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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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Big Developers Raise Money for Disaster Relief

Big Developers Raise Money for Disaster Relief

Both Bethesda and Microsoft, two of the world’s largest game developers released their plans to help support those impacted by the recent natural disasters occurring around the globe. These two gaming giants are leveraging their notoriety and the community that loves their games for a good cause, showing the world the positive impact gamers can have as they help provide for those in need of disaster relief.

Bethesda’s initiative is being called “The Good Within” and is currently raising money through CrowdRise to support the American Red Cross’s disaster and humanitarian relief efforts globally. The community goal for the event is $15,000, which Bethesda said they will match when the campaign is over. You can show support by heading over to the CrowdRise site and clicking donate, you’re then able to choose whether the donation goes directly to a specific cause or the American Red Cross.

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The Gaming Community Is Awesome

Bethesda is even working with streamers and content creators who are playing the game this month.

Microsoft also revealed their initiative, which is being held with Halo 5. This charitable campaign involves fans of the game purchasing a new DLC pack where the proceeds will go to the charity, GlobalGiving. This organization is dedicated to getting non-profit groups the funding and support they need to get their work done.

To show support, Halo 5 players can purchase the Relief and Recovery Req Pack. The DLC includes five permanent Reqs,  which will be Ultra or Better rarity. Also inside the pack are 10 Ultra or Better Boost Cards. The Req Packs will go live on October 23rd and can be purchased in the Halo 5 in-game store or directly on the Xbox Live Web Store.

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Gamers Make The World A Better Place

The developer behind Halo 5, 343, made this charming announcement on their website.

“Like countless others, many of us here at 343 have been impacted in a variety of ways by the seemingly unending string of challenges reality has thrown humanity’s way recently,”. It continued, “From the Gulf Coast to Puerto Rico, from hurricanes to earthquakes to wildfires, there’s been no shortage of unbelievable hardship suffered by folks from all walks. If there’s one thing I’ve learned about the Halo community though, it’s that when the hour seems darkest, help is always on the way. And to any community members directly affected by these recent disasters, know that we’re rooting for you every step of the way. You’ve got Spartans on the ground, and we’re not going anywhere…” (http://bit.ly/2hJTnRe)

When the gaming community comes together there is no limit to what we can achieve for not only the industry but the benefit of those around the world. It is reassuring to see that in trying times the company’s that make products we love are willing to do their part to help those in need. If you have the means, we urge you to donate and show that the community is one that strives to make the world a better place.

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Operation Supply Drop: Play Games & Support the Troops

Operation Supply Drop: Play Games & Support the Troops

Today in the United States, marks the day we put aside to remember our troops who have served throughout the nation’s history. Brave men and women that served in our armed forces deserve the utmost respect and whatever support we can offer. Many organizations have been set up that do a lot of work for not only veterans but for active duty service men and women as well. One of these amazing organizations is Operation Supply Drop, a group of veterans and civilians making life a little easier for our country’s troops by using the power of video games.

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Operation Supply Drop: Background and Overview

Operation Supply Drop was founded back in 2010 with the goal of sending “Video game care packages downrange.” By January of 2013 the program had sent 100 supply drops to deployed troops and the only question this organization asked was “what more can we do?” As service members began to return home, Operation Supply Drop started various new programs to help veterans deal with the transitional challenges that come with the return back to civilian life. One of these programs is the “Thank You Deployments” program which offers veterans ‘once in a lifetime’ experiences for continuing the spirit of their service. Another amazing program they run is called “Respawn” which is led by Chief Medical Officer Erik S. Johnson and is centered around helping recovering veterans with the “healing power of gaming.”

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So, How Can I Get Involved?

We know, at this point you’re wondering “how can I get involved.” Don’t worry, Operation Supply Drop offers plenty of opportunities for gamers to help out. One important program in particular is called “8-Bit Salute.” The idea of 8-Bit Salute is to unite the gaming community in support of our troops by doing what we all love, play video games. Individuals can set up pages for fans and fellow gamers to donate, which can be promoted through live streams, Youtube videos and any other way you can imagine. In fact, Gigamax has their own 8-Bit Salute page that you can donate at right here!

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Time To Take Action!

This amazing organization has already done so much for our troops and they continue to make a difference everyday. Remember, if you’re interested in helping out you can go donate on the Gigamax team page or you can set up your own team page and encourage friends, family and fans to support the people who are already doing so much for us. If you’re interested in learning more about this wonderful non-profit organization, check out their website and find out about all the ways you can get involved.

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