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.

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!

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!

2020 Vision

We’re incredibly excited to formally announce GGHQ today: A fresh new gaming brand based in Gloucestershire, UK.

GGHQ hopes to bring people together over a mutual love of video games. With a focus on gaming passion, community support and inclusiveness, our goals are to provide a welcoming community space for gamers to socialise online. A space where content creators and community members can feel like they’re valued and doing positive things!

In the coming weeks, we’ll be scheduling online community events, as well as tournaments/leagues for GGHQ members. We’ve also registered a number of platforms for you to meet new likeminded gamers, including Discord, Facebook, Reddit and more.

Finally, if you have any feedback for us as we start on our journey, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with either Freerangeninja, JohnnyTitan or Eugene_Goat. We’re keen to make sure we’re doing everything we can in order to make GGHQ a community that you want to be a part of.