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The 8th Annual Carolina Games Summit will feature an official Ghost Recon: Future Soldier 4v4 tournament hosted by Red Storm Entertainment on Feb 2nd 2013. To promote this exciting addition to the event a free autographed copy of the game will be given away via re-tweet contest @cgsummit. “Over the past seven years Red Storm Entertainment has exhibited, contributed prizes, keynoted, and hosted game development sessions at our event. We are extremely excited to add hosting an official tournament on their latest entry to the Tom Clancy franchise to that impressive list,” states Michael Everett, Creative Director for the Carolina Games Summit.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is a third-person video game published by Ubisoft and jointly developed by Ubisoft Paris, Red Storm Entertainment, and Ubisoft Bucharest. Future Soldier is the fifth installment in the Ghost Recon series and was released for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. The campaign has settings such as Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia and Norway. Future Soldier features a fully cooperative campaign, as well as competitive multiplayer which will be the focus of the tournament hosted at the Carolina Games Summit. “Red Storm is looking forward to the strategic and competitive rivalries that attendees of the Carolina Game Summit bring to the battlefields of Ghost Recon Future Soldier,” said Geoff Brock, Community Developer for Red Storm Entertainment.

Prospective e-Sport competitors should gather three friends and register online now at www.carolinagamessummit.com for just $10 per player, this price also includes full access to all the speakers, exhibitors, and excitement Carolina Games Summit has to offer.

About Carolina Games Summit
Carolina Games Summit will be held Saturday, February 2, 2013, 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: www.carolinagamessummit.com

About Red Storm Entertainment
Red Storm Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ubisoft Entertainment, specializing in console games, CD-ROM games and related merchandise. Their objective is to become the market leader for entertainment products that satisfy the appetites of "hardcore" game players, while also appealing to the broader community of "casual" game fans attracted to realistic and intelligent games. With games like Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six, the company quickly became recognized as an innovative creator of titles that break the mold by combining popular genres to provide a totally immersive gaming experience. Red Storm's games feature seamless combinations of action and strategic gameplay, as well as thrilling new types of play for on-line gamers. Armed with a proven formula for success, Red Storm Entertainment’s goal is to produce top-quality, innovative games while continuing the collaboration with Ubisoft to bring our franchise titles to all viable platforms. Additional information can be found at the official website: www.RedStorm.com

About Ubisoft
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 26 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2011-12 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1.039 billion. To learn more, please visit: www.ubisoftgroup.com.

Tom Clancy’s, Ghost Recon, Ghost Recon Future Soldier, the Soldier Icon, Ubisoft, and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries.

Since its inception in 2006, the Carolina Games Summit has been the premiere gathering spot for the North Carolina video game community. Over 1,200 people attend each year. The 2012 Summit featured 17 speakers and 8 sessions. The 2013 Carolina Games Summit takes place February 2 at Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, NC.

In preparation for the 2013 Summit, we are accepting proposals for conducting a session. 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 lights in future game design and some of the biggest fans of video games. We look forward to an exciting lineup of speakers at the 2013 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. Our proposal process is informal and easy—just a web form at 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. 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. Speakers are responsible for their own travel expenses.

About Carolina Games Summit
Carolina Games Summit will be held Saturday, February 2, 2013, 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: www.CarolinaGamesSummit.com

The World Beyblade Organization will be hosting an official Beyblade Colosseum tournament in Goldsboro, NC at the 8th Annual Carolina Games Summit Sponsored by Time Warner Cable on February 2nd from 10am until 8pm. Players from across the country will be participating in the tournament making it one of the largest tournaments in 2013. Representatives from the World Beyblade Organization will be on hand to answer any questions and give advice for rising beybladers. The World Beyblade Organization is responsible for hosting more than 20 tournaments in North Carolina, along with hosting hundreds around the world over the last four years.

In addition to the main Beyblade Colosseum tournament , there will be free play and vendors on site selling Beyblades and accessories. The winners will receive custom plaques, medals, Beyblades, and recognition from hundreds of fellow gamers during the awards ceremony at the end of the event. Registration is just $10 and is available now at www.CarolinaGamesSummit.com.

About World Beyblade Organization
The World Beyblade Organization is the unofficial sanctioning body for the battling spinning top hobby Beyblade by Takara-Tomy. We offer a comprehensive ranking system allowing you to battle other Bladers for BeyPoints, a detailed Beyblade encyclopedia in the form of the Beywiki, and the world's largest and most active Beyblade discussion forums! For more information on upcoming events and the latest news on Beyblade, check out: http://www.WorldBeyblade.org

About Carolina Games Summit
Carolina Games Summit will be held Saturday February 2nd 2013 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: http://www.CarolinaGamesSummit.com

The Escapist is launching the first Escapist Expo, a premier consumer convention centered around games culture! The Expo will unite fans of video games, tabletop games, science fiction, fantasy, comics, music and more in a celebration of everything great in multi-media escapism!

The event will take place at the Durham Convention Center in Durham, NC for the entire weekend of September 14-16, 2012.  Carolina Games Summit has partnered with the Escapist Expo to host seven of the largest videogame tournaments on the East Coast.  The lineup includes: Halo Reach 4v4 and Mortal Kombat on Friday, Gears of War 3 4v4 and Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown on Saturday, with Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Future Soldier 4v4 and Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition finishing up the expo on Sunday.  A three day League of Legends tournament will also be held on Alienware PCs.  All console tournaments will be held on the XBOX 360.  

Attendees looking to get in on the action will need to first purchase a $30 three-day-pass or a $15 one-day-pass to the expo from www.escapistexpo.com or at the door.  Ghost Recon sponsored by Red Storm Entertainment, Gears of War 3 sponsored by Epic Games, and League of Legends sponsored by Riot Games are all available for just the price of admission.  All other tournaments become available with the purchase of a single $10 video game tournament pass available both online and at the door.

In addition to becoming a part of gaming history at the inaugural Escapist Expo competitors can look forward to prizes such as custom made plaques, autographed games, and competing in front of celebrity developers from studios such as Epic Games and Red Storm Entertainment.  The final rounds of the Ghost Recon 4v4 tournament will even be played on yet to be released maps with the 1st place team getting an exclusive studio tour of Red Storm Entertainment in Cary, NC.

About Carolina Games Summit
Carolina Games Summit will be held Saturday February 2nd 2013 10AM – 8PM at Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, NC.  This exciting annual 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, console games, and card gaming with both tournament and free play options available.  Additional information can be found on the official web site: www.CarolinaGamesSummit.com 
 
About The Escapist
The Escapist is a multiple Webby Award-winning internet site focusing on games and entertainment. With almost 4 million fans, The Escapist is able to quickly and effectively reach the elusive young and affluent male demographic through the use of high quality editorial and exclusive video shows.  Founded in 2005, The Escapist has grown to become a leading voice in videogame culture.  The Escapist aims to capture and celebrate the contemporary videogaming lifestyle and the diverse global video game culture by way of in-depth features, thought provoking articles and relevant columns authored by leading videogame authorities, as well as cutting-edge video shorts.  Additional information can be found on the official web site: www.EscapistMagazine.com 

Posted by: Erik Ramsey - 02/09/12 @ 12:16AM

The 7th Annual Carolina Games Summit was held Saturday February 4, 2012 at Wayne Community College. The spectacular event featured speakers and exhibitors from several game development companies, along with representatives from local colleges and schools who feature game design programs. This all day event also held 18 tournaments across all gaming platforms and genres. The top three tournament winners were recognized in front of a packed auditorium of their fellow gamers at the end of the day during the student produced awards ceremony. During the ceremony, custom made videos showed off each game before the winners were escorted to the stage to receive their award. All of the custom videos during the ceremony were produced by Simulation and Game Development students at Wayne Community College. And all first place winners received a custom made plaque imprinted with a full color image unique to each tournament and are created by former WCC Networking student Josh Berns.

In addition all top three winners receive medals along with a prize pack built by CGS and supplied by the event sponsors.

"We do not advertise prizes ahead of the event, just the custom made plaques and medals." Michael Everett an Instructor at Wayne Community College and the events Creative Director states, "We want our attendees to come for fun and recognition not for the prizes, that way when they receive a prize it is like a bonus."

The event had 82 winners across 18 tournaments who strive to be the best at their chosen game and make the months of practice worth it. The winners displayed below are some of the most hard core gamers who practice their skills on a regular basis and dedicate themselves to being the best. A majority of them may be practicing to become professional gamers but sadly few will achieve the status of Pro Gamer. Many gamers play competitively for years and never reach it, but in some cases players can bring in six figure salaries by joining leagues such as Major League Gaming where Electronic Sports Gamers sign $250,000 yearly contracts to play games!

The Carolina Games Summit isn't just about video games either! It also hosts several card gaming tournaments and a cos-play contest is judged by Penny Dreadful Productions, an Atlanta based conceptual design and physical production company. Their masterful work has been seen in major motion pictures such as The Book of Eli and The Walking Dead. The Carolina Games Summit congratulates this years winners, and looks forward to seeing them all back next year with improved skills and a winner take all attitude! The 8th Annual Carolina Games Summit is slated for February 2nd, 2013 and each year the Carolina Games Summit strives to better itself and include more features, attendees, and partners. For more information about the event please visit www.CarolinaGamesSummit.com



Gears of War 3 4v4 Team

Tournament Director – Jacob McCullough

Sponsored by the developer of Gear's of War 3, Epic Games, of Raleigh, NC

1st Place: Team Twisted

Tyler Newton

Micheal Newton

Dylan Wertz

Micheal Edwards

2nd Place: Team The Cliffy Bees

Charles Mercer

David Morris

Micheal Hicks

Mike Sasko

3rd Place: Team Above the Rest

Brandon Crider

Edward Crider

Joey Smith

Austin Harr



Tekken 6

Tournament Director – Erik Ramsey

1st Place: Larry Anderson (For the third year in a row!)

2nd Place: Shaun Cosby

3rd Place: Mike McCarley



Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition

Tournament Director – Gilbert Nicks

1st Place: William White

2nd Place: Jon Layton

3rd Place: Daryl Gatling



Dance Central 2

Tournament Director – Scott Grant

Sponsored by the developer of Dance Central 2: Harmonix!

1st Place: Anthony Roman

2nd Place: Kyle Bennettv

3rd Place: Superman Kent



Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Tournament Director – Joshua Parker

1st Place: Andy Lim

2nd Place: Jacob Baker

3rd Place: Taheem Armstrong



Starcraft 2

Tournament Director – Cody Vaughn

1st Place: Jerred Miklowcic

2nd Place: Bradleigh Sceviour

3rd Place: Jason Seeley



Madden 2012

Tournament Director – John Larson

1st Place: Michael Gonzalez

2nd Place: Bradley Whitmire



Halo Reach FFA

Tournament Director – Sami Pickard

1st Place: Ryan Cianci

2nd Place: Cody Sterling

3rd Place: Michael Mercer



Call of Duty MW3 4v4

Tournament Director – James Braswell

1st Place: Team Clayton's Finest

Ethan Jones

Adam Evans

Jason Homick

Butler Collins

2nd Place: Team Florida Dream Team

Kenneth Johnson

Johnathan Willis

Greg Wilhelm

Christopher Johnson

3rd Place: Team sYnergy

Micheal Britt

Jose Perez

Codey Baker

Micheal Perez



NBA 2K12

Tournament Director – John Larson

1st Place: Kwamaine Goodman

2nd Place: Justin Ambrose



Yu Gi Oh Constructed

Tournament Director – Johnna Koonce

1st Place: Kevin Davis (For the 3rd Year in a Row!)

2nd Place: Blake Maready

3rd Place: Chad Artis



Magic the Gathering Standard

Tournament Director – Johnna Koonce

1st Place: Bryan Butler

2nd Place: David Harper

3rd Place: Jeff Guy



Magic the Gathering Draft

Tournament Director – Johnna Koonce

1st Place: Ryan Polcano

2nd Place: Randy Gilley

3rd Place: Zack Munn



Call of Duty MW3 FFA

Tournament Director – Tomas McGee

1st Place: Austin Holmes

2nd Place: Austin Sandy

3rd Place: Cody Adams



Halo Reach 4v4

Tournament Director – Sami Pickard

1st Place: Team Dig Bicks

Patrick Rishe

Keaton Webb

Sam Mahadan

Hayden Crooks

2nd Place: Team We Dont Even Play!

Billy Harless

Kalvin Le Roy

Blake Ledbetter

Ryan Cianci

3rd Place: Team Capture the Crown

Daniel Swift

Cody Sterling

Micheal Mercer

Wes Albrecht



Bloodline Champions 2v2

Tournament Director – Andrew Howell

Sponsored by the Publisher of Bloodline Champions, FUNCOM!

1st Place: Team We Love To Rage

Nicholas Donegan

Bethanie Riddle

2nd Place: Team Interrupts Like Kanye

Matthew Mangelli

Michael Mangelli

3rd Place: Team You're just Gelli.

Stephan Loehr

Brandon Smith



Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Tournament Director – Erik Ramsey

1st Place: Jonathan Layton

2nd Place: William White

3rd Place: Jason Tran



Mortal Kombat

Tournament Director – Gilbert Nicks

1st Place: Larry Anderson

2nd Place: Dru Russ

3rd Place: Mike McCarley

Sponsored by the Publisher of Bloodline Champions, FUNCOM!

1st Place: Team We Love To Rage - team founder: Brutus (Nicholas Donegan)

Brutus (Nicholas Donegan)
Platypus (Bethanie Riddle)

2nd Place: Team Interrupts Like Kanye - team founder: vVvGxZ (Matthew Mangelli)

vVvGxZ (Matthew Mangelli)
vVvNoxie (Michael Mangelli)

3rd Place: Team You're just Gelli. - team founder: Oddish (Stephan Loehr)

Oddish (Stephan Loehr)
Pyro757 (Brandon Smith)

Posted by: Michael Everett - 02/04/12 @ 5:17PM

Congratulations to 1st Place: Kwamaine Goodman and 2nd Place: Justin Ambrose for their superior performance in NBA 2K12 at this years Carolina Games Summit!

Magic The Gathering Standard

1st Place: Bryan Butler
2nd Place: David Harper
3rd Place: Jeff Guy

Magic The Gathering Draft

1st Place: Ryan Polcano
2nd Place: Randy Gilley
3rd Place: Zack Munn

Yu Gi Oh Constructed

1st Place: Kevin Davis (For the 3rd Year in a Row!)
2nd Place: Blake Maready
3rd Place: Chad Artis

Congratulations to all our winners!

Posted by: Michael Everett - 02/04/12 @ 4:27PM

The winners for the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Free for All:

1st Place: Austin Holmes

2nd Place: Austin Sandy

3rd Place: Cody Adams

Posted by: Michael Everett - 02/04/12 @ 3:27PM
Congratulations to, 1st Place: Jerred Miklowcic, 2nd Place: Bradleigh Sceviour, and 3rd Place: Jason Seeley for winning our StarCraft 2 Tournament!  We look forward to seeing you walk across the stage at tonights awards ceremony at 7pm.  Look for replays of their matches to be posted ASAP!

Congratulations to the following winners of the SSFIVAE Tournament!

1st Place: William White

2nd Place: Jon Layton

3rd Place: Daryl Gatling

Posted by: Michael Everett - 02/04/12 @ 2:16PM

The winners for our 2012 Tekken 6 tournament are as follows:

1st Place: Larry Anderson

2nd Place: Shaun Cosby

3rd Place: Mike McCarley

Congratulations to all the winners, see you during our awards ceremony at 7pm!

Posted by: Michael Everett - 02/04/12 @ 12:56PM

Congratulations to our winners of Halo FFA! They have been posted! Click read more to view the link and see the winners names.

We're pleased to announce that our friends SuperCon 2K Series have included Carolina Games Summit into their 2012 schedule as the third stop on their 2012 tour.

The SuperCon 2K Series is the place to be for all gamers to explore the many aspects of the video game industry. This series travels to Anime, Sci-Fi and Comic Book Conventions across the nation providing a home for gamers to meet other gamers, make new friends, play casual games and to learn about the gaming industry.

Whether you’re a casual or hardcore gamer they have you covered. There are multiple game set-ups, giveaways, tournaments and cool prizes to be won!!

For all gamers, the SuperCon 2K Series can be seen at a variety of conventions and events that have some tie-in or cross-over into the video game industry. Don’t miss the opportunity, fun, memories, networking, prizes, education, bragging rights, and/or the chance to be named the most proven player in the nation!

For additional information, please visit www.supercon2k.com

SuperCon 2K has added several new conventions added to the 2012 schedule. With a very successful inaugural season, the SuperCon 2K Series is gearing up for a fun filled second season this year. During last season many conventions felt the addition of SuperCon 2K gave an added value to their attendees.

Gregory Richardson, COO of the National Video Game Association states “We are very excited to go into the 2012 season being able to showcase our program at not only the shows we were at last year but also new shows that we have reached out too. We are very excited to show the world what NVGA and VIBRAS FIVE.ONE is about”.

Todd Greene, brand manager for VIBRAS FIVE.ONE states “I believe if we continue to give the gamers, conventions and any other client the same reliable, consistent, professional, and fun experience; our program should stand out and perform at top level. By doing so we will have the ultimate game room.

Here are a few conventions you can find the SuperCon 2K Series:

Fighter Frenzy – http://www.coloradoc…roat.com/FF.php
Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con – http://www.wizardworldcomiccon.com/
Carolina Games Summit – http://www.carolinagamessummit.com/
Mega Con – http://www.megaconvention.com/
Tampa Bay Comic Con – http://www.tampabaycomiccon.com/
Animeland Wasabi – http://www.animewasabi.com/
Con Carolinas – http://concarolinas….ccompgaming/206
A-Kon – http://a-kon.com/
ABQ Comic Expo – http://abqcomicexpo.com/
Posted by: Michael Everett - 01/23/12 @ 5:00PM
Penny Dreadful Productions (PDP) an Atlanta based production company will join Britt Griffith of SyFy’s Ghost Hunters to answers questions and give tips on making it in film/TV during their joint keynote panel discussion.  Griffith works all over the world in front of the camera investigating the paranormal. When not filming with Ghost Hunters, Griffith works at his own company, Sun Set Production Studios.   PDP provides conceptual design, prosthetics, and props for major motion pictures such as the Book of Eli as well as cast members for popular shows like AMC’s The Walking Dead.

Michael Resnick, the co-founder and lead developer of Hazardous Software, will cover the use of time travel and time manipulation as a unique gameplay mechanism.  Hazardous Software recently released Achron a real-time strategy game where players can time travel simultaneously and independently.  Resnick will use this experience to discuss ways of approaching time travel from a gameplay perspective.

Hands-on training sessions by industry professionals from companies like Redstorm Entertainment, Autodesk, and college educators will also be returning. Building on the continued success of past years over 17 tournaments will be featured.  Rounding out the event, the exhibition hall, will be packed with industry and educational representatives.

The Carolina Games Summit will be held 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday, February 4th, 2012 at Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, NC. Tickets are available to the public for $10 each and may be purchased online or at the door. The event includes video game tournaments, industry speakers, educational sessions, and exhibition booths. An exciting mix of fun, academic opportunities and career exploration has been created for students, aspiring game developers, educators and professionals alike.
Posted by: Tracy Schmeltzer - 09/30/11 @ 11:44AM
Since its inception in 2006, the Carolina Games Summit has been the premiere gathering spot for the North Carolina video game community. Over 1,200 people attend each year. The 2011 Summit featured 15 speakers and 9 sessions. The 2012 Carolina Games Summit takes place February 4th at Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, NC.

In preparation for the 2012 Summit, we are inviting you to submit a proposal for conducting a session. Presenting a session at the Carolina Games Summit provides you with rewarding exposure both professionally and personally. This is your opportunity to share your ideas and practices with some of the brightest lights in future game design and some of the biggest fans of video games.


We look forward to your participation at the 2012 Carolina Games Summit!

Michael Everett & Tracy Schmeltzer
Executive Production Team
Carolina Games Summit

Session Proposal

Our proposal process is informal and easy—just a web form! Just send the following information via email. Your proposal should include a one- or two-paragraph description of the topic you want to cover and a brief outline of key points. If you haven't presented at the Carolina Games Summit in the past, we also need your biographical information. Sessions are normally 45 minutes in length.

The unifying aspect of the Carolina Games Summit is that it is dedicated to informing the public that simulation and game design is a viable career choice for today’s youth.

Compensation

Conference speakers receive entry to the event, access to our catered hospitality room, and a free booth for your company. Speakers are responsible for their own travel expenses.

The Carolina Games Summit held Saturday February 5, 2011 featured live bands, speakers and exhibitors from game development companies, along with representatives from local colleges and schools who feature game design programs.  The all day event also featured 22 tournaments across all gaming platforms and genres.  Tournament winners are recognized in front of 400 fellow gamers at the end of the day during the student produced awards ceremony.  Custom made videos show off the individual games prior to the winners being escorted to the stage.  All videos featured during the ceremony are produced by Simulation and Game Development students at Wayne Community College.  First place winners receive a plaque imprinted with a full color image unique to each tournament and are created by former WCC Networking student Josh Berens.

In addition all top three winners receive medals along with prizes supplied by the event sponsors. 

"We do not advertise prizes ahead of the event, just the custom made plaques and medals." Michael Everett an Instructor at Wayne Community College and the events Creative Director states, "We want our attendees to come for fun and recognition not for the prizes, that way when they receive a prize it is like a bonus."

The event has 106 winners across 22 tournaments who seek the thrill of being recognized making the months of practice worth it.  Many of the competitors featured below are examples of hard core gamers who practice their skills on a regular basis.  Many may be practicing to become professional gamers but few will actually make it.  The opportunity is there and in some cases players can bring in six figure salaries by joining leagues such as Major League Gaming where Electronic Sports Gamers sign $250,000 yearly deals to compete. 

Traditional card gaming is also represented along with a costume contest judged by Penny Dreadful Productions an Atlanta based conceptual design and physical production company. Their work has been seen in major motion pictures such as The Book of Eli.

The Carolina Games Summit congratulates this years winners and looks forward to seeing their skills improve at next event on Saturday Feb 4th 2012.  Each year the Carolina Games Summit grows to include more features, attendees, and partners.  For more information about the event please visit www.CarolinaGamesSummit.com

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift

Tournament Director Josh Berens, Erik Ramsey

1st Place:
Jonathan Layton

2nd Place:
Kyle Lee

3rd Place:
Shaun Cosby

Bloodline Champions

Tournament Director Glen Swan.

Sponsored by the game's publisher: Funcom of Raleigh and the developer: Stunlock Studios of Skövde, Sweden!

1st Place: Team Angry Birds
-Jennifer Young
-Bradleigh Sceviour
-Malcolm Heath

2nd Place: Team Paragon
-Brandon Smith
-Zack Beasley
-David Howell

3rd Place: Team Roll With The Punches
-Jose Perez
-Patric Doe
-Chris Lambert

Call of Duty: Black Ops

Tournament Director Ashton Williams

1st Place: Team Legend
-Adam Stacks
-Parks Florence
-Stacy Norman
-Ricky Cruz

2nd Place: Team The Random Chodes
-Jeff Stone
-Bryan Jackson
-Austin Wheeler
-Bryan Carmona

3rd Place: Team Beby and the Beasts
-Nelson Ruiz
-Johathan Ruiz
-Josh Dejesus
-Louts Corter

Capcom VS SNK 2

Tournament Director Gilbert Nicks

1st Place:
Daryl Gatling

2nd Place:
Larry Gray

3rd Place:
Redgie Gudger

Costume Contest

Sponsored and Directed by Penny Dreadful Productions of Atlanta, GA

3rd Place
Amanda Smith
Dressed as The Witch, from the Left 4 Dead series

2nd Place
Shannon Mercer
Dressed as Cooking Mama from the Cooking Mama series

1st Place
Brandon Perez
Dressed as Aang from Avatar The Last Airbender

Dance Dance Revolution

Tournament Director Samantha Pickard

1st Place:
Nicholas Denty

2nd Place:
Jerred Miklowcic

3rd Place:
Chris Fowler

Gears of War 2

Tournament Director Jason Brogden

Sponsored by the game's developer: Epic Games of Raleigh, NC

1st Place: Team Trigger Envy
-Adam Kennedy
-Andrew Fraser
-Jayne Chamberlain
-Chad Quinn

2nd Place: Team Twisted
-Tyler Newton
-Michael Edwards
-Charles Kreh
-Michael Newton

3rd Place: Team The Predictables
-Jacob Mccullough
-Andrew Sanders
-Ryan Wellmer
-Danial Paske

Halo Reach Free for All Tournament

Tournament Director Jason Sponaugle.

Sponsored by GameFrog of Durham

1st Place:
Nick Joyner

2nd Place:
Hayden Crooks

3rd Place:
Tyler Mozingo

Halo Reach 4v4 Tournament

Sponsored by GameFrog of Durham

1st Place: Team Super Natural
-Brandon Parker
-Tyler Mozingo
-Jimmy Hargreaves
-Nick Joyner

2nd Place: Team No Days Off
-Wes Albrecht
-Michael Ellis
-Daniel Swift
-Chirs Ohnstad

3rd Place: Team Beyond Reality
-Hayden Crooks
-Patrick Rishe
-Aaric Artis
-Tre Claude

Madden 2011

Tournament Director John Larson, Erik Robinson

Sponsored by Elite Zone of Fayetteville

1st Place:
Jonte Sutton

2nd Place:
Brad Whitmire

Magic The Gathering

Tournament Director Johnna Koonce

Mirrodin Besieged

Sponsored by Gamers-Gathering of Goldsboro and Jacksonville

1st Place:
Eric Brunkhorst

2nd Place:
Zanial Maloney

3rd Place:
James Richmond

Constructed Tournament

Sponsored by Gamers-Gathering of Goldsboro and Jacksonville

1st Place:
Daniel Rowland

2nd Place:
Nick Ham

3rd Place:
Logan Zimmerman

Marvel VS Capcom 2

Tournament Director Gilbert Nicks

1st Place:
William White

2nd Place:
Robin Price

3rd Place:
Robbie Evans

Rock Band 3

Tournament Director Cody Tracy

Sponsored by the game's developer: Harmonix Music Systems of Cambridge, MA

3rd Place: Team T.N.E.

3rd Place
-Chris Howard
-Brett Moore
-Daniel Best
-Casey Moore

2nd Place: Team The Last Stand

-Rafael Briviezca
-Austin Walker
-Sarah Porter
-Holly Parrish

1st Place: Team Blame the Fallen

-Aisha Rosario
-Chelsea Olson
-Carl Bowen
-Jennifer Jolly
-Austin Walker

Showmanship Award
-Carl Bowen
-Jennifer Jolly
-Austin Walker
-Rafael Briviezca

StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty

Tournament Director John Flowe.

Sponsored by Elite Gaming Republic of Raleigh

1st Place:
Matthew Manglli

2nd Place:
Michael Manglli

3rd Place:
Cameron Decker

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Tournament Director Joshua Parker

1st Place:
Julius Melvin

2nd Place:
Lance Shields

3rd Place:
Felix Rivera

Super Street Fighter 4

Tournament Director Erik Ramsey, Josh Berns

1st Place:
Jonathan Layton

2nd Place:
William White

3rd Place:
Brent Taylor

Tatsunoko VS Capcom

Tournament Director Joshua Parker

1st Place:
Robin Price

2nd Place:
Andy Lim

3rd Place:
Timothy Gill

Tekken 6

Tournament Director Josh Berens

1st Place:
Larry Anderson

2nd Place:
Mike McCarley

3rd Place:
Shaun Cosby

World of Warcraft Trading Card Game

Tournament Director Johnna Koonce

Sponsored by Gamers-Gathering of Goldsboro and Jacksonville

1st Place:
Dale Rliquelme-Ginger

2nd Place:
Dan Rowland

3rd Place:
Nathan Dickens

 

Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Game

Tournament Director Johnna Koonce

Sponsored by Gamers-Gathering of Goldsboro and Jacksonville

1st Place: Kevin Davis

2nd Place: Aaron Washington

3rd Place: Tristan Shortis

Funcom and Stunlock Studios are proud to announce that ‘Bloodline Champions’ will join the ranks of this years’ Carolina Games Summit tournament lineup! ‘Bloodline Champions’ is a new and exciting free-to-play arena PvP game. Its introduction in this years’ Carolina Games Summit is one of the few debuts on North American soil and encourages all upcoming competitive PvP’ers to show off their skills!

The Bloodline Champions 3v3 double-elimination tournament will kickoff at 3pm EST in room 204 at the upcoming Carolina Games Summit being held on February 5th 2011 from 10am to 9pm at Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, NC.  Players who are interested in the tournament are encouraged to pre-register at Carolina Games Summit  tournaments page, but can also signup at the show. In addition, play sessions of Bloodline Champions will be open to everyone who is interested in participating or teams who simply want to get a few practice sessions in before the match as early as 11am EST.

Funcom is sponsoring the entire event in coordination with the Carolina Games Summit. First place winners will receive custom Bloodline Champions Plaques on top of impressive hardware prizes that are also available for second and third place finalist. If that wasn’t enough, all participants who simply enter and show up will also receive digital prizes from Funcom in efforts to build more awareness for the local competitive PvP scene in North Carolina!

So, what are you waiting for? Join up today, obliterate the competition and enlist in the ranks of the BLOODLINE CHAMPIONS!

For more information, and to play the game for free, visit www.bloodlinechampions.com

About Funcom
Funcom is an independent developer and publisher of online games for PC and consoles. Funcom has provided outstanding entertainment since 1993 and continues to expand its track-record of more than twenty released games. Recent titles include ‘Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures’, ‘The Longest Journey', 'Anarchy Online' and 'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey'. For corporate information please visit www.funcom.com. For information about Funcom games visit www.anarchy-online.com, www.dreamfall.com, www.darkdaysarecoming.com or www.ageofconan.com. Funcom is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker FUNCOM.

About Stunlock Studios
Stunlock Studios was born as the result of a games project at the University of Skövde, Sweden in 2008. Consisting of a small team of likeminded developers, Stunlock brought their first game, Bloodline Champions, from the initial idea in 2008, to launch in 2011. For more information on Stunlock Studios and Bloodline Champions, please visit www.bloodlinechampions.com

About Carolina Games Summit
Carolina Games Summit will be held Saturday February 5th 2011 10AM – 9PM 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: www.CarolinaGamesSummit.com

Goldsboro, NC, January 27, 2011 – Carolina Games Summit announced Wednesday Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds (CAMM) will be the title sponsor of the sixth annual Carolina Games Summit. The summit will be held at Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, NC on Feb. 5 from 10 am to 9 pm. More than 1,000 local and national attendees are expected to participate in this all day event focused on the simulation and game design industry.

Connect a Million Minds is Time Warner Cable’s five-year, $100 million philanthropic initiative designed to engage and inspire young people to become the problem solvers of tomorrow by pursuing education and career paths in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

“CAMM seeks opportunities outside of the classroom to expose students to the vast options there are to apply STEM to real-life learning activities and careers,” said Keith Poston, Director of Communications for Time Warner Cable’s Raleigh/Coastal/Fayetteville area. ““The Carolina Games Summit is a perfect  fit because leading game developers are offering hands-on clinics on the technology behind the gaming industry making it accessible to students.” “Event goers can attend educational sessions from industry speakers, interact with exhibitors demonstrating their latest products and software, and test their gaming skills in a variety of competitive video game tournaments, said Tracy Schmeltzer the Carolina Games Summit's Producer."Visitors can experience presentations from industry visionaries, plan for a future in the game development field, and enjoy fiercely competitive tournaments all at one event."

Events like the Carolina Games Summit can be a fun way to underscore the importance of STEM related education and career pathways. According to the NC STEM Community Collaborative, only one out of three eighth graders is proficient in math and only one out of five eighth graders is proficient in science.  Yet, 80 percent of jobs in the next decade will require STEM skills.

The Carolina Games Summit brings nationally-known gaming luminaries from game developers such as Icarus Studios, Virtual Heroes, and RedStorm Entertainment along with representatives from local colleges and schools who feature simulation and game development programs. These tangible examples of gaming professionals and education options enable students to learn how to pursue careers in the gaming industry.  

In addition, current and past students will be able to demonstrate their game projects in the Student Showcase room.

In anticipation of the 6th Annual Carolina Games Summit on Feb 5th 2011, FraggedNation.com, the exclusive online tournament provider, hosted a series of online tournaments.  The events took place in the months before the actual games summit and included prizes from VIBRAS FIVE.ONE®, Hampton Inn of Goldsboro, and the Carolina Games Summit.


The winners of the pre-qualifying tournament received complimentary tickets to the Carolina Games Summit, one night in the official hotel, Hampton Inn, and a VIBRAS FIVE.ONE® headset, the official headset of the Carolina Games Summit.  Individual tournament winners also received priority registration for their tournament at the summit on Feb 5th.  Top admins from FraggedNation will be on hand the day of the summit to meet their fellow gamers and take part in the day's events.


The winners of the pre-qualifier tournaments have been announced. They are as follows.

 

- The winning player of the StarCraft 2 1v1 pre-qualifier Tournament is Pin.

 

- The winning team of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4v4 pre-qualifier Tournament is Beby And The Beast.

 

- The winning player of the Halo: Reach 1v1 pre-qualifier Tournament is TW Blind v2.

 

Congratulations to all winners. All prizes will be handed to the winners at the main Carolina Games Summit in North Carolina, on February 5th, 2011.

 

For all those players that did not make it through the qualifiers but still want to take part in the Carolina Games Summit. Do not worry, you can still take part in the any of the tournaments on the day by attending and paying regular $10 admission at the gate.

 

As well as the StarCraft 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops and Halo: Reach tournaments, Carolina Games Summit will also be hosting a variety of other games. These include Rock Band 3, Magic the Gathering, Madden 2011, Dance Dance Revolution, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, World of Warcraft The Card Game, Gears of War 2 and many more!


Carolina Games Summit features video game tournaments, live bands, speakers from game developement companies, along with representatives from local colleges and schools who feature game design programs.  Tracy Schmeltzer the Carolina Games Summit's Producer notes, "Visitors can experience presentations from industry visionaries, plan for a future in the game development field, and enjoy fiercely competitive tournaments all at one event."


Carolina Games Summit will be held Saturday, February 5th, 2011, 10AM – 9PM at Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, NC and tickets can be purchased online at carolinagamessummit.com.


About Carolina Games Summit


Carolina Games Summit will be held Saturday February 5th 2011 10AM – 9PM 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:


For more information visit www.CarolinaGamesSummit.com.


About FraggedNation
FraggedNation.com is an online gaming ladder and tournament site which supports XBOX, PS3, Wii, and PC. They have a community feel and are completely devoted to ensuring the online gaming community has a place to play that is fair, fun, and unique. Their motto is: "A community of Gamers. For Gamers - By Gamers. At FraggedNation the leagues are all yours; we just do the paperwork."


FN is the only free to play gaming community that allows you to create and run your own private ladders and tournaments, just the way you want. You can even win cash in many public tournaments, ladders, or events. If you just want to play one-off matches then you can challenge people via the Prove-It! system and win cash at any time. FraggedNation has a community of thousands of passionate gamers and provides one of the most customizable and effective experiences for ladders, tournaments, singles, and team matches.For more information visit www.fraggednation.com.


About VIBRAS FIVE.ONE®
Track Scan is a leading provider of audio technology for sports and electronic gaming. Track Scan's new line of gaming and personal audio products-VIBRAS- includes the VIBRAS FIVE.ONE® Surround Sound Headset System, the only headset to earn Microsoft's authorization as "Licensed for Xbox 360." The VIBRAS FIVE.ONE® headset features 10 speakers (five in each ear), enabling the player to feel inside the game. There is also a USB version available for PC gaming, movies, music and VOIP. Track Scan was founded in 1993 and is privately owned and based in Mooresville, NC with offices in Taiwan and China. For more information visit www.track-scan.com/vibras.

About Hampton Inn
With more than 1,300 locations, Hampton hotels offer value minded travelers comfortable rooms with lots of complimentary amenities. Add these to friendly service that our customers have come to expect and you'll be 100% satisfied. Guaranteed. That's 100% Hampton.™ Our promise to you includes a clean, comfortable hotel room. In fact, we have 111 of them! If you're traveling with your family, you may opt for a room with two beds. Or, if you're here by yourself on business, why not book a room with a plush, king-sized bed so you can stretch out and relax? Wonderful 42" Plasma TV in Lobby, Award Winning hotel with Outstanding Customer Service, Beautiful Two-Room Whirlpool Suites,and Meeting Facilities Accommodating up to 50 Guests.
For more information visit www.hamptoninn.com.

 

 
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