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Gamers for Giving 2020 ONLINE

Gamers for Giving is a competitive gaming tournament and LAN party that helps generate resources for the initiatives of Gamers Outreach. Funds raised from the event help support Gamers Outreach charity initiatives, such as building portable gaming carts for children in hospitals.

COVID-19 Update from their website:
Over the past few weeks, our team has been actively monitoring developments regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). Attendee safety, as well as the safety of our volunteers, sponsors, and streamers is our top priority.

In consideration of growing public health concerns, we’ve decided to move this year’s Gamers for Giving to an online-only format. We will not be hosting a LAN or on-site tournaments at the EMU Convocation Center this year.

As you can imagine, this was not an easy decision to make. Our team works hard throughout the year to create an incredible experience for the gaming community. We sought guidance from our board, advisors, as well as health authorities in Michigan. We believe this course of action is in the best interest of our attendees and the event as a whole.

Refunds will be issued to all original ticket purchasers over the next 7 – 10 days. If you do not receive a refund by March 18th, please contact our team via email at [email protected] If you bought a ticket from a third party, please contact them directly with refund requests.

While Gamers for Giving won’t have a LAN component or tournaments, we still intend to produce an online fundraising marathon throughout the weekend of March 28th & 29th. We’ll be streaming live on our Twitch channel both days, and a number of our industry friends will be broadcasting from home!

Gamers for Giving is a major driver for our programs in hospitals. Kids and their families have come to depend on our ongoing support for the devices we provide. We’re going to make every effort to ensure we have a strong outcome, but we’ll need everyone’s help and encouragement to get there.

We invite you to join us online March 28th & 29th. Anyone can create a Tiltify fundraising campaign in support of our $700,000 goal to provide hospitalized children with access to entertainment. With your help, we can still make a massive difference for young gamers receiving medical care.

While we’re disappointed we won’t be able to unite our community in-person, as gamers, we’re the best in the world at uniting together through the internet. We appreciate everyone’s understanding during this anomalous situation.

We look forward to hosting a LAN next year, and hope to see you this March 28th & 29th online.
https://www.twitch.tv/gamersoutreach

NVGO – Northview Video Game Olympics

NVGO, (Northview Video Game Olympics), is a fundraiser for their Northview Band Boosters. The event will consist of a variety of tournaments for different video games. Participants are allowed to enter up to two different tournaments. Each entry costs $10.
The event will take place on Saturday, January 11th, with all preliminary rounds wrapping up by dinner time. The finals will take place starting at 7:00pm in the high school auditorium projected on the big screen for the audience to see. Admission for audience members is free. Winners will be honored in the medal ceremony at the end of the event.
Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nvgo-the-northview-video-game-olympics-tickets-86269926673

The Business of E-Sports

Association of Business Alumni Coffee Series presents The Business of E-Sports featuring Adam Antor, Head Coach of the Aquinas Esports Program and AQ Master of Management candidate.

In 2019 alone, an estimated 454 million people around the world tuned in to watch ‘esports.’ What are ‘esports?’ Quick answer: competitive video gaming. Esports has grown so large, you can’t afford not to know what it is.

Wednesday, February 26
7:30 am – 9 am
Aquinas College Donnelly Center

$15 includes coffee and a light breakfast. $5 of each registration fee will be considered a donation to support student attendance at community business events.

RSVP by February 19.

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JAFAX Pokemon Sword/Shield Celebration

Pokemon masters young and young at heart! Do you have what it takes to be the number one trainer in West Michigan? Do you just want to play Pokemon with fellow trainers? We have the event for you! On February 22, 2020, JAFAX will be partnering with The Comic Signal to host a Pokemon event to celebrate Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Everyone is welcome at this family friendly event. We will hold events for Pokemon Sword and Shield, Super Smash Brothers Ultimate, Pokken and much more. More information to come soon!

Come celebrate this huge milestone in Pokemon history with The Comic Signal and JAFAX.

Frostbite 2020

Frostbite roars back in 2020 for the 5 Year Anniversary of the series. We are a convention-style tournament experience: special guests, 24-hour gaming, on-demand side events, and more in addition to our main events! Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Singles and Doubles, as well as Rivals of Aether Singles and Doubles, return to the main event lineup. For our 5th installment, we have many special events in the works.

As Frostbite is one of the few Nintendo partnered events of the year, Frostbite 2020 is a must-attend event in Q1 2020!

Events for the Week Feb 17th-23rd

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