Get Well Gamers Charity Tea Towel

Today we need your help, everyone!

We’re super excited to announce a GGHQ fundraiser for Get Well Gamers https://getwellgamers.org.uk/

GWG are a registered charity that take donated video games or consoles, and sends them to hospitals, hospices and other healthcare settings where young people can benefit from the positive distractions that video games provide.

We’re proposing a community creation in the form of a yearbook tea towel, made up of a compilation of your self portrait “artwork“, much in the vain of primary school tea towels you might have contributed to (or forced your parents to buy) as a child yourself.

We suggest using Paint for that added authentic primary school artwork feel

Once your individual pieces of “artwork” have been submitted, tea towels will be designed and later be made available for pre-order , and all profits from these sales will be donated directly to GWG.

Requirements for your self-portraits:

  • Please only draw in black, with a white background. 600px by 600px in size.
  • Don’t forget to scrawl your handle underneath your creation.
  • Post them into the tea-towel-art channel on Discord (only images can be posted in this channel to prevent spam).

Anything vulgar will not be accepted into the final design (this is for a children’s charity, you monster!)

Please don’t worry if you don’t think you’re artistic – The incentive is to raise money for a good cause via the collaboration in the final product!

Let’s. Talk. LAN!

What a wild 18months or so it’s been! We’re now in a position to organise a LAN event to finally catch up with all of you IRL.

We’d love to know if you guys would be interested in attending a LAN later this year, as we’ve had a venue booked for nearly 6 months now, unsure whether or not an event could even go ahead.

Head over to the #announcements channel in Discord for more details, and let us know if you’d be interested in grabbing a ticket…

Eugene

Introducing G.I. – A Dota 2 In-House

Holy moly

Looks like there are enough people (and some extra 😲) for us to host the inhouse!

Date set as:

Thursday 17th June at 20:30

There will be two teams of 5 players

Each team will have a coach in either myself or Sam

We’ll aim to drop all players a message over the coming days with a couple of questions about playtime for Dota 2/MOBA experience etc. to help us balance the teams as best we can, and then post the drafts before the evening.

We’re aiming to have the evening’s matches casted, and published as a full video at a later time.

To say I’m excited for this is an understatement!

GLHF!

Next Community Events

Quick update following last week’s poll – It seems that F1 2019, Wreckfest and the New Among Us map took your fancy, so I’m excited to post that our next community event will in F1 2019 this Sunday from a slightly later time of 20:30.


The event will follow a Practice > Flying Qualifying Lap > Race format, and all abilities are welcome!
If there’s sustained interest we will consider a longer form championship series, though this race would not count towards it.

PLEASE NOTE, THIS WILL BE THE F1 2019 STEAM VERSION. I DO NOT BELIEVE THIS IS COMPATIBLE WITH THE XBOX GAME PASS VERSION OF THE GAME.

Copies of the game are available from here, for £3.49

GGHQ One Year On…

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)
  • Website update
  • Mugs
  • Merch update
  • Time trial/Challenge events
  • PUBG Encore Event
  • CSGO Tiebreak In-house
  • Left4Dead2 Tiebreak Scrim
  • Halloween Stream
  • 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!

New Rust Server

RUST WIPE IS TOMORROW AND WE’VE GOT A BRAND NEW SERVER FOR YOU!

The monthly Rust wipe is tomorrow, and we’ll be taking a dip into the brand new Softcore mode (details here: https://www.rustafied.com/updates/2021/2/1/rust-softcore-the-new-game-mode)

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! ❤

Happy New Year!

Thanks to all your support for this year -Take a quick look back at some of the 25+ events that we ran this year.

Please take care of yourselves, and continue to look out for each other.

Wishing everyone a happy 2021!

Merch Now Available

Happy New Year! We’re kicking off 2021 with some exciting news!

Fresh merch is now available from our store which you can preorder today!

Huge thanks to MattStillbust for helping with this – Don’t forget you can support him by using Out of Key Studio once restrictions allow!

Items will be being printed to order over the next couple of weeks in batches, so expect a slight wait in receiving your items.

If you have any questions about merch, you can reach us either by email, or by messaging one of the admin team on our Discord!

2020

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.