This weekend, High Score is excited to be taking part in Gamers for Giving in partnership with Gamer Advantage.
Since 2008, Gamers for Giving has become one of the largest competitive gaming tournament, streaming marathon, and LAN parties in the United States. Along with giving players a chance to test their skills against others, Gamers for Giving helps generate resources for the initiatives of Gamers Outreach which provides “GO Karts” (Gamers Outreach Karts) to hospitals, giving children a way to play games when they are unable to leave their rooms. While Gamers Outreach started in Ann Arbor, Michigan, their reach has expanded across the US, bringing the joy and comfort of games to thousands of children every year.
Hospitals can be a stressful and scary place, especially for children. Video games can help hospitalized children find a release, bringing them a way to have fun that was previously unavailable to them.
We are proud to be a part of the gaming community and are honored that Gamers for Giving has included us in their annual event this year. Games have given us all countless hours of entertainment and helped forge lifelong friendships. Being able to be part of a group of organizations that are coming together to help bring that joy to children is a great honor.
This year’s tournaments will include CS:GO, Overwatch, Rocket League, League of Legends, StarCraft II, Hearthstone, Fortnite, PUBG, Call of Duty: Black Ops IV, Apex Legends, Halo 3, and Super Smash Brothers Ultimate.
Casual LAN tournaments will include Quake Live, Unreal Tournament 2004, Rocket League, Magic The Gathering: Arena, DotA, CS 1.6, and StarCraft: Broodwar.
Gamers for Giving takes place on March 23 and 24 at the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center. If you would like to join in on the action, you can register here. Spectators are welcome to come and watch the fun. There is no charge for spectating.
If you can’t make it to the event, you can watch from the comfort of your own home on Gamer Advantage’s Twitch page.
Gamers for Giving has set a $500,000 fundraising goal for this year, and if you would like to help us all reach that goal and bring more entertainment devices to hospitalized children you can make a donation here.
As we mentioned, High Score has teamed up with Gamer Advantage for Gamers for Giving. Gamer Advantage™ is on a mission to create products that genuinely improve the well-being of any and all gamers. We are committed to the wellness of every gamer in the world and will continue to invest in science that produces meaningful results. The wellness of every gamer includes those in unfortunate situations. Especially children in hospitals with little or no access to the outside world. That is why we support Gamers Outreach. A portion of every sale is donated to this amazing charity.
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