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MT Summit Gaming: Local eSports & The People Behind It

MT Summit Gaming: Local eSports & The People Behind It

Gamers are a special breed. They put their time and effort into their craft and break down any barrier in their way. Gathering achievements in the games play and out in real life, Mid Tier Summit Gaming, also known as MT Summit, is an organization stands as an inspiration to anyone interested in the video game industry. Hosting tournaments that range from Super Smash Bros to Dragon Ball FighterZ, this Long Island, NY based company is doing something amazing for the gaming community. Bringing together different competitors of all skills levels, the tournaments they host are focused on bringing the community up, together.

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A New Take On Competitive Gaming

Mid Tier Summit recently hosted the College Pro Tour. Gigamax Games was on location and spoke with both competitors and the driven individuals behind this eSports organization. It was amazing to learn about the gamers taking part in the tournament and the people that founded Mid Tier Summit.

Find the interviews with the gamers that took part in MT Summit Gamings, College Pro Tour!

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Organizations like MT Summit are the embodiment of what can happen when gamers come together to accomplish a goal. Turning that idea or dream into something bigger is possible, no matter where someone is from or what they’re doing today. Gigamax Games sat down with many of the founding members to learn more about how this company was brought into existence and what was the driving force behind it all.

Interviews and New Friends

Gigs and Mack caught up with Chris, the CFO for MT Summit and wanted to see what drove him to play a part in helping build up the gaming community around Long Island, “I’m shy, [MT Summit] gave me the opportunity to branch out and gaming was a great platform because I felt comfortable with it. Other people who may or may not be shy can get into something that seems very scary, like competing. When I first started, my goal was to come in as a little bit of the money man. My intentions were to do something different that I’ve never done before. My goal is to reach people.”

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Even though Chris primarily plays shooters and doesn’t compete in fighting tournaments, he found a way to get involved in the community he loves. There’s no right or wrong way to play a part in the video game industry and there’s a place for everybody.

Born Leader

Taking a second to escape the crowd, the Gigamax crew sat down with Joe, CEO of MT Summit and Tim, Creative Lead. Joe was asked how he found himself leading the organization and gave a surprising response, “Alex reached out to me, while I was still at the University of Virginia and asked if I wanted to help work on [MT Summit] and I said, no I don’t. That ended that for a while. I kinda came back to it later and was like, you know what, it could be fun. I’ve played video games my entire life and gaming is definitely a growing industry.”

Joe continues, “My initial hesitation was that I’m a public policy guy and I was getting my masters degree and when he asked me I was in the middle of writing my thesis. I realized as things were winding down that I had some free time, and this could be something really cool. “ A natural born leader, Joe had the unique ability to step into a leadership role. Again, this is a prime example of an individual that loves gaming and has his own unique set of skills finding his spot within the amazing gaming community. It was fascinating to learn about how Joe got involved and goes to show no one knows what tomorrow can bring.

The Creative Vision

Tim, Creative Lead is responsible for all the branding materials that come out of MT Summit. He too had an interesting journey that led him to take a vital seat within the organization. “Alex kinda approached me one day when we were hanging out and said, hey Tim you do all this art stuff right, and he showed me logos they were working on. Fortunately, they weren’t spending too much money on it. What ultimately wound up happening was that I said, give me 5 minutes and I’m going to make a quick rough sketch. At first, all I was there to do was to set up the branding and logos, evenly I was asked if I wanted to be a part of [MT Summit].”

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Now, Tim holds a critical role in MT Summit. All the posters, merchandise, and anything else with graphics, Tim is the one that puts it all together. An artist at heart, he found a way to turn that talent into means of being enveloped by the gaming community that’s so close to his heart.

Inspired and Determined

The one with the initial vision to bring MT Summit into existence was, Alex. With aspirations of one day being a professional eSports competitor, a master at fighting games in his own right, he saw an opportunity to do what he loves but in a different way. Alex is the main tournament organizer, in charge of the brackets and getting players involved. “I participated in a tournament called Defend the North and there weren’t any tournaments like this back at home. That was last year around February.”

This realization eventually lead him to come up with the vision for MT Summit Gaming. But first, there were obstacles he needed to overcome. “I need[ed] people that were reliable enough to help me start this.” Eventually, he went on to cultivate the amazing team he’s working with today. One at a time, he connected the dots with help from the team and formed the MT Summit we see today.

It was clear he had a passion for what MT Summit stood for. Every word was sincere, and there was no doubt he was giving his all to bring this organization to new heights. “It’s honestly amazing, this whole process has been amazing.”

Even with this passion, there were still lessons Alex was learning. [One of the main challenges was] “understanding this position more, as a tournament organizer there are still things I don’t know. I’m self-taught” To continue learning, Alex faced these challenges head-on with his incredible team. Speaking with other event organizers around Long Island, collaboration played a large role in his education and has proven to be incredibly beneficial as the College Pro Tour came together in a spectacular way.

Final Thoughts

This story should be an inspiration to anyone that wants to get involved in the gaming community. Years of experience is a plus but drive, determination, and a willingness to learn will pay off in success.

Each one of these individuals had a very different story and took a unique path that led them to the door of MT Summit Gaming. The brainchild of Alex, he went on to find a reliable group of like-minded people with a shared dream to accomplish a spectacular goal. They’ve already reached some impressive milestones within the Long Island gaming community and it’s just the beginning.

There is so much more to the story behind MT Summit Gaming. This is not just the beginning of their journey, but the start of a fascinating story. To learn more about MT Summit, be sure to check out their Facebook page. If you want to find out more about the team, there’s no substitute for attending one of their events in person.

Special thanks to MT Summit Gaming for inviting the Gigamax Games crew out to Long Island for this impressive event. Be sure to check back again soon for even more updates on local eSports tournaments and the entire video game industry.

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MT Summit Gaming: Jabs and Frags

MT Summit Gaming: Jabs and Frags

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This weekend marks another incredible local eSports event hosted by MT Summit Gaming. It’s happening this weekend, January 20th and it’s a little different from their past events. Called Jabs and Frags Tandem Tournament, both tournaments for Street Fighter V and Call of Duty World War II will be taking place simultaneously. 

The two-part event will be a place for local gamers from two very different communities to join up and meet like-minded people in a friendly, competitive environment.

Location and Sign Up

Saturday, the doors open at 4:00pm at the Cradle of Aviation Museum located on Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City, New York 11530. Tickets are available for both spectators and competitors. If you’re serious about being a competitor, take a look at the rules and regulations for both the Call of Duty: WWII and Street Fighter V tournaments.

First Place Prizes

With some huge prizes on the line, things are sure to heat up once the action begins. There are two tournaments taking place at the same time so that means double the prizes and excitement.

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Street Fighter V

First place takes home…

  • Qanba Obsidian Fight Stick
  • Copy of DragonBall FighterZ for the console of your choice
Call of Duty: WWII

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First place team takes home…

  • $200 in gift cards
  • 4 Nubwo N2 Gaming Headsets

Raffle Prizes

The hosts are putting on one exciting raffle as well! Below is just a preview of the raffle prizes Gigamax Games will be bringing. MT Summit Gaming still has so much more to offer!

Prize Pack 1: Funko Call of Duty John “SOAP” Pop Games Figure and a $50 Amazon gift card.

Prize Pack 2: Funko Street Fighter Blanka Pop Games Figure and a $50 Amazon gift card.

SPECIAL PRIZE: The Super NES Classic!

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Find more information about MT Summit Gaming and their upcoming event Jabs and Frags on Facebook

MT Summit Gaming runs their events a little different from other eSports organizations. The entire production is focused on creating the best possible experience for the gamers and spectators. Jabs and Frags has a particular surprise in store that will make competitors feel as though they’re competing on a global scale. MT Summit Gaming ensures that these events are friendly while also remaining competitive. They are masters at what they do and the tournaments they’ve been hosting continue to leave their mark on the local eSports community.

Don’t forget to stop by the MT Summit Gaming page on Gigamax Games.

Be sure to check back after the event for interviews with the tournament winners and exclusive behind the seans shots from Jabs and Frags!

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Up and coming gaming organization based out of Long Island, NY.

Spreading the E-Sports community, the love of video games, and the opportunity to compete across Long Island and beyond.

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United WE GAME: for Jacksonville – Long Island Gaming Community

United WE GAME: for Jacksonville: Long Island Gaming Community

The Long Island gaming community comes together to raise money for the Jacksonville shooting victims. The horrific tragedy took place at a Madden tournament and it hit particularly close to home for organizations like MT Summit Gaming. September 23rd, MT Summit Gaming and eSport tournament organizers from all around the island are teaming up to host a massive, collaborative event and all proceeds will be donated directly to EA’s public fund to support the victims.

MT Summit Gaming reached out to the entire local gaming community and everyone was excited to get started. MT Summit Gaming, Aon Gaming, Waypoint Gaming, GenGAME, Long Island Retro Gaming, Esports Long Island, Tech Chase TV, and Gigamax Games will all be taking part in promotion and handling tournament operations. 

Long Island Gamers Have Options

The event is called “United WE GAME: for Jacksonville” and there will be ten different events spanning from 12:00pm to 6:00pm EST. It all takes place at the Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City, NY.

Find all the different tournaments that will be taking place on that very special Sunday, below.

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Free-play retro gaming will also be available as the tournaments rage on. There is truly something for everyone at “United WE GAME: for Jacksonville”.

MT Summit Gaming has been hosting local eSports tournaments around Long Island since January of 2017. Each event is focused on the local community and sportsmanship, ensuring everyone feels as though they belong. Any tournament has the potential to get competitive, but MT Summit Gaming makes sure to create a friendly atmosphere. Now, MT Summit Gaming is combining forces with the entire might of the Long Island gaming community to host a tournament for an excellent cause. 

Gaming for Good

The event captures the MT Summit Gaming spirit but instead of just bringing the video game community together for a fun tournament, this time, the event organizers and competitors are doing so much more. Gamers are a special breed and the tragedy in Jacksonville hit each and every one of them hard. Long Island gamers want to bring some light to this dark time in eSports history by raising money for the victims’ families.

Everyone at Gigamax Games wants to thank the entire Long Island video game community for coming together to host such an important event.

For more information on “United WE GAME: for Jacksonville”, visit the official Facebook Event page and to keep up with all of MT Summit Gaming tournaments, jump over to the MT Summit page on Gigamax Games.

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Local eSports and the Mid-Tier Summit Community

Mid-Tier Summit Long Island eSports Community

Mid-Tier Summit is a company organizing eSports tournaments in and around the Long Island, New York area. They host tournaments that range from Call of Duty: WWII to Smash 4 on Wii U. Primarily focused on fighting games, their events stand out in a few amazing ways.

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Tim, Creative Director [Left] – Joe, CEO [Right]

July 14th of 2018 marked their second Smash 4 tournament and it once again proved that Mid-Tier Summit truly wants to create an atmosphere where every competitor feels comfortable and invited.

They cultivated a community of like-minded gamers and created an environment focused on sportsmanship. It would be a challenge to walk around the massive venue and locate a cut-throat gamer starting arguments or putting down other competitors. Instead, a newcomer will find experienced competitors handing out advice and being invited to play friendly matches before it’s time to get serious.

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The recent Smash 4 tournament had an impressive prize-pool as well. Along with the friendly atmosphere, Mid-Tier Summit offered a cash prize for the winner and runner-up. Gigamax Games even chipped in $100 to add to the excitement!  

More Than Just A Tournament

Mid-Tier Summit doesn’t only host amazing eSports events, they invite the video game community to get invited. This time around the event organizers invited a 3D artist that works with Bread Machine Games, an independent developer that is releasing Slam Land on August 7th.

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Slam Land is coming to Steam, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. Watch the announcement trailer below!

Spectators and competitors were able to give Slam Land a try and learn a little bit about its development. This experience was invaluable for anyone aspiring to become a part of the video game industry. From seeing how eSports tournaments are run to getting their hands on an unreleased indie game and learn about the development process, Mid-Tier summit has a little bit for everyone.

So Much For Everyone

MId-Tier Summit doesn’t just host an assortment of video game tournaments, they offer a space for gamers to come together and share incredible experiences. Creators of all kinds, indie developers debuting games, people sharing handmade crafts, and artists all elevate the entire experience. Whether someone is competing or just spectating and rooting on their friends, there is something for every gamer in attendance.

There are some big things on the horizon for Mid-Tier Summit. Be sure to stay up-to-date with the latest tournaments, news from their very own eSports team, and exciting collaborations on the Mid-Tier Summit contributor page right here on GigamaxGames.com.

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Mid-Tier Summit: Another Step Forward in the World of eSports

Mid-Tier Summit: Another Step Forward in the World of eSports

Long Island, NY’s Mid-Tier Summit is an event organizer which hosts eSports tournaments for a wide variety of games including but not limited to, Super Smash Bros., Dragon Ball FighterZ, Street Fighter V, and Call of Duty WWII. At the beginning of June, the company announced their next step forward into the world of eSports. The company has founded their very own eSports team. President and Lead Tournament Organizer, Alex handpicked each individual that would be taking a spot on the new Mid-Tier Summit eSports team.

Team Members include:

  • AfroThunder
  • Swool Cthulhu
  • Stride – @MTS_Stride
  • Gingy – @MTS_Gingy
  • And President and Lead Tournament Organizer himself, Alex – @Holc55

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CEO of Mid-Tier Summit, Joe had this to say about the company’s new eSports team, “Since the inception of this company, it has been our vision at Mid-Tier Summit not only provide world-class tournaments, but also world class players to challenge the competition. This has been something my business partner Alex has always been exceptionally passionate about, and Alex took the time to hand-select every player that has joined our team. He has really put together a special group of players, and I am really excited to watch them show the world what Mid-Tier Summit is all about.”

Gigamax Games has been following and attending Mid-Tier Summit events since August of 2017. Since then, they have continued to impress the Long Island, NY competitive gaming community. Their events, their prizes, and the company has continued to grow. The future looks bright for the video game tournament organizers and now, eSport team owners.

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Based in Long Island, NY, Mid-Tier Summit is an event organizer and now eSports team owner. Hosting a variety of tournaments, the company has an exciting year lined up. For more information on Mid-Tier Summit and news about the incredible team, be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and keep up with all the action on the Mid-Tier Summit community page on Gigamax Games.

MT Summit: College Pro Tour Competitor Interviews

MT Summit: College Pro Tour Competitor Interviews

Gamers of all kinds came together at the Cradle of Aviation in Long Island, New York to celebrate the College Pro Tour, hosted by Mid Tier Summit Gaming. Five tournaments, Tekken 7, Super Smash Bros 4, Street Fighter V, Super Smash Bros Melee, and Dragon Ball FigherZ, were taking place throughout the day and the action was non-stop. Gigamax Games was on location, speaking with competitors and the MT Summit crew to see what these tournaments mean to the gaming community and the individuals that put it all together.

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The first thing that becomes absolutely clear when walking around to the different tournament stations is that these competitors are extremely supportive of one another. No judgments and incredibly accepting, MT Summit Gaming did an amazing job creating an environment where gamers of all skill levels can thrive.

“It’s incredible actually,” said Vinny, who was competing in the Super Smash Bros 4 tournament. He went on to explain, “It feels like there’s a lot at stake even though it’s a smaller tournament.”

Big Prizes and Support

Gamers from all over the island couldn’t wait for their chance to get a piece of the over $1000 in prize support, including a brand new Nintendo Switch. With such an amazing first prize, there was actually a lot at stake. However, even with the massive prize pool, the competition floor was still anything but cutthroat. Toxicity that is so often associated with the gaming community was nowhere to be found. A friendly atmosphere and gamers building other gamers up was the common theme of the event.

When speaking to SoulArts, the second place winner of the Super Smash Bros tournament, he stated, “The community has a lot of intertwined bonds” and after this weekend, that is evident.

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Even with all the good vibes throughout the tournament, people were still there to compete and have a good time.

Whan (Chibi Whan), who was competing in the Street Fighter V tournament is new to the competitive scene and was excited to find out about MT Summits latest event. “I’ve been waiting for a Street Fighter V tournament for like, ever.” He goes on to say, “[I’m] trying to get a little more competitive with this kind of thing – I know more than I did a couple months ago, but I still have a way to go.” It’s great to see those new to the competitive gaming scene get involved and with the atmosphere MT Summit created, it’s a perfect first step into eSports as a whole.

Gamers From Every Skill Level

Another gamer Gigamax Games had a chance to meet was Synchronaizah. It was his first time at an MT Summit tournament and he seemed excited. “I’m ready for it,” he said. After hearing about how close MT Summits College Pro Tour was to his house, it was clear he wanted to get involved, “I should just go and do this.” 

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Not only where there new faces, Gigs, and Mack met up with some people that attended previous MT Summit tournaments. The crew first met Tony (SolidTony), formally from Crossfire gaming, at one of MT Summits first events last year. He’s a bit of a veteran of the competitive gaming scene. “About when Smash 4 came out, I played it religiously and I’ve traveled, I went through a lot of tournaments.” It was incredible having the chance to get some perspective from a seasoned gamer. Tony continued, “We used to run our own events [on Long Island] and we kinda just stopped and real life happened. I took a pretty big hiatus with competing. I love gaming, I love competing.”

The tournament spanned all day. Gigs and Mack made so many new friends and learned so much about the Long Island gaming community. There were contributors selling incredible handmade and 3D printed gaming gear and there was always a place open for a free play with some great people. One of those new faces the Gigamax crew had the chance to meet was RickyG, the winner of the Super Smash Bros 4 tournament.

Winners Share Amazing Advice

RickyG left the MT Summit tournament with a brand new Nintendo Switch and even though his tournament ended halfway through the event, he stuck around all the way until the end. Catching up with RickyG after his big win, we found out a little bit about this talented gamer. “I only just kinda sorta started getting back into [the competitive scene]”. He definitely knew the Long Island Smash scene well, “At one point I would say I was one of the best players on Long Island but nowadays you have a lot of great players. There is some really rising talent. There’s a deep bond within the community. What brought me back is that I made a lot of friends in the scene.” Ricky also had some amazing advice for any future or currently competing gamers, “Don’t be afraid to talk to gamers at a higher level than you.”

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Mike (Face), owner of Aion Gaming and Super Smash Bros Melee competitor who took home first place had another bit of important information for any gamer, “You can’t control how good your opponent is at all, spending any time on that is fruitless.” He went on to explain how focusing on practicing and improving yourself is the only thing that a person can do to keep getting better. 

There were so many gamers attending that are working hard every day trying to find their own space within the massive industry. Trevor, a Stream Technician from GenGaming and Aion Gaming, shared a few words of wisdom for anyone trying to get involved in the gaming industry. “There are so many ways you can get into [the gaming industry]. When you think about eSports and regular sports, there’s a lot of common allies.” He explained, “You can write, you can podcast, you can live stream, you can run tournaments like the guys at Mid Tier Summit are doing and what we’re doing over at Aion gaming, you can be a stream technician.”

Looking Forward

Not only was the College Pro Tour an exciting tournament, it was an amazing overall experience. Getting a chance to meet like-minded gamers, all from diverse backgrounds and at different stages in their competitive gaming journey was inspirational. It was fantastic to see top-tier gamers were giving advice to the newer competitors. MT Summit Gaming and the tournaments they host are the embodiment of what the Gigamax crew believes in, gamers can build each other up and thrive together.

Be sure to stop by again on Friday to check out the exclusive interview with some of the core members from Mid Tier Summit Gaming!

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Local Gamers Raise Over $1,900 for a Great Cause

Gamers have the power to do wonderful things. From beating Dark Souls, to giving back to their community in a spectacular way, the video game community is growing and that means their ability to give back is expanding as well.

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The Long Island video game community came together to host an event called United We Game: For Jacksonville. Its goal was to raise money for the victims of the Madden tournament shooting and it was a glowing success. MT Summit Gaming, a Long Island eSports event organizer that hosts community orientated tournaments all around the island saw this tragedy and couldn’t sit by and do nothing. So they sprang into action, contacting a host of small businesses around Long Island and asked them to contribute in their own way.

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All tallied up, United We Game: For Jacksonville brought in over $1,900 and donated it to EA’s Public Fund which the company set up to help those impacted by the horrific event. None of the hosts pocketed a dime of the income. Every cent of profit went directly to the charity. People offered their time, equipment, and expertise at no cost, all to raise money for individuals they’ve never met. This just highlights the comradery that can be found all throughout the video game community.

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Joe Marchese-Schmitt President and CEO of MT Summit was asked: What gave you the idea to put this event together?

“It’s something we’ve wanted to do for a while. The video game community, generally speaking, can be kind of fractured and we’ve been trying to think of ways to unite people for a while. “

“[The tragedy] hit particularly close to home for us, we run events like that all the time. With everything bad happening, we had to do something about it and we couldn’t let this pass us by, we wouldn’t have let ourselves live that down. We thought that if there was a chance to get people together, this was it.”

“Hopefully this event today goes the extra mile, not just in raising money for the families and the people that unfortunately passed away and for the people that were injured, but the goal today is also to show the world and remind the video game community that we are one cohesive united community that will stand together when tragedy hits.” 

Collaborating Long Island Small Businesses

United We Game: For Jacksonville wasn’t just an unbelievable cause, it showed that small businesses have the power to do a lot of good. When these local businesses come together and collaborate, they can have a nationwide impact. MT Summit Gaming realized that if they brought together companies that would normally be competing and offered them all a chance to do give back, something amazing would happen. That became a reality after the results of United We Game: For Jacksonville were realized.

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All of the companies listed below gave their time to make sure this event met a certain standard. Every piece of equipment, all the effort, and every second spent advertising and hosting brackets for no profit proves that this community will stand together through any hurdle that presents itself. 

To find out more about them, be sure to click through and see what else makes these companies special besides them giving their time to this cause.

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What made you want to be a part of this?

“[MT Summit] reached out to me and it’s for a great cause. I like games and so, of course, it’s a pretty natural thing. We wanted to bring our all” Michael LaBombard, owner of Aon Gaming stated.

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Long Island Retro Gaming

Why did Long Island Retro Gaming want to be involved today?

Chris aka Dbus explained, “This whole situation, you know what it is, it sucks. I wish I had better verbiage for it but I don’t. It’s unfortunate, it’s unfortunate that stuff like this keeps happening and I’m glad that all the different communities on Long Island, Long Island Retro and everybody else came together to toss this together and do something good.”

“At the end of the day, we have Tetris Grand Finals going on right now and obviously, there’s going to be a winner and there’s going to be a loser. But watching people play and have a good time is what’s it about.”

Find Long Island Retro Gaming on Facebook, Twitter, and their Website!

 

ESPORTS LONG ISLAND and Extra Life NYC & LI Guild

What does ESPORTS LONG ISLAND do exactly, for those that might not know?

“We’ve been putting on free tournaments for the local community and Nassau and Suffolk County. I enjoy putting on events and bringing a community that would normally be at home, together and give them a platform to meet other people in the area who play the same game who they never met before.” Mike Harris said. 

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You said you also said you work closely with Extra Life. How does that work?

Harris continued to explain his role for the Extra Life BYC & LI Guild, “I’m the president of the Extra Life NYC & LI Guild. On a national level, Extra Life supports Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital is Cohen Children’s Medical Center. My responsibility is to build a local group of ambassadors who promote Extra Life and get other people involved to fundraise for our local hospital.”

“We go to a lot of Cons and different events in the area to promote and then we also do a lot of events at the hospital with the kids.”

Find out more about Extra Life NYC & LI Guild on their Website, Twitter, and follow them on Instagram!

 

Waypoint Gaming

Speaking with Eric Marinaccio, COO for Waypoint Gaming, Gigamax Games asked a couple of questions to learn more about the company and their contribution.

Waypoint Gaming has only been open for about 4 months but have you done charity before?

“We haven’t done anything to this scale. We do have a lot of things planned to do other charities. We are working with Extra Life to get some stuff together.” Marinaccio explained.

How did you guys get involved with this event?

He continued, “Especially for this, the Madden community holds a special place in our heart. We do have a Madden player and when it first happened, a lot of people in the community were scared because they thought he was there. I knew he wasn’t able to go but the community started going crazy trying to find him. So, we wanted to give something back. We wanted to prove that it doesn’t matter what facet of gaming you’re in, you want to work together and prove that the gaming community isn’t all these little alcoves, we’re all the same.”

Learn more about Waypoint Gaming on their Website, Facebook page, and Twitter!

 

GenGAME

Has GenGAME taken part in charities like this before? 

“Over the course of our charitable involvement, we’ve at least raised over $10,000 for charity. For this event, in particular, we felt this was great to kind of bring everyone together and just throw a great event and raise some good money for the folks who really need it right now,” said Trevor Magnani from GenGAME.

This company has so much more to share with the Long Island gaming community. See what else they have to offer on their Website, Facebook, and Twitter!

 

Extra Life

Extra Life Volunteer, Jerelyn Zontini helped the Gigamax Games crew learn more about this charitable organization and what these events mean to her. 

How many of these kinds of events do you attend a year?

“Depending on the time of the year and the scope of the event, we will try to get to as many gaming events in the Long Island community. I got involved about 5 years ago. Being an event planner and community manager and seeing the surge and the excitement and the impact that eSports and gaming, to see it kind of surge and what it’s become, it’s wonderful to see here on Long Island that the community does come together for fun, for laughter for tears for competition, but that’s being a part of a community.”

There is a competitive nature in gaming, there’s going to be a winner. But once they’re behind the screen, it’s what they love to do. It’s almost beyond a sense of competition at that point. Do you see that a lot? Where it’s mostly comradery?

“Speaking as a volunteer for Extra Life, knowing that the proceeds of volunteering or gaming and the funds that are raised are going to the one Children’s Miracle Network Hospital on Long Island, and to see these people come together and sign up and want to raise funds for this not-for-profit, they’re directly impacting, not only their love of gaming but they might not realize it, they’re impacting the hospital on Long Island whose funds are given strictly for some programs, going directly back to the hospital. [Gamers] can see the difference that their fun and their fundraising is going.”

See how to get involved and start giving back with Extra Life by visiting their Website, Twitter, or Instagram page

 

Virtual Realms

Virtual Realms brought out two stunning VR setups and invited people to play a variety of games for free, all day. There was even a Beat Saber bracket where gamers slashed their way through fire beats to take home the title as Beat Saber champion while also giving back to the gaming community. This company created a place on Long Island for gamers to experience the latest VR gaming technology, host parties and overall just have an amazing time.

 

Small Businesses and Local Vendors

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Besides the companies that hosted brackets, free plays, and donated equipment, there were other small businesses that came to show support. They shared their art, creativity, and products with the crowd to elevate the entire experience. Take a few minutes and find out more about these talented artists, creators, and organizations. 

Video Game Community is Unique and Beautiful

There is one community in particular that made this event possible and without them, United We Game: For Jacksonville wouldn’t be able to raise any money at all. Gamers, competitors, and spectators are the life-blood of video game tournaments. Long Island gamers came out in a big way, competing and cheering on their favorite gamers, and their presence supported the competition and entire cause. Without the support of all the gamers that attended, it would have been impossible to raise this money.

It was heartwarming to see and speak to the incredible people that put this event together. Sometimes, gamers forget that they are a part of a community, especially one that is becoming more powerful by the day. Competing companies and gamers put their differences aside on that day to give back to the community in an amazing way.

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Gigamax Games Features ‘SolidTony’ 

Gigamax is proud to present, SolidTony! This incredibly talented gamer and Twitch streamer is joining the team as a social contributor! Welcome to the SolidTony page on Gigamax Games.

To keep up with the latest announcements, be sure to keep checking back here and follow Tony on Twitter and Twitch!

 

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SolidTony – Featured Twitch Streamer on Gigamax Games

Catch the SolidTony Stream on Twitch!



Find Out More About SolidTony:

His name is Tony, and he loves to play a plethora of games including:

  • Smash
  • MGS
  • God of War
  • Fortnite
  • PUBG
  • Starcraft II

Do you want to become a featured content creator? 

This streamer from Long Island, NY has a long history in the competitive gaming scene. Still participating in tournaments like those hosted by MT Summit Gaming, SolidTony can be found on Twitch during his downtime.

Stick around for all the updates coming from SolidTony and his new partnership with Gigamax Games.

This will be the place to find the latest information on tournaments SolidTony will be participating in and what games people can expect to see Tony streaming every week.

New highlight videos are coming soon, so be sure to check back!

Follow all the action and get ready for an exciting future filled with amazing gamers and great times.

THANK YOU to each of you who have helped support this community!

 

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How To Contribute: Gigamax Games 2018 Update

How To Contribute: Gigamax Games 2018 Update

Operating for over a year, Gigamax Games has become a resource for gaming news, reviews, gameplay videos and industry updates. The entire crew wants to thank everyone that took part in this journey and want to invite even more people to join in on the fun and contribute. All the engagement, and submissions  Gigamax Games received over the past year have played such a big role in the organizations’ growth.

There are so many different ways to get involved with Gigamax Games. Each and every contribution opportunity is focused on the creator and their content. Gigamax Games never takes credit for any contributions and the credit always goes to the creator.

Videos

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Any video creator has a chance to submit content to the Gigamax Games family. It can either be original content or a collection of favorite clips from Gigamax Games videos. Whatever gaming content people want to share will be submitted to GigamaxGames@Gmail.com and either Gigs or Mack will personally watch the entire video and if it’s something the Gigamax crew thinks the audience will enjoy, the creator will get their very own page on GigamaxGames.com.

Articles

Article writers and reviewers always have a spot here at Gigamax Games. The crew is constantly in search of new perspectives and the door is open to writers of all kinds. It’s easy to submit content and the Gigamax crew will even run through the article and edit any grammar or spelling mistakes without changing the nature of the content. The only qualifier is that the article or review needs to abide by the standards and quality of the Gigamax Games brand and focused on video games. Stop over on the Social Community page to start getting involved!

Events

Our great friends at, MT Summit Gaming!

The Gigamax Games crew currently has a wonderful partnership with MT Summit Gaming. This incredible company holds eSports tournaments in the Long Island New York area and Gigs and Mack couldn’t be happier about it. Gigamax Games is constantly in search of new eSports event planners or any other companies focused on the gaming industry in any capacity. With so many exciting things on the horizon for Gigamax Games, the crew wants to share this experience with other companies working on making their mark. For any questions, feel free to reach out to GigamaxGames@Gmail.com

Art

This is a new area of the Gigamax contributor section. Nothing goes better with gaming than the fan art that keeps these amazing stories alive. Whether it’s creative graphics or a representation of a favorite video game, Gigamax Games wants to take a look! Any artist has a chance to get their work in front of the eyes of gamers from all over the world. Submit any art to the Gigamax Games email and the crew will take a look.  As with any contribution, all the credit will go to the creator and then anyone else searching for more of the creators’ art will have a place to go and keep up with their latest creations.

Thank you for stopping by and learning more about the contribution opportunities available. Everyone on the crew hopes to hear from you soon! You don’t need to be a video game industry veteran to contribute, all that’s needed is a passion for gaming.

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