L4D2 & LAN Update

Happy Tuesday @everyone!

As voted for at the start of the month, we’ll be hosting another Left 4 Dead 2 event this Sunday! Aiming to run through some more Versus and Campaign playthroughs – Let’s see what teams of four might be able to beat Futz, Arty_Ziff, Darrigaz and Kruthal for the title of Best Survivors!

Today also marks 2 years (!!!) since the last LAN event we held. While it was our original intention to organise and host another LAN event in the Autumn half term of this year, the global pandemic has obviously prevented us from going ahead with those plans. Many LAN organisers that I’ve spoken with are expecting their events to be on hiatus at least until the second half of 2021, though of course it’s anyone’s guess at this point. It’s still our intention to organise a LAN, but only once it’s absolutely safe to do so.

In the absence of any IRL event this year, hopefully the online community events have allowed you to continue to meet new ‘faces’, and keep in touch with people. Since March we’ve hosted 23 community events, and will be continuing them for the foreseeable future.

We’ve still got a list of things that we’d like to do outside of a LAN, but time and real-world commitments might impact whether those come to fruition this year, or if they’ll end up waiting until 2021.

As always, feel free to shout at us with any feedback or ideas! Last time we asked, we got some fantastic points raised which have all had a really positive impact!

See you on Sunday for some Left 4 Dead 2!

L4D2 Last Stand Versus Results

Thanks to every who joined the Left 4 Dead 2 games! The results after an evening of infected Vs Survivors are as follows:

Winners – Futz, Arty_Ziff, Kruthal and Darrigaz


2nd Place – Calamity_Sam, BouncingCzech, Eugene_Goat and Blood_beard
3rd Place – Johnny_Titan, Ko$sac, Turbo_Phil and Fletch

Points have been doled out in the League section of the site.

L4D2 Last Stand

This evening marks the release of the Last Stand community update for Left 4 Dead 2 (18:00 BST), the first major update for L4D2 in years! Versus mode has been confirmed (apparently with some ‘special features’) and we’ll be hosting some Versus lobbies this Sunday in case anyone wants to take a trip down nostalgia lane! Join us from 8pm, :Left4Dead: maximum zombie thrashing!

Among Us

Seeing as last weekend saw us with a hugely succesful* Among Us session, we hope you’ll be around to repeat shenanigans this Sunday! Join us on Discord from 8pm!

* For any players who’s name doesn’t end in ‘utz’

Vote on new Merch options!

Well this is an exciting update, and about my favourite topic too:

MERCH!
dont mention the mugs

Recently, GGHQ members voiced interest in some branded merch, and after some helpful discussion with mattstilbust we explored some options.

Now while we had originally hoped to explore the potential of having customised clothing to include your own individual gaming handles, after a little research it was deemed too impractical to pursue at this point.

BUT, I think we’ve got something even better!

Matt has mocked up a pair of branded GGHQ hoodies for us over on the Discord! Now in order for these to be made, we’d love to know if you have a preference for one of the designs, or if you like both!

So head over to our Discord channel, and check out the voting posts in #Announcements

Once we’ve figured out you’re preference, we’ll setup preorders!

August Events

Polly has spoken! And it looks like Minecraft and GMod are the flavours of this month!

As such, we’ll be hosting our very own Vanilla Minecraft server from 8pm this Sunday! Be sure to swing by if you already own Minecraft Java Edition and let’s punch some trees!

GWYF & New League!

Grab your clubs, the results are in!

We’ll be hosting a GGHQ Golf With Your Friends event this Sunday 26th July, from 8pm!

We’re excited to be trialling a points-based league system for certain GGHQ hosted events – This GWYF event will mark the first event in that league. Points will be awarded based on finishing position on a nominated round, and at the end of a season, we’ll tot up the points to mark our winner(s)!

See you on Sunday!

Wreckfest Event

Following the first GGHQ poll, we will be playing Wreckfest on 12th July 2020! Be sure to join in on the night for the event, and we’ll see you on the grid for some more ridiculous driving antics!

July 2020 Updates

Just a couple of super quick updates this month:

  • Weekly events will now take place fortnightly instead
  • Choosing events will now be a collaborative effort within the community using poll.ly
  • We’re currently evaluating ways that we can improve visibility of reminders for our events across all platforms

Otherwise, we hope you have a great start to the month and hope to see you online soon! HF!

June 2020 Hosted Events

We’re excited to announce June’s hosted events as in the graphic above! We can’t wait to see you there! As always, if you have any suggestions, please feel free to reach out to any of the admin team, and we’ll do our best to accomodate demand!