Founded in 2008, Gamers for Giving is a streaming marathon and LAN party that helps raise funds for Gamers Outreach. Activities from the event support Gamers Outreach charity programs, which focus on providing entertainment to hospitalized kids. Through the years, the video game community has helped raise millions of dollars, enabling more than four million gaming experiences each year for families receiving care. You can read more about our impact in last year's annual report.

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LAN Party
March 25 - 26
TICKETS (5 options)

Free Spectator Pass
General BYOC LAN Seat
Enhanced BYOC LAN Seat
Premium BYOC LAN Seat
Private Suite

Ticket Info
Location

Eastern Michigan University
George Gervin GameAbove Center
799 N Hewitt Rd,
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

HOTEL + TRAVEL INFO
SCHEDULE

Saturday, March 25th
Sunday, March 26th
Tournaments, live broadcast, activities, raffle, & more!

Full Schedule
Streamathon
March 20 - 26
START A CAMPAIGN

Create your own online fundraiser & help bring entertainment to kids in hospitals. Collect donations, stream to your audience, and make an impact with your community.

Start
Watch Live

Tune in to any of the broadcasters hosting campaigns during Gamers for Giving!

Watch
Support Gamers Outreach

Want to make an impact and help others level up?

Donate
LAN Party
March 25 - 26
Streamathon
March 20 - 26
TICKETS (5 options)

Free Spectator Pass
General BYOC LAN Seat
Enhanced BYOC LAN Seat
Premium BYOC LAN Seat
Private Suite

Ticket Info
START A CAMPAIGN

Create your own online fundraiser & help bring entertainment to kids in hospitals. Collect donations, stream to your audience, and make an impact with your community.

Start
Location

Eastern Michigan University
George Gervin GameAbove Center
799 N Hewitt Rd,
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

HOTEL + TRAVEL INFO
Watch Live

Tune in to any of the broadcasters hosting campaigns during Gamers for Giving!

Watch
SCHEDULE

Saturday, March 25th
Sunday, March 26th
Tournaments, live broadcast, activities, raffle, & more!

Full Schedule
Support Gamers Outreach

Want to make an impact and help others level up?

Donate
Gamers For Giving 2023
Gamers For Giving 2023

Hotel

While many attendees stay overnight at the venue to maximize gaming time, a number of hotels exist throughout the Ann Arbor area within 6 - 8 miles of the venue. We'd recommend the Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel as a potential option!

Travel

For those flying in from out of state, the closest airport to Gamers for Giving is the Detroit Metro Airport (airport code: DTW). The airport is about 20 minutes from the venue. Uber and Lyft are available for ground transportation.

Food

Food will be available from a variety of sources. Concessions will be open during the daytime, and outside food and beverage are permitted. Additionally, several locations deliver to the George Gervin GameAbove Center.

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Lan Tickets

Tickets will be available for purchase through our website. Presale tickets will be available for members of The GRID on Wednesday, January 25th at 1 PM Eastern. Public tickets be available on Friday, January 27th at 1 PM Eastern. Our 2023 event will offer five distinct ticket types. Please read the information below for details!

General Ticket
$45

The general seating ticket provides you with a spot in our BYOC LAN party.

  • 2 Power Outlets
  • Internet Connection
  • Chair
  • 3 Feet of Table Space
  • 1 Raffle Ticket
Enhanced Ticket
$90

The Enhanced ticket provides early venue access for another night of gaming!

  • 2 Power Outlets
  • Internet Connection
  • Chair
  • 3 Feet of Table Space
  • 10 Raffle Tickets
  • Friday Venue Access
Premium Ticket
$300

The Premium ticket provides more power, access, space, swag, and a snack cart!

  • 4 Power Outlets
  • Internet Connection
  • Chair
  • 6 Feet of Table Space
  • GFG Hoodie
  • Friday Venue Access
  • 15 Raffle Tickets
  • Snack Cart
Private Suite
ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE
$5,000
  • Suite For Up To 8 People
  • 16 - 20 Power Outlets
  • Chairs/Tables
  • Dedicated Network Switch
  • Friday Venue Access
  • Up to 8 GFG Hoodies
  • Snack Cart
  • Select Concierge Service
  • Private Security
  • Private Venue Entrance/Exit
  • GO Kart for Preferred Hospital
  • Guild Banner Hung Above Suite
  • 15 Raffle Tickets Per Person (8 people)
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Spectator Pass
Free

Spectating is free at Gamers for Giving!

Bring your entire squad, family or BOTH! We love pets but they are not allowed at the venue (due to flashing lights, loud sounds, and LOTS of power cables).

You can also select this option if you are a press member interested in covering the event.

Schedule
Monday, March 20th
  1. Any Time
    Online streaming marathons begin and last throughout the week!
Friday, March 24th
  1. 6 PM
    Early venue access for Enhanced, Premium, and Suite ticket holders.
  2. 6 PM
    No tournaments will be held on Friday. Competitve events will take place on Saturday & Sunday.
Saturday, March 25th
  1. 10 AM
    Doors open for General ticket holders and spectators.
  2. TBD
    Activity details coming soon -- follow us for updates!
Sunday, March 26th
  1. TBD
    Activity details coming soon -- follow us for updates!
  2. 11:59 PMish
    The LAN party will come to an end!
Tournaments
  • The Gamers for Giving LAN party features a variety of tournaments & activities for some of today's most popular esports titles. All LAN attendees are eligible to participate in the competitions. More information & rules for this year's activities will be posted in February. Prizing & trophies will be offered for each listed tournament.

  • Tournament rules will be posted in February! Check back soon.

  • Tournament rules will be posted in February! Check back soon.

  • Tournament rules will be posted in February! Check back soon.

  • Tournament rules will be posted in February! Check back soon.

  • Tournament rules will be posted in February! Check back soon.

  • Tournament rules will be posted in February! Check back soon. This year's Halo tournament will be open to LAN attendees.

  • Tournament rules will be posted in February! Check back soon.

  • Tournament rules will be posted in February! Check back soon.

  • A tournament for the most elaborate "campsite" at Gamers for Giving will be awarded to the attendee who exhibits a creative sleeping setup around their station to support overnight gaming. Judging criteria will be posted in February! Check back soon.

  • A competition for the most impressive gaming PC displayed at Gamers for Giving. Judging criteria will be posted in February! Check back soon.

LAN EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST

Bring with you:

  • Computer with necessary cables (or video game console)
  • Monitor (Note if your monitor is larger than 27 inches, you will need to purchase 2 seats. Premium tickets accommodate larger monitors).
  • Headset / mouse / keyboard.
  • Ethernet cable (preferably 25 feet long).
  • Updated software. No one wants to spend their time updating things!
  • Sleeping bag / pillow (if you plan on roughing the venue).
  • Money for food/snacks.
  • Each LAN seat has 2 electrical outlets (premium tickets have 4). Do not bring your own power strip or attempt to exceed the number of receptacles provided. If you'd like additional outlets, you must buy another seat at the LAN. Failure to abide by this rule may result in removal from the event.