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As the event came to a close, a chosen few took the grand prizes for first, second, and third place. Here are our winners!!!


    Call of Duty: Black Ops II FFA
  • 1st Place:  Dean Whichard
  • 2nd Place: David Alonzo
  • 3rd Place:  Holly Pearce

  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare 4v4
  • 1st Place:  Andre Peru
  •                 Julio Avila
  •                 Dalton Barker
  •                 John Hall
  • 2nd Place: Brandon Mckinney
  •                 Tanner Clark
  •                 Travis Chaves
  •                 Ryan Moore
  • 3rd Place: Thomas Andrews
  •                 Justin Ceballos
  •                 Antonio Moore
  •                 Donita Kenan

  • Cosplay
  • 1st Place:  Carter Scott
  • 2nd Place: Daquan Bright
  • 3rd Place:  Sydney Gardner

  • Halo 5 FFA
  • 1st Place:  Brendon Fugo
  • 2nd Place: Trenton Wicks
  • 3rd Place:  Clarence Dews

  • Injustice 2 1v1
  • 1st Place:  Jon Wood
  • 2nd Place: Ismaal Marks
  • 3rd Place:  Mark Browning

  • League of Legends 5v5
  • 1st Place:  Jared Elliot
  •                 Chase Henry
  •                 Cameron Morrison
  •                 Jack Harris
  •                 Xiayu Zhang
  • 2nd Place: Justin Blanchard
  •                 Mitchell Layne
  •                 Tyler Ellers
  •                 Kevin McCurry
  •                 Cathleen Chen
  • 3rd Place:  Justin Bennett
  •                 Matthew Goodman
  •                 Avery Bailey
  •                 Jordan Poe
  •                 Patrick Layne

  • Madden 18 1v1
  • 1st Place:  Leland Nelson
  • 2nd Place: Dyson Freeman
  • 3rd Place:  Tyquan Mikell

  • Marvel vs Capcom Infinite 1v1
  • 1st Place:  Jon Layton
  • 2nd Place: Sam Woodson
  • 3rd Place:  Gerald McCrae III

  • MLB The Show 17 1v1
  • 1st Place:  Chris Bosak

  • Mortal Kombat XL 1v1
  • 1st Place:  Jon Wood
  • 2nd Place: Mark Browning
  • 3rd Place:  Nicholas Whitehorse

  • NBA 2K18 1v1
  • 1st Place:  George Page
  • 2nd Place: Robert Picket
  • 3rd Place:  Victor Michael Hill

    Overwatch 6v6
  • 1st Place:  Andrew Wassel
  •                 Reece Devenney
  •                 Austin Purvine
  •                 Richard Cato
  •                 Michael Smedley
  •                 Patrick Miller
  • 2nd Place: Damion Brown
  •                 Anirudh Nair
  •                 Russell Kline
  •                 Addie Agatucci
  •                 Alexander Trimino
  •                 Tristan Van Wieringen
  • 3rd Place:  Andrew Chiavacci
  •                 Cameron Porter
  •                 Jordan Parrott
  •                 Jake Parrott
  •                 Francis Marois
  •                 Nathaniel Orsak

  • Rocket League 2v2
  • 1st Place:  Cole Williamson
  •                 Matthew Ackermann
  • 2nd Place: Isaiah Sharrieff
  •                 Chris Caruso
  • 3rd Place:  Robert Galusha
  •                 Andrew Quinn
  • 3rd Place:  Justin Bennett
  •                 Matthew Goodman
  •                 Avery Bailey
  •                 Jordan Poe
  •                 Patrick Layne

  • Smash Bros. 4 Doubles
  • 1st Place:  Emeka Anazia
  •                 Christian Londono
  • 2nd Place: Billy Taylor
  •                 Landon Tepedino
  • 3rd Place:  Bruce Sawyer
  •                 Randy Fang

  • Smash Bros. 4 Singles
  • 1st Place:  Randy Fang
  • 2nd Place: Bruce Sawyer
  • 3rd Place:  Christian Londono

  • Smash Melee Doubles
  • 1st Place:  David Robertson
  •                 Ian MacNeill
  • 2nd Place: Don Ross
  •                 Justin Babich
  • 3rd Place:  Chris Nicholas

  • Smash Melee Singles
  • 1st Place:  Justin Babich
  • 2nd Place: Ian MacNeill
  • 3rd Place:  Tyler Widener

  • Street Fighter V
  • 1st Place:  Jon Layton
  • 2nd Place: Willie Fellows
  • 3rd Place:  Luis Perez

  • Tekken 7 1v1
  • 1st Place:  Jared Hubbard
  • 2nd Place: Khalil Parker
  • 3rd Place:  Charles Pace

Let us all congratulate our winners. Keep posted on the Carolina Games Summit website and Facebook pages for more events then maybe you can be next.


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: www.CarolinaGamesSummit.com

2 Brothers and a Bard will be attending the 2017 DBAP Challenge on Sept 29th, 30th and Oct 1st. They will be located in the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina.

2 Brothers and a Bard will be bringing a nerdy variety of fine wood products, such as cutting boards, coasters and wall art, as well as bronze jewelry and bells. The cutting boards feature Deadpool, the USS Enterprise, and Tetris. The coasters are made from a variety of hard woods with paduak, yellow heart, purple heart and mahogany being a few examples. If you like Overwatch, there are options of bronze pendants to choose from. There will also be a wide selection of original pieces designed using the philosophy of Fojikey that involves imbuing the pieces with positive spirit during the process of creating the designs.


About 2 Brothers and a Bard
Two friends closer than brothers combine forces to imbue wood and bronze with immaculate nerdism that tests the time of mere mortals. Join our quest!


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

Posted by: Nicole Joyner - 09/25/17 @ 10:34AM

Imangi Studios will be attending the 2017 DBAP Challenge on Sept 29th - Oct 1st starting at 4pm. They will be located in the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina.

Imangi Studios will have a booth ready for players to experience new and exciting Temple Run 2 content. Additionally, they will be looking for players who want to give feedback on what new adventures should come to Temple Run 2! Stop by their booth to pick up some cool swag and take pictures with a replica of the Temple Run idol!


About Imangi Studios
Imangi Studios was founded by husband and wife team Keith Shepherd and Natalia Luckyanova in 2008 with the goal of creating small fun games for everyone to enjoy. What started as a dream job for the couple has evolved into a successful business, with Keith and Natalia now working with a team of other talented game creators. In 2011, the studio developed the mega-hit Temple Run, then in 2013 Temple Run 2 which have combined to be downloaded about a zillion times. Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, the self-funded, fully independent studio has also developed a number of other games including Temple Run: Brave, Temple Run: Oz, and Harbor Master.


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 Challenge partnered with the Carolina Games Summit and Boss Key Productions will be holding a LawBreakers Blitzball tournament on Saturday, September 30th. The event will be held within the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina.

“We are excited to have the development team behind LawBreakers actually available for attendees to interact with at this tournament, it will give everyone a truly unique opportunity that you can not find anywhere else,” says Michael Everett Executive Producer for the Carolina Games Summit.

LawBreakers is a first-person multiplayer shooter released worldwide in August available from the PlayStation store and steam. Physical copies are distributed by Limited Run Games. This game features anti-gravity combat on up to 8 different maps with 9 different roles to choose from. There are 5 total battle modes including Blitzball. This mode is a soccer-like game mode where the penalty of failure is an explosion. Check out a short video of this mode and others on their website here: www.lawbreakers.com


About Boss Key Productions
Boss Key Productions, Inc is an American video game development studio based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Founded in 2014 by Cliff Bleszinski and Arjan Brussee, its first project is LawBreakers, a first-person shooter for PC and PlayStation 4. Additional information can be found on the official web site: www.bosskey.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

Top Flight Computers will be in the middle of the action at the 2017 Durham Bulls Athletic Park (DBAP) Gaming Challenge beginning Sept. 29th in Durham, North Carolina.

“The DBAP Gaming Challenge is a great opportunity to build a bridge between fans of live and virtual competition, and a chance to showcase the high-end, customized computers that help make it all happen,” said Chris Touchberry, Owner/Lead Designer. During the gaming challenge, Top Flight Computers is excited to be an event sponsor, featuring several custom-built, highly sophisticated computers that perform complex functions with ease.


About Top Flight Computers
Experts at Morrisville-based Top Flight Computers work with each client to design and build high-performance custom computers. We specialize in gaming computers, professional workstations and network storage solutions.

Our gaming computers are designed for use in high-fidelity 1080p/1440p/4K environments, handling a wide range of game types including FPS, RPG, RTS, MMO, simulation and racing. These sophisticated systems can easily be scaled for different situations.

Our professional workstations are built for a wide range of applications, including CAD/CAM/CAE, animation, game design, video editing, 3D-modeling, engineering design & analysis, architecture, music production, financial analysis, stock trading, scientific research, and virtual reality environments.

Our network attached storage solutions are designed to keep your data safe and secure while providing a robust long-term solution optimized for scalability, throughput, and fault tolerance. These systems can range from a single drive on a router, to a multi-bay desktop solution, to an enterprise-grade rack server solution.

We are a team of PC enthusiasts with an affinity toward engineering, design, and CAD. This gives us a unique understanding of what gamers and power-users really need in their purpose-built systems.

At Top Flight Computers, quality is our primary focus, and we hold ourselves to the highest level of build quality. Additional information can be found on the official website: www.topflightpc.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

Klaystation will be attending the 2017 DBAP Challenge from September 29 until October 1. They will be located in the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina.

Klaystation will be selling hand painted pieces that were painted in our studio located in North Raleigh. These are one of a kind pieces featuring images from your favorite video games and movies. Everything from mugs to bowls and even soap dispensers. Klaystation will also offer an assortment of hand painted necklaces and etched glassware.


About Klaystation
Klaystation was founded over 8 years ago by Saundra and James Earp. They spent those years shaping their business into the all-around family-friendly art studio that it is today.

In November of 2016 the management and ownership switched to Emily and Frederick Mergenthaler. We promise to keep Klaystation the fun and loving place that it always has been as well as adding our own flare.

With a fresh look and some fun new ideas, we hope to create a place that people want to come to shut their brains off and let their Imaginations take hold


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

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 the 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 on sale 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

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