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Augmentality Labs, Durham’s virtual reality arcade, will be attending the 2017 DBAP Challenge from September 29 to October 1 beginning at 4:00pm. They will be located in the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina.

Augmentality Labs will be demoing a fully immersive, room-scale HTC Vive virtual reality system with a variety of free experiences available for Challenge attendees to try out. Information will be available on reserving additional time with Augmentality Labs at their arcade. The full virtual reality venue is just a few blocks from DBAP, and has single-player, multiplayer, and party options available.


About Augmentality Labs
Step into Augmentality Labs, and you immerse yourself in virtual reality by casting spells, blasting zombies, or exploring new worlds. The possibilities are limitless! Find out more at augmentalitylabs.com


About DBAP Gaming Challenge
Durham Bulls Athletic Park will become the first Minor League Baseball facility to host an esports tournament, when the inaugural DBAP Gaming Challenge takes place from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 at the ballpark. The three-day event will utilize much of the park’s unique event space, including the PNC Triangle Club, party decks, dugout tops and the team’s Blue Monster videoboard, which measures 63 feet wide by 25 feet tall. Additionally, the park’s concessions will operate throughout the three days, as Friday’s session will run from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday’s session from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday’s session from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.


About Carolina Games Summit
Carolina Games Summit® is held yearly on the first weekend of February in downtown Goldsboro, NC. This hybrid event consistently delivers industry speakers, video game tournaments, concerts, exhibition booths, cosplay, educational sessions, and trading card games. Attendees will be able to compete against gamers from all over the country in a variety of popular tournaments. Enjoy all your favorite platforms including arcade, computer, and console games with both tournament and free-play options available. Additional information can be found on the official website: wwwCarolinaGamesSummit.com

DBAP Gaming partnered with the Carolina Games Summit will be holding a Cosplay Contest on Saturday September 30th. The contest will be held within the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina.

Attendees are encouraged to display their craftsmanship with characters from their favorite game, anime, or movie. Whether you are one to go for pinpoint accuracy or choose take creative license. The cosplay contest will be sponsored by Red Storm Entertainment. Judging will be done by The FanDames Initiative. The winners of the cosplay contest will receive a cash prizes from a pool of $500 split into the following:

  • First Place: $250
  • Second Place: $150
  • Third Place: $100

  • About The FanDames Initiative
    The FanDames Initiative is an a non-profit organization that empowers women in the geek and nerd fandoms. We actively support all women in our community by creating a safe and healthy environment for self-expression.

    The FanDames Initiative formed in June/July 2014 with the combined efforts of former Carolina D20 Girls. The girls sought to create an organization with the mission of creating fellowship among all women geeks across all fandoms. How do we do this? We volunteer at events and conventions, host contests, lead panels and generally bring a positive attitude everywhere we go, its that simple.


    About Ubisoft/Red Storm Entertainment
    Located in the heart of North Carolina’s Research Triangle, Red Storm Entertainment is building on a legendary history of innovation to create the cutting-edge game experiences of tomorrow. Under the direction of studio co-founder Steve Reid and a team of experienced managers, the studio has grown into a major game developer and delivered success after success with ongoing contributions to Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six, Far Cry, The Division, Rocksmith, and other notable Ubisoft brands.

    Respected throughout the industry for its experienced, talented, and knowledgeable team, Red Storm takes pride in fostering a creative and engaging environment where individuals are empowered to make quality games.

    Red Storm is steadfast in its mission to adapt and grow in order to reach new audiences and create top-quality, innovative gaming experiences. With access to the best tools and a proven formula for success, Red Storm Entertainment is poised to take advantage of the endless opportunities provided by the next generation of gaming. Additional information can be found on the official web site: www.RedStorm.com


    About Carolina Games Summit
    Carolina Games Summit® is held yearly on the first weekend of February in downtown Goldsboro, NC. This hybrid event consistently delivers industry speakers, video game tournaments, concerts, exhibition booths,cosplay, educational sessions, and trading card games. Attendees will be able to compete against gamers from all over the country in a variety of popular tournaments. Enjoy all your favorite platforms including arcade, computer, and console games with both tournament and free-play options available. Additional information can be found on the official web site: wwwCarolinaGamesSummit.com

    Durham Bulls Athletic Park will become the first Minor League Baseball facility to host an Esports tournament, when the inaugural DBAP Gaming Challenge takes place from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 at the ballpark.

    Durham Bulls Athletic Park will become the first Minor League Baseball facility to host an Esports tournament, when the inaugural DBAP Gaming Challenge takes place from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 at the ballpark.

    The three-day event will utilize much of the park’s unique event space, including the PNC Triangle Club, party decks, dugout tops and the team’s Blue Monster videoboard, which measures 63 feet wide by 25 feet tall. Additionally, the park’s concessions will operate throughout the three days, as Friday’s session will run from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday’s session from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday’s session from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

    “We’re extremely excited to host the inaugural DBAP Gaming Challenge,” Bulls General Manager Mike Birling said. “Esports is an industry that continues to grow at a rapid pace, and we’re looking forward to beginning the DGC and making it an annual event in Durham at our stadium.”

    The event, presented in part by Coastal Credit Union and being run in association with the Carolina Games Summit and Amateur Esports League, will feature a $5,000 pot across multiple tournaments. Over 15 games will be available for gameplay over the three-day span, including Super Smash Bros. Melee, Call of Duty, Halo 5, MLB The Show and Rocket League.

    Tickets for the event begin at just $12, and gamers can find a full list of games/tournaments and ticket pricing at http://www.durhambulls.com.

    The first-place Durham Bulls’ final regular season homestand of the season begins on Monday, August 21 and concludes on Sunday, August. 27. Single-game tickets and group ticket packages for the 2017 season are onsale now at http://www.durhambulls.com, the Frontier Communications Ticket Office or by calling 919.956.BULL.


    About The Durham Bulls
    The Durham Bulls are Minor League Baseball’s most iconic franchise, playing a 142-game schedule every year from April through September. Playing at historic Durham Bulls Athletic Park, the team prides itself on providing affordable family entertainment to residents of the Triangle through the power of baseball. Additional information can be found on the official web site: http://www.durhambulls.com


    About Amateur Esports League
    Amateur Esports League (AEL) is the premier organization for up and coming video gaming athletes. We are the stepping stone for hardcore gamers to chase theirs dreams of becoming professional gamers. By providing a true Esports tournament experience in an amateur setting, AEL allows players to gain the experience needed to dominate major tournaments. Additional information can be found on the official web site: http://www.ael.gg


    About Carolina Games Summit
    Carolina Games Summit® is held yearly on the first weekend of February in downtown Goldsboro, NC. This hybrid event consistently delivers industry speakers, video game tournaments, concerts, exhibition booths,cosplay, educational sessions, and trading card games. Attendees will be able to compete against gamers from all over the country in a variety of popular tournaments. Enjoy all your favorite platforms including arcade, computer, and console games with both tournament and free-play options available. Additional information can be found on the official web site: wwwCarolinaGamesSummit.com

    The Carolina Games Summit announces a video gaming partnership with Raleigh Supercon to run video game tournaments open to all ages and skill levels with prizes at stake. The tournaments will include Smash Bros 4 & Melee, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 & Infinite Warfare, Tekken 7, Street Fighter V, plus many more. A full game listing and registration for the tournaments can be found at the Carolina Games Summit website www.cgsummit.com.

    Raleigh Supercon will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center July 14 - 16, 2017. Supercon is a 3-day festival for fans of pop culture, superheroes, science fiction, fantasy, anime, cartoons, and video games.

    The event features celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, entertainers, industry guests, cosplayers, exhibitors, artists, and writers. Tickets grant access to the exhibition hall, panels, Q&A’s, films & shorts, costume & cosplay contests, parties, anime viewing, workshops, video gaming, board gaming, and more!

    People are encouraged to dress up in costume or come as they are for this family friendly event. Kids 9 & Under are free with a paying adult. As an added bonus for online ticket purchasers, the promotion code CGSUMMIT grants a 15% discount off of general or VIP admission which is good until July 7th.


    About Carolina Games Summit
    Carolina Games Summit® is held yearly on the first weekend of February in downtown Goldsboro, NC. This hybrid event consistently delivers industry speakers, video game tournaments, concerts, exhibition booths, cosplay, educational sessions, and trading card games. Attendees will be able to compete against gamers from all over the country in a variety of popular tournaments. Enjoy all your favorite platforms including arcade, computer, and console games with both tournament and free-play options available. Additional information can be found on the official website: wwwCarolinaGamesSummit.com

    The Carolina Games Summit will host an exciting array of video game tournaments at the upcoming 2017 GEXCon located at the Fredericksburg Expo Center in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The event will be held on July 8th and 9th with festivities going from 11:00 am to 12:00 am and 10:00 am to 8:00 pm respectively.

    GEXCon 2017 will feature a CS:GO 5K Open LAN tournament where the top four teams will compete live, on stage on Sunday. In addition, there will be tournaments for League of Legends, Overwatch, and Hearthstone. For those not interested in competing, attendees can enjoy the Free Play area or BYOC LAN.

    The Carolina Games Summit will be bringing both Halo and CoD 4v4 as well as Rocket League 2v2 and 3v3. If sports games are more your taste, there will also be Madden and FIFA 2K17. Last but not least there will be Smash Bros 4 and Melee.

    In addition to the above mentioned tournaments, attendees can enjoy the arcade as well as virtual reality with both the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. This year the board game area will be expanded with demos and contests run by Atlantis Games & Comics.

    Come meet the Denial ESports Rocket League team members, watch our show matches on stage, or spend some time with our other special guests. Attendees can enter the cosplay contest to show off their craftsmanship and creativity or just choose to visit the many exhibitors and artist.

    Tournaments can be pre-registered on the GEXCon website at this location: Tournaments. As an added bonus for online ticket purchasers, the promotion code cgs5 will give a $5 discount which is valid for one or two-day admission but not the paid tournaments.


    About GEXCon
    GEXCon is the largest video gaming convention in Fredericksburg, VA. We started with LEc² – League of Legends East Coast Convention and rebranded to GEXCon (The Gaming and Entertainment Experience Convention) the following year in order to bring in additional gaming communities and add even more fun.

    For more information about our event, take a look at a couple of videos from our past events. We look forward to seeing you at GEXCon 2017! Link to their website: GEXCon


    About Carolina Games Summit
    Carolina Games Summit® is held yearly on the first weekend of February in downtown Goldsboro, NC. This hybrid event consistently delivers industry speakers, video game tournaments, concerts, exhibition booths, cosplay, educational sessions, and trading card games. Attendees will be able to compete against gamers from all over the country in a variety of popular tournaments. Enjoy all your favorite platforms including arcade, computer, and console games with both tournament and free-play options available. Additional information can be found on the official website: wwwCarolinaGamesSummit.com

    The Carolina Games Summit will be helping Blue Ox Games with their video game charity event in Greenville on April 30th, 2017. The event will be held at Blue Oxs retail store located in Greenville, North Carolina and will benefit Extra Life, a gamer-related charity. Extra Life uses the pastime of gaming to benefit hospitals in the Childrens Miracle Network. Much like Relay for Life, this group raises money and then does an activity. In this case however the group games for 24 hrs straight.To learn more about this group click here: Extra Life. The tournaments begin Sunday at noon and will run as late as 8:00 pm. The games will include Street Fighter V, Smash Bros 4 & Melee, and Rocket League 2v2 tournaments. Entry to the venue will be $5.00 for both players and spectators (additional fees may apply for some events).


    About Blue Ox Games
    Blue Ox Games has a 5,000 square foot store providing ample space to play all the board, card, and miniature games you enjoy or sit down and enjoy a comic. The event calendar will let you know when scheduled tournament are, but you can always stop in with a friend to game (or play with one of our helpful staff members). Blue Ox exists to support the gaming community in Greenville, Eastern North Carolina, and beyond. Join one of our store sponsored Facebook groups for lively discussion with other game and comic fans Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 1pm - 10pm Saturday 11am - 10pm Sunday 12pm - 8pm Blue Ox Games.


    About Carolina Games Summit
    Carolina Games Summit® is held yearly on the first weekend of February in downtown Goldsboro, NC. This hybrid event consistently delivers industry speakers, video game tournaments, concerts, exhibition booths, cosplay, educational sessions, and trading card games. Attendees will be able to compete against gamers from all over the country in a variety of popular tournaments. Enjoy all your favorite platforms including arcade, computer, and console games with both tournament and free-play options available. Additional information can be found on the official web site: Carolina Games Summit.
    Posted by: Ross Ledford - 03/14/17 @ 12:03PM
    The Amateur Esports League(AEL) announces their inaugural tournament Saturday, April 1st featuring Call of Duty: IW 4v4 at the Carolina Games Summit venue in Downtown Goldsboro, NC. The goal of AEL is to provide a true esports experience in an amateur setting, as a way to help aspiring video game athletes. After the initial event is complete AEL will host monthly Call of Duty tournaments with plans to expand to other games.

    Ross Ledford, the event coordinator of AEL, hopes that the league will “allow more people to make their esports dreams a reality”. Because of the grassroots structure of the AEL, their events allow not only experience in tournaments but also production and event experience for volunteers. By fostering a community of passionate gamers, the Amateur Esports League hopes to help legitimize esports in the United States while also providing a fun and friendly environment for all attendees.

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    AEL’s first tournament will be April 1st, and will be a Call of Duty Infinite Warefare 4v4 tournament. The tournament will be their first payed tournament to date, with players fighting for their share over an over $1000 prize pool. Aside from being their first tournament, April first marks the start of AEL’s monthly tournament series. Starting out with Call of Duty and Halo, the Amateur Esports League will soon host monthly tournaments for all major esports games. With AEL’s leaderboards, players(and even possible sponsors) will be able to track the performance of themselves and their teams. By aiding players every step of the way, the Amateur Esports League will soon become a powerhouse in the world of esports.
    Posted by: Michael Everett - 02/13/17 @ 6:09PM

    Carolina Games Summit brings eight competitive Esports tournaments to the Playthrough Gaming Convention at the Raleigh Convention Center on Feb 24th and 25th 2017. Events will include Call of Duty: IW 4v4, FFA, Halo 5 4v4, FFA, Madden 2017, Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Brothers Melee, and Smash 4.

    Lock in your spot for each tournament now using our completely free Tournament Registration System To participate in a tournament you simply need to purchase your Playthrough Gaming Convention pass, there is no additional fees for our tournaments

    Live streaming of the action will be available on our Twitch channel http://www.twitch.tv/cgs.

    The Cosplay Contest will have cosplay judges from the FanDames Initiative and the High Heeled Gamer looking over the best that cosplayers have to offer. The FanDames and the High Heeled Gamer will make their return to the Carolina Games Summit in 2017 with their knowledge on all things cosplay.

    “Having traveled and met many of these judges personally at other conventions and previous Carolina Games Summit events, I would have to say that they are amazing at what they do in the world of cosplay and gaming alike!” --Johnna Koonce, Executive Producer of the Carolina Games Summit

    Tickets are available to the public and may be purchased online or at the door. Visit the official web site, Carolina Games Summit, for a full listing of all the speakers, exhibitors, and additional details. Contact the event organizers at info@carolinagamessummit.com for more information on attending, exhibiting or speaking at the Carolina Games Summit.

    About The FanDames Initiative

    The FanDames Initiative The FanDames Initiative is an a non-profit organization that empowers women in the geek and nerd fandoms. We actively support all women in our community by creating a safe and healthy environment for self-expression. The FanDames Initiative formed in June/July 2014 with the combined efforts of former Carolina D20 Girls. The girls sought to create an organization with the mission of creating fellowship among all women geeks across all fandoms. How do we do this? We volunteer at events and conventions, host contests, lead panels and generally bring a positive attitude everywhere we go, its that simple. Check them out on Facebook: The FanDames Intiative

    About The High Heeled Gamer

    The High Heeled Gamer is a lover of all things nerdy and this year the Carolina Games Summit is proud to announce her appearance as one of the Cosplay Contest Judges! The High Heeled Gamer is an experienced Con-goer and Cosplayer, this past year she has traveled the conventions of North Carolina. Many include: Animazement, Heroes Con, Fayetteville Comic-con, and NC Comic-con. The High Heeled Gamer is well versed in Cosplay, Gaming, and Press work, check her out on Youtube for her "All Things Nerdy".

    About Carolina Games Summit

    Carolina Games Summit® will be held Saturday, February 4, 10AM – 8:30PM and Sunday, February 5, 2017 10AM - 6:00PM in downtown Goldsboro, NC. This hybrid event will once again delivers industry speakers, video game tournaments, concerts, exhibition booths, cosplay, educational sessions, and trading card games. Attendees will be able to compete against gamers from all over the country in a variety of popular tournaments. Enjoy all your favorite platforms including arcade, computer, and console games with both tournament and free-play options available. Additional information can be found on the official web site: www.CarolinaGamesSummit.com

    Blue Ox Games to exhibit at the Carolina Games Summit on February 4th from 11am-8pm and February 5th from 10am-6pm. Blue Ox Games will be sponsoring the Magic the Gathering Standard, Magic the Gathering: Pack Wars and Yu-Gi-Oh Constructed. As well as exhibiting and selling many items related to card games and tabletop games alike. Visit our website at: Blue Ox Games or give us a like on Facebook: Blue Ox Games Facebook

    “The best Game Shop in Eastern North Carolina! Staff is really friendly and knowledgeable, and the shop offers all things gaming, as well as comics and collectables! I cannot recommend this place enough to game lovers!” - Card Shop Patron

    Tickets are available to the public and may be purchased online or at the door. Visit the official web site, Carolina Games Summit, for a full listing of all the speakers, exhibitors, and additional details. Contact the event organizers at info@carolinagamessummit.com for more information on attending, exhibiting or speaking at the Carolina Games Summit.

    About Blue Ox Games

    Blue Ox Games has a 5,000 square foot store providing ample space to play all the board, card, and miniature games you enjoy or sit down and enjoy a comic. The event calendar will let you know when scheduled tournament are, but you can always stop in with a friend to game (or play with one of our helpful staff members).

    Blue Ox exists to support the gaming community in Greenville, Eastern North Carolina, and beyond. Join one of our store sponsored Facebook groups for lively discussion with other game and comic fans Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 1pm - 10pm Saturday 11am - 10pm Sunday 12pm - 8pm

    About Carolina Games Summit

    Carolina Games Summit will be held February 4th & 5th, 2017, 10AM – 8PM at Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, NC. This hybrid event will once again deliver industry speakers, video game tournaments, concerts, exhibition booths, cos-play, educational sessions, and trading card games. Compete against gamers from all over the country in a variety of popular tournaments. Enjoy all your favorite platforms including arcade, computer, and console games with both tournament and free-play options available. Additional information can be found on the official web site: Carolina Games Summit

    Jalil Sadool will represent Steamroller Studios as the day two keynote speaker at the 2017 Carolina Games Summit. The Steamroller Studios keynote will take place on February 5 at 1:00 pm in the Paramount Theater.

    “Jalil brings a wide range of experience in film, animation, and game design to the Carolina Games Summit,” Michael Everett Creative Director of the Carolina Games Summit states, “attendees of this keynote will see how Jalil must transition his workflow when creating similar animations across both AAA games and feature films.”

    The keynote presentation, “A Study of Creature Animation in Films and Games” will explore several pieces of creature animation from films and games and share the variety of workflows behind creating each animation. Sadool will explain that even though there are similarities between VFX, feature animated films, and games, there are limitations and rules that each category carries. Attendees will leave the session with new knowledge of the varied workflows required to achieve a similar result in animation.

    Tickets are available to the public and may be purchased online or at the door. Visit the official web site, Carolina Games Summit, for a full listing of all the speakers, exhibitors, and additional details. Contact the event organizers at: info@carolinagamessummit.com for more information on attending, exhibiting or speaking at the Carolina Games Summit.

    About Jalil Sadool

    Jalil Sadool is currently the CEO/Co-Founder at Steamroller Studios as well as Co-Founder of CGTarian Online Animation School. He has worked in the Film and Game industry as a professional Animator for over a decade. He was a Lead Animator on Rise of the Planet of the Apes at Weta Digital as well as How to Train Your Dragon 2 at Dreamworks Animation. His resume also includes Avatar, Rise of the Guardians, The Chronicles of Narnia, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

    About Steamroller Studios

    Steamroller Studios is a full service production house with a family friendly atmosphere. Our personal backgrounds are in film, having worked on such titles as Avatar, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, How to Train Your Dragon 2, and The Hobbit Trilogy. Our studio offers animation, programming, concept art, and more. We have worked on projects such as Rise of the Tomb Raider, Worms W.M.D., Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Prey, Agents of Mayhem and many others, including our own original IP, Deadwood: The Forgotten Curse.

    About Carolina Games Summit

    Carolina Games Summit® will be held Saturday, February 4, 10AM – 8:30PM and Sunday, February 5, 2017 10AM - 6:00PM in downtown Goldsboro, NC. This hybrid event will once again delivers industry speakers, video game tournaments, concerts, exhibition booths, cosplay, educational sessions, and trading card games. Attendees will be able to compete against gamers from all over the country in a variety of popular tournaments. Enjoy all your favorite platforms including arcade, computer, and console games with both tournament and free-play options available. Additional information can be found on the official web site: Carolina Games Summit

    Dr. Benjamin Sintay, the chief physicist for Cone Healths radiation oncology departments, will be they day one keynote during the 2017 Carolina Games Summit with his presentation titled: “Using Games to Cure Cancer.” The presentation will take place February 4th at 12:30pm in the Paramount Theater downtown Goldsboro, NC.

    “The skills utilized in simulation and games are being used to cure a multitude of diseases both in research and practical applications,” Johnna Koonce Executive Producer of Carolina Games Summit states, “this talk will give our attendees a broader knowledge of the impact simulation and game design can have on all our lives.”

    Dr. Sintay will speak about the sophisticated, high-stakes process used to design radiation treatments for nearly 1 out of every 6 Americans in their lifetime. Members of the audience will get a behind-the-scenes look at everything from generating a high-energy beam of radiation, to the supercomputer systems calculating the best treatment options in a game of skill that changes lives.

    Tickets are available to the public and may be purchased online or at the door. Visit the official web site,Carolina Games Summit, for a full listing of all the speakers, exhibitors, and additional details. Contact the event organizers at info@carolinagamessummit.com for more information on attending, exhibiting or speaking at the Carolina Games Summit.

    About Dr. Benjamin Sintay

    Dr. Benjamin “BJ” Sintay is the chief physicist for Cone Healths radiation oncology departments overseeing the treatment of cancer with radiation. Dr. Sintay received Bachelor of Science degrees in electrical and computer engineering from North Carolina State University in 2004. He received a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Wake Forest University in 2008. Dr. Sintay is board certified in Therapeutic Medical Physics by the American Board of Radiology, and has been with Cone Health since 2009. Dr. Sintay is currently president-elect of the Southeast Chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. His interests include image-guided radiation therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, image processing, computer programming and automation.

    About Carolina Games Summit

    Carolina Games Summit® will be held Saturday, February 4, 10AM – 8:30PM and Sunday, February 5, 2017 10AM - 6:00PM in downtown Goldsboro, NC. This hybrid event will once again delivers industry speakers, video game tournaments, concerts, exhibition booths, cosplay, educational sessions, and trading card games. Attendees will be able to compete against gamers from all over the country in a variety of popular tournaments. Enjoy all your favorite platforms including arcade, computer, and console games with both tournament and free-play options available.

    Additional information can be found on the official web site: Carolina Games Summit

    Dark Unicorn Games will be exhibiting at the upcoming Carolina Games Summit in downtown Goldsboro on February 4th and 5th 2017. Dark Unicorn Games will be on-site to demonstrate Super Powered Smash Masters™, a kid-friendly superhero parody card game for two to eight players. It’s a great way to share your nerdy interests with your friends and family while also humiliating them with your superior smash mastery.

    Johnna Koonce, Executive Producer of the Carolina Games Summit, states “Dark Unicorn Games first entry into the card gaming space is a well polished and fun parody superhero game that can be enjoyed by the entire family; our attendees will not only be able to experience a brand new card game, but also meet the company behind it.”

    Attendees to the Carolina Games Summit will be able to experience multiple types of non-digital tabletop gaming, including the Dark Unicorn Games exhibit, at the ACME Theater, one of five venues downtown.

    Tickets are available to the public and may be purchased online or at the door. Visit the official website, Carolina Games Summit, for a full listing of all the speakers, exhibitors, and additional details. Contact the event organizers at info@carolinagamessummit.com for more information on attending, exhibiting or speaking at the Carolina Games Summit.

    About Carolina Games Summit

    Carolina Games Summit® will be held Saturday, February 4, 10AM – 8:30PM and Sunday, February 5, 2017 10AM - 6:00PM in downtown Goldsboro, NC. This hybrid event will once again deliver industry speakers, video game tournaments, concerts, exhibition booths, cosplay, educational sessions, and trading card games. Attendees will be able to compete against gamers from all over the country in a variety of popular tournaments. Enjoy all your favorite platforms including arcade, computer, and console games with both tournament and free-play options available. Additional information can be found on the official website: Carolina Games Summit

    About Dark Unicorn Games

    Dark Unicorn Games is a tabletop and video game company based in Raleigh, NC. Founded in 2016 by grizzled veterans of the game and comic book industries, the team specializes in producing games that are family-friendly and fun. For more information, please visit Dark Unicorn Games. For more information please email our Media Contact Megan Carriker at: megan@darkunicorngames.com

    The Carolina Games Summit announces that tickets are now on sale for their upcoming downtown Goldsboro event on February 4th and 5th 2017. Tickets may be purchased online via the event website Carolina Games Summit or at our retail location 1077 North Berkeley Blvd Goldsboro, NC. Tickets will also be available at the door both days of the event.

    Tickets purchased online give attendees the ability to reserve their spot in video game tournaments such as Smash Brothers 4, Madden 2017, and Halo 5. Additional benefits include preview access to upcoming event information, private attendee only message forums, and shorter lines at the event.

    Red Storm Entertainment, a Ubisoft® studio, will be returning this year to give attendees access to their latest Virtual Reality projects plus access to fresh-eyes testing and educational seminars. Spark Plug Games will be discussing their ongoing serious games and entertainment products in development. Dark Unicorn Games will be demonstrating their new products in the collectible trading card game arena. Colleges and schools such as North Carolina State University and Fayetteville Technical Community College will be exhibiting and speaking.

    Serious Games will also be a major part of the event with BioMojo LLC demonstrating an approach to virtual healthcare education and training. The UNC Center for Innovation in Pharmacy Simulation (CIPS) will be discussing it’s nXhuman project.

    Tournaments, speakers, and exhibits will span multiple buildings including the Wayne National Building, the Terrace Room at Waynesborough House, ACME Theater, and the Paramount Theater.

    About Carolina Games Summit

    pCarolina Games Summit® will be held Saturday, February 4, 10AM – 8:30PM and Sunday, February 5, 2017 10AM - 6:00PM in downtown Goldsboro, NC. This hybrid event will once again delivers industry speakers, video game tournaments, concerts, exhibition booths, cosplay, educational sessions, and trading card games. Attendees will be able to compete against gamers from all over the country in a variety of popular tournaments. Enjoy all your favorite platforms including arcade, computer, and console games with both tournament and free-play options available. Additional information can be found on the official web site: Carolina Games Summit

    Since its inception in 2006, the Carolina Games Summit has been the premiere gathering spot for the North Carolina video game community, with over 2,000 people attending each year. The last Summit featured approximately 22 speakers and 17 sessions. The 2017 Carolina Games Summit will take place on February 4th and 5th in downtown Goldsboro, NC. Major events will be held on the first three floors of the historic Wayne National Building, as well as the Terrace Room at Waynesborough House, and the Paramount Theater. Events will span multiple downtown dining, arts, and entertainment establishments.

    In preparation for the 2017 Summit, proposals for conducting sessions are being accepted. Presenting a session at the Carolina Games Summit provides rewarding exposure both professionally and personally. This is an opportunity to share ideas and practices with some of the brightest talents in game design and some of the biggest fans of video games. The event staff look forward to an exciting lineup of speakers at the 2017 Carolina Games Summit!

    The unifying aspect of the Carolina Games Summit is its dedication to informing the public that simulation and game design is a viable career choice for today’s youth. The proposal process is informal and easy—just an online form at http://www.carolinagamessummit.com/speak. Proposals should include a one or two paragraph description of the topic and a brief outline of key points. New presenters at the Carolina Games Summit will also need to send biographical information and a portrait photo. Sessions are normally 45 minutes in length. Conference speakers receive entry to the event, access to our catered hospitality room, and a free booth for their company.

    About Carolina Games Summit

    Carolina Games Summit will be held Saturday, February 4, 10AM – 8:30PM and Sunday, February 5, 2017 10AM - 6:00PM in downtown Goldsboro, NC. This hybrid event will once again delivers industry speakers, video game tournaments, concerts, exhibition booths, cosplay, educational sessions, and trading card games. Compete against gamers from all over the country in a variety of popular tournaments. Enjoy all your favorite platforms including arcade, computer, and console games with both tournament and free-play options available. Additional information can be found on the official web site: http://www.CarolinaGamesSummit.com

    The Carolina Games Summit announces that they will be hosting five Super Smash Brothers tournaments across three different consoles at the upcoming Playthrough Gaming Convention at the Raleigh Convention Center on February 13th and 14th 2016.

    Tournaments will be held both days beginning with individual Super Smash Brothers Melee tournaments on February 13th at Noon and February 14th at 11:00am. The first day Melee tournament will be single elimination with best 2 out of 3 rounds determining the winner. The second day Melee tournament will be double elimination with best 2 out of 3 rounds determining the winner. The 1st place winner from each day will face off in a final showdown on stage to determine our ultimate Melee tournament champion from both days of competition. Streaming will be attempted via the Carolina Games Summit twitch channel at CGSTwitch

    Super Smash Brothers Brawl will be held February 13th at 5pm as a double elimination best 2 out of 3 rounds tournament. Super Smash Brothers 4 will be held on February 14th at Noon as a double elimination best 2 out of 3 rounds tournament. Custom prize plaques have been created for 1st - 3rd places on all tournaments with a special plaque for the Melee two day champion.

    All Melee tournament play will be conducted on CRT monitors with original Nintendo Gamecube controllers provided. Brawl and Smash 4 tournament play will be conducted on Benq RL2460 competitive gaming monitors set to Fighting Mode co-designed by fighting gaming legend Justin “JWong” Wong. They will use Nintendo Wii and Wii U consoles respectively. Bringing your own controllers are permitted as long as they do not break tournament rules as defined on Tournament Rules Registration for tournaments are now open at Carolina Games Summit under the Tournaments section.

    Freeplay will also be held on all consoles when they are not in tournament use. Carolina Games Summit has partnered with Hyperkin to showcase Retron 5 consoles for open play at our booth.

    About Playthrough
    Playthrough is a brand new two day gaming convention coming to Raleigh, North Carolina. It's a weekend long extravaganza showcasing the latest games and providing an opportunity for gamers to meet others who share their passion. Whether you are interested in video games, eSports, tabletop games, or play testing new creations, Playthrough has something for everyone! For more info visit PlaythroughGC

    About Carolina Games Summit
    Carolina Games Summit® has been hosting tournaments and events across North Carolina since 2006. Bringing industry speakers, video game tournaments, product promotions, exhibition booths, and educational sessions to events the entire family can enjoy. Plans are underway to open a one of a kind storefront in Goldsboro, NC providing the excitement of an event year round. For more info visit Carolina Games Summit

    About BenQ America Corp.
    The BenQ digital lifestyle brand stands for “Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life,” fusing lifestyle with technology, enjoyment with productivity and aesthetic design with purpose-built engineering. It is this mantra that has made BenQ the No. 1-selling projector brand powered by TI DLP® technology in The Americas(1). BenQ America Corp. offers an extensive line of visual display and presentation solutions that incorporate the very latest technologies. The company delivers a broad range of Colorific™ projectors, ZOWIE eSports gear and monitors, interactive large-format displays, mobile audio products, cloud consumer products and lifestyle lighting for any application and market — education, home, gaming, enterprise, government, house of worship, digital signage, A/V and IT — with cutting-edge models that lead the industry in performance, reliability, environmental sustainability and aesthetics. Whether it’s interactive digital whiteboards for classrooms, full HD 3D projectors for home theaters, short-throw projectors for boardrooms, interactive flat-panel displays for digital signage or LED backlight monitors for professional gaming, BenQ continues to defy the limits of digital displays. The company’s products are available across North America through leading value-added distributors, resellers and retailers. For more info visit BenQ US

    About Hyperkin
    Since its inception Hyperkin® has rapidly established a reputation for developing innovative, reliable and cost-friendly video game peripherals. Hyperkin® designs, manufactures and distributes a wide variety of accessories for every major platform including; Nintendo® Wii™, Sony® PlayStation® 3, Microsoft® Xbox® 360, Nintendo® DSi®XL, Sony® PSP™ as well as an extensive catalog of peripherals for classic platforms like NES, SNES, GameBoy™, SEGA® Genesis™, Saturn™ and Dreamcast™. Additional information can be found on the official web site: Hyperkin

    Carolina Games Summit will be exhibiting at the Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions concert on Friday, May 29th, at 7:30 p.m. in the Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh.

    The North Carolina Symphony joins forces with Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions, performing all new arrangements and carefully timed visuals from recent and classic Pokémon video games! Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions has become the must-see video game concert of the year, giving Pokémon fans of all ages the chance to experience live, beautiful music of the Pokémon franchise. All-new orchestral arrangements and carefully timed visuals drawn from recent and classic Pokémon video games.

    Hyperkin’s Retron 5 gaming console will be featured at the Carolina Games Summit booth allowing classics such as Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald to be played on large screens with enhanced resolution and improved interpolated sound.

    Don't miss this amazing opportunity to meet-up with friends to catch, battle and trade Pokémon! Purchase tickets online at http://bitly.com/pokemoncode before May 20th to receive a special $10 discount.

    About North Carolina Symphony
    Founded in 1932, the North Carolina Symphony performs over 175 concerts annually to adults and school children in more than 50 North Carolina counties. An entity of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, the orchestra employs 65 professional musicians, under the artistic leadership of Music Director and Conductor Grant Llewellyn, and Resident Conductor William Henry Curry.

    Headquartered in downtown Raleigh’s spectacular Meymandi Concert Hall at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts and an outdoor summer venue at Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, N.C., the Symphony performs about 60 concerts annually in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Cary metropolitan area. It holds regular concert series in Fayetteville, New Bern, Southern Pines and Wilmington—as well as individual concerts in many other North Carolina communities throughout the year—and conducts one of the most extensive education programs of any U.S. orchestra. Additional information can be found on the official web site: www.ncsymphony.org

    About Hyperkin
    Since its inception Hyperkin® has rapidly established a reputation for developing innovative, reliable and cost-friendly video game peripherals. Hyperkin® designs, manufactures and distributes a wide variety of accessories for every major platform including; Nintendo® Wii™, Sony® PlayStation® 3, Microsoft® Xbox® 360, Nintendo® DSi®XL, Sony® PSP™ as well as an extensive catalog of peripherals for classic platforms like NES, SNES, GameBoy™, SEGA® Genesis™, Saturn™ and Dreamcast™.

    Additional information can be found on the official web site: www.Hyperkin.com

    Video Games Live Returns to Raleigh on June 4th 2014 7:30pm! Music from the greatest video games of all time performed live with the North Carolina Symphony, featuring MegaManSilent Hill 2MetroidShadow of the ColossusJourney, God of WarMass EffectStarCraft IIDota 2Beyond Good & Evil and music from the upcoming release Destiny, plus many more, including new arrangements from Final Fantasy and Warcraft!

    Described by the Washington Post as “ingenious and fantastic,” and “a feast for the eyes and ears,” by the Seattle Times, Video Games Live is an award winning concert event that features beautiful symphonic arrangements of music from the most popular video games of all time, along with synchronized video footage on three giant screens, plus lighting and electronic percussion.

    The mixture of live action, interactive segments and stirring musical themes creates an explosive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience. To see examples of the Video Games Live experience, go to www.videogameslive.com.  The event will be held at the Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh, tickets may be purchased by visiting ow.ly/uFgLc

    Exciting Pre & Post-Concert Activities!

    • Guitar Hero competition - get the top score in the pre-concert challenge and you get to play the game LIVE ON STAGE with the orchestra!
    • Costume contest
    • Prize give-a-ways
    • Interactive game demos
    • Meet-and-greet with top game composers, designers and industry talent

    VIDEO GAMES LIVE EXCLUSIVE ULTIMATE GAMER VIP EXPERIENCE!
    Are you the ultimate gamer and want special backstage access to the most popular video game concert in the world? How about a tour of what goes on behind the scenes by Video Games Live Creator/Executive Producer/Host and video game legend Tommy Tallarico? Are you interested in a VIP package of exclusive goodies? Then here's your chance!  

    The Video Games Live Ultimate Gamer VIP Backstage Experience includes:

    • Video Games Live backstage laminated tour pass
    • Early entry to the venue and early crowd free access to merchandise, competitions, activities and prize areas
    • Pre-show production tour, Q&A and special personal meet & greet  with VGL creator and game music superstar Tommy Tallarico
    • Free download card for the special extended Video Games Live: Level 2 album
    • Official vintage Video Games Live poster
    • Video Games Live Temporary Tattoos
    • Special FRONT OF LINE access to the Video Games Live post-show meet & greet
    • Signed composers scores and sheet music from the performance

    For tickets and more information click here!

    World Cyber Games Inc. (WCG) announced that registration for their Super Street Fighter ® IV has officially opened! The tournament will be held at the second annual Escapist Expo on October 5th, 2013 in Durham, North Carolina. The top professional and competitive gamers that qualify after registering via the 2013 WCG USA online qualifiers (http://bit.ly/17lk5Ee) will compete live to determine which player will represent Team USA at the WCG Finals to be held in Kunshan, China from November 28th to December 1st, 2013.

    The official live national finals tournament for Super Street Fighter ® IV will be held for attendees at Escapist Expo, where the winner will earn a spot on Team USA and win a full travel package (e.g. hotel, airfare, and meals) to compete for cash and fame on the international stage at the global finals in Kunshan, China. A limit of 128 attendees will be in place, so be sure to register as soon as possible! Furthermore, a live stream of the event will be held through the WCG USA Twitch channel (http://www.twitch.tv/wcgusa.)

    The Carolina Games Summit will be returning again as a sponsor of the Escapist Expo and primarily located in the same room as the WCG live national finals tournament. We will have open Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition console play along with many other freeplay options for attendees and tournament participants. Please join us for the entire Escapist Expo which will be held October 4th, 5th, and 6th at the Durham Convention Center
    Tickets for Escapist Expo 2013 are currently available for purchase online. Other information about the show is available at www.escapistexpo.com and www.facebook.com/TheEscapistExpo.
    Carolina Games Summit will offer your favorite console titles on Xbox 360 and PS3 in the console open play area, which will be conveniently located near the World Cyber Games USA finals! Games will run all weekend long! The Console Open Play Area will be open from 10:00 a.m. to Midnight on Friday October 4th, 10:00 a.m. to Midnight on Saturday October 5th, and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday October 6th 2013.  More details on specific attractions will be announced soon so stay tuned!  Purchase tickets at the official homepage of the Escapist Expo www.escapistexpo.com.
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