2019 Partners

Beyond Entertainment

Beyond is a community driven website that specializes in hosting high caliber tournaments for over 35,000 members. TeamBeyond.net is your place to catch up on the lastest esports news, join the discussion and compete with your friends!

Gamer Advantage

Gamer Advantage™ is on a mission to create products that genuinely improve the well-being of any and all gamers. The company is committed to the wellness of every gamer in the world and will continue to invest in science that produces meaningful results.

Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University is one of the academic leaders of the Midwest, serving 23,000 students from the state of Michigan who are currently pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees. In all, more than 200 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. Eastern Michigan University is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education.


Lightstream builds live streaming creative tools and technology with a true passion for live video production, gaming and supporting the explosive growth of creators and their communities. Their cloud-based technology and products transform difficult technical hurdles into streamlined workflows – empowering creators to effortlessly share their passion, talent, and creativity on live streaming platforms like Mixer, Twitch, Facebook, YouTube, and more.

Astro Gaming

ASTRO Gaming creates premium video gaming equipment and peripherals for professional gamers and hardcore enthusiasts. Spun-off from design powerhouse ASTRO Studios, (an industrial design firm responsible for the look & feel of such products as the Xbox 360, HP Blackbird, and Nike+ FuelBand) ASTRO Gaming is a leading manufacturer of video gaming accessories.


Founded in June 2011, Twitch is the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers, video game culture, and the creative arts. Each day, close to 10 million visitors gather to watch and talk about video games with more than 2 million streamers.


The Intel LANFest series is a nation-wide BYOC (bring your own computer) LAN organization that features gaming tournaments and activities intended to entertain both casual and hardcore gamers. Ticket proceeds are donated to local charities. To date, LANFest has raised over $1,000,000.00 dollars for charity organizations.


CablesAndKits is one of the most recognized privately owned pre-owned/refurbished Cisco network equipment dealers in the US and one of the largest Cisco network accessory suppliers in the world! They’re a fantastic resource for IT professionals, and for the past seven years, have been part of Inc Magazine’s list of 5000 Fasted Growing Companies.


NZXT is a computer hardware manufacturer which specializes in mid tower and full tower cases, as well as computer cooling and power systems. Based in Los Angeles, California, NZXT has become one of the world's leading providers of hardware gear for PC enthusiasts since its founding in 2004.


DreamHack started in November 1994 when Kenny “K2-ICE” Eklund and Martin “DH_admin” Öjes rented the local school cafeteria in the small city Malung, Sweden and invited their computer enthusiast friends to join them for a weekend of coding and hacking. Today DreamHack Summer and DreamHack Winter are the world’s largest digital festivals, the indisputable largest LAN parties in the world with over 26,000 visitors, 22,483 unique devices in the network each and close to 10 000 visitors who enjoy DreamHack with their own computer. DreamHack also features world class esports events, DreamExpo, cosplay and a celebration on all things Internet happening several times each year all around the world.


For the last five years, DXRacer has supported Gamers Outreach as our exclusive seating provider. Their chairs are known for having a race car aesthetic, but are also ergonomically designed to ensure comfort and proper posture during late night gaming sessions. DXRacer is also local to Ann Arbor, Michigan – which makes us all the more grateful to have their support as we create an incredible experience for this year’s attendees.


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.

Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers

Whether you’re in the market to buy a new vehicle or are interested in learning about current lease offers, your Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers will help you find the vehicle perfect for you. Our local Detroit Chevy Dealers are partnering with us to equip hospitals throughout Metro Detroit with GO Karts!


Merit’s Mission is connecting organizations and building community. The company provides networking, security and community services to member organizations that help make our society a better place to learn, discover work and live – while upholding the principles of an open internet.


ASUS is a Taiwan-based, multinational computer hardware and consumer electronics company that was established in 1989. Dedicated to creating products for today’s and tomorrow’s smart life, ASUS is the world’s No. 1 motherboard and gaming brand as well as a top-three consumer notebook vendor.

Pistons GT

The Pistons GT are the Detroit franchise representatives for the NBA 2K League. As a sponsor of Gamers for Giving, we’re proud to help raise awareness of the Pistons GT brand, and the franchise’s overall support for the gaming community.


Gamers Outreach is proud to be a part of the 2019 HCS Grassroots series, with support from our friends at 343 Industries.

Meta Threads

Meta Threads is a lifestyle gaming brand, and official merch partner of Gamers for Giving 2019. Their products are proudly manufactured in the USA at the Meta Threads headquarters located in Los Angeles, California.


PDXLAN is a mega-LAN Party event in Portland, Oregon where PC gamers from around North America bring their computers to play video games with one another for four days while raising money for charity. Our goals are best described as “Have fun, Frag hard, Give back. The spring 2019 event will be raising money in support of Gamers Outreach programs!


Bluewater specializes in av integration and event technology services to create moving experiences for strong brands. For the last three years, Bluewater has provided tech / staffing in support of the Gamers for Giving stream broadcast. We're proud to work with them as one of our primary production partners!

Major League Gaming

MLG is one of the fastest growing digital networks worldwide, the most recognized brand in esports and pioneer of the competitive gaming industry. Our friends at MLG are loaning us a whole bunch of gear for our 2019 Halo tournament!

Bob Ross Foundation

For the last few years, we've hosted a special fundraising activity with our stream crew called the Bob Ross Challenge. Streamers make their best effort to imitate a Bob Ross painting, and through contributions, viewers can help or sabotage the artwork! This year, we're excited to partner with the Bob Ross Foundation as our official provider of art supplies! We'll also have a trained Bob Ross painting coach on site to assist the streamers with their creations. Get ready to paint some happy little trees! Learn more about the Bob Ross Foundation by clicking above.

CLX Gaming

CLX is a custom PC integrator catering to gamers and content creators. CLX was formed in January 2016 and is an extension of their parent company Cybertron International, who has been one of the largest system integrators since 1997. Both are owned and operated in the US. CLX believes in quality, attention to detail, and having the ability to choose exactly what you desire. CLX offers you a range from carefully curated systems to a completely customized experience. CLX is recognized for their award-winning custom designs and paint work. You are able have a fully customized experience when you configure your own system on clxgaming.com or choose a preconfigured system that matches your needs on Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, or with many of their other retail partners.


PowerA is a team of gaming enthusiasts with a passion for our products and partnerships. While innovation is key, we strive to provide our customers with an authentic and genuine gaming experience, no matter what platform they use. We are proud that most of our GO Karts come equipped with PowerA controllers.