Holy smokes! I can’t quite believe it, it’s our first birthday!
GGHQ’s first year has been host to dozens of events and activities, including tournaments, in-houses, scrims and community-hosted quiz nights!
We’ve seen the content creators among you jointly create and share thousands of hours of video and music from your own Twitch, Soundcloud and YouTube channels.
Discord has been our most active platform, with over 71,491 messages posted on the General channel alone.
Thanks to every single one of you all who has in any way supported our platforms, or taken part in any of the hosted events. After an especially tricky year for all of us, you’ve mutually breathed life into a wonderful online community.
Prior to announcing GGHQ in 2020, we had set a number of targets for our first year, most of which we met; though there are some that we’d still like to accomplish over the next 12months, so here’s a glimpse at some things we’re aspiring for in 2021-2022:
Continuation of regular community game nights
Online GGHQ charity fundraiser event
Social meet ups (Dependant on Covid restrictions, obviously)
Time trial/Challenge events
PUBG Encore Event
CSGO Tiebreak In-house
Left4Dead2 Tiebreak Scrim
Exploring ways that we can better promote/spotlight community created content
And, though it’s impossible to know for certain when it can happen, we’ve started preparations for our first GGHQ LAN Event!
As always our ears are open to what you guys want to see from GGHQ, so drop us a DM if you have any ideas of events you’d like over the next year!
Fletch has kindly offered to host an evening in bomb disposal etiquette. Join him one Sunday to take part in his defusal trials.
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes can be played by anyone regardless of whether you own the game. Simply download the concise defusal instructions for free online, and help Fletch and potentially others defuse bombs against the clock!
If you’d like to take part, pop in your availability on the linked Doodle on Discord and Facebook.
Now is the perfect time to jump into the world of Rust if you’ve never played it before! The Softcore game mode is slightly more forgiving than the ‘vanilla’ game style, allowing for newer players an easier entry into the game!
Rust is all about persistent-world survival, and tactically attacking and defending bases for maximum loot yield. @everyone is welcome to join, and with our trial server reaching over 600 hours of total playtime in January, hopefully it’s a sign you guys will enjoy it!!
Details on how to join the server and more are available in #rust-chat, which you can get access to by selecting the :oil: reaction in #welcome-and-rules
Thanks once again to everyone that has helped on our trial server over the last month! ❤
With 2020 limping to a close, I just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, and at the same time say an enormous thank you to everyone who has supported GGHQ over the last 9 months or so!
Given how peculiar circumstances have been this year, it’s been so amazing to have stayed in close contact with such a fantastic group of friends during a time that, for many, could feel totally isolating.
Your involvement in the community events has been incredible, and knowing that conversation, or support, is only a few clicks away at any time has been comforting.
As always, please take care of yourselves, as well as your nearest and dearest over the next few days, and we can’t wait to catch up with you again soon in 2021.