 & 2 at EMU’s Convocation Center!

While LAN seats are entirely sold out, passes still remain for those who wish to compete in our console tournaments for Halo, Call of Duty, and Super Smash Bros Melee. All tickets are sold through our friends at LANFest, and can be purchased here.

While our team is hard at work getting everything in place for the big day, keep your eyes on our social channels to get briefed on the sponsors that support us, the special guests we have in store for you, and how you can support the cause!

Check back here often for any updates, and we’ll see you in Ypsilanti!

Halo Tournament Expanded

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Quick update: after selling out last week, we’ve decided to add 8 more team passes to this year’s Halo tournament!

Team passes can be purchased through our friends at LANFest. See here.

For those who’ve asked about the event network since last year’s tournament, you can see the full results of our recent test here.

We look forward to seeing you all on April 1st and 2nd at the EMU Convocation Center!