Video Games and Cons for charity? YES! The first ever Grubby Games Convention (GG Con) will be held at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology this weekend (November 3-4) to raise money for Regional Health’s Children’s Miracle Network.
The acronym for the con is quite fitting, in the gaming world (especially in multiplayer games) typing “GG” in the game’s chat or saying “GG” in voice chat means “Good Game” and is commonly said by all players to either show there are no hard feelings towards their opponents OR that they really enjoyed the game.
The highlight of the event is the “League of Legends” state championship 24-hour game-a-thon being held in the Frasier Gymnasium in the King Center starting at 3 PM Saturday and ending at 3 PM Sunday. The championship is between SD Mines (who’s hosting the event), South Dakota State University, Dakota State University, and Black Hills State University.
Along with the main event being the “League of Legends” championship, there’s also the “drop in” fundraising portion of the event where (as of Thursday) 70 gamers will come in and play against each other. These teams have also raised money for Regional Health’s Children’s Miracle Network and will bring in their own consoles and rigs (PCs) and play games like “World of Warships”, “League of Legends”, “Overwatch”, “Super Smash Brothers”, Battle Royale games, “Halo”, “JackBox”, and “Doom”.
The event is open to the public to cheer on their teams but for those of you who can’t make it, the game-a-thon will be streamed live on Twitch! If you would like to donate or register to partake in the event, you can click HERE, if you want to see the teams registered for the tournament, click HERE.