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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

September Community Events

Ahoy everyone !

Happy to announce that we’ve got some online community events scheduled in for September, kindly being run by Fletch!

It’s been a while since we dived into Golf With Your Friends and Wreckfest

Check the image for details

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!

Quiz and Karting

Can you believe we’re almost halfway through the year!

Revealing the next hosted events, we’ve got two very special community evenings to look forward to!

Fletch will be hosting a General Knowledge quiz this Sunday from 8pm (be sure to start swotting up ready for the clown round!)

Then, later in the month MateyHype will be hosting a MarioKart8 evening on Switch for all your Nintendo nerds on June 13th.

Don’t forget that Glazbee is also hosting an ongoing series of F1 2019 Time Trials over in #racing-chat – Last week’s lap times saw three people separated by just 0.200! Head over to https://gghq.io/f1 to see the leaderboards.

All of you are welcome to join community nights – As always, just hop into Discord before the events start in order to take part!

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!

Keep Talking… Hosted by Fletch

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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.

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! ❤

January 2021

Our first community event of the year is this weekend – Jump into Discord this Sunday from 8pm and join us on the green to sink some bogeys!

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.

December Among Us

Don’t forget that we’ll be hosting another Among Us session from 8pm on 13/12/2020 as one of the last few community events of the year!

Come join and agree with how sus’ Futz is.

GGHQ Video Game Quiz by Turbo_Phil

Results from the GGHQ Video Game Quiz are as follows:

  1. Calamity Sam
  2. Darrigaz
  3. Big bran Glazbee
  4. Fletch
  5. Blyzr
  6. Erotic Robotic
  7. MateyBoi
  8. Eugene_Goat
  9. Futz
  10. MattStillbust
  11. Arty_Zifff
  12. Blood_beard
  13. LBU
  14. Sneater

49.9
49.5
49.1
47.2
46
45
42.4
42.2
41.6
41.3
40
37
36.7
27.1

December Community Events

As 2020 draws to a close, we continue the momentum of our hosted events in December. Check out our schedule for the rest of the month – kicking off with another community quiz night, kindly hosted by Turbo_Phil!

Lockdown 2.0

As England readies itself for a second lockdown, starting tomorrow, we firstly want to remind everyone that the #covid-support Discord channel is available for any issues/updates/support that you guys may wish to post over the next four weeks and beyond.

It’s an anxious time for many, especially for those struggling with mental health issues or loneliness, and we hope you feel that our platforms are a safe place to connect with others and escape from some of the pressures of the world right now.

With that in mind, we are hoping to maintain and expand our ongoing community activities throughout the lockdown period, the first of which CalamitySam has kindly offered to create and host.

Introducing:
GGHQ Lockdown Quiz!

Sam’s given us some dates starting from Wednesday next week – Head over to Discord or Facebook to share your availability if you’d like to join.

Following on from our experience with the previous lockdown, we’ve also added a new #General Chat voice channel to Discord for users to jump into while they’re working to help give some feeling of familiarity during the working day.

If you have any suggestions of features you’d like to see, or ways that GGHQ can help you during the lockdown, feel free to post them on Discord or contact one of the admins directly.

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!

Terraria 1.4 Journey’s End Patch

May 16th marks the official release of the FINAL ever Terraria update, the aptly named ‘Journey’s End’.

To celebrate the occasion, we’ll be firing up a GGHQ Terraria server for you guys to play on! This will be a server that we fire up on a consistent schedule to ensure that all players get a fair whack at seeing all of the new content Terraria has to offer – Details of that schedule will be arranged to reflect the availability of the Terraria players 🙂

The first window into 1.4 will be on launch day – This coming Saturday! We’ll have the server updated the moment the patch is available, which currently, is rumoured to be 18:00 BST, but may change closer to the time!

GGHQ Gmod TTT Event

FULL DETAILS OF WORKSHOP COLLECTION WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON™

If your first thought is ‘what the hell is TTT’ well do we have some news for you!

Trouble in Terrorist town is a round based video game equivalent to some RP boardgames you might have played like ‘Werewolf’.At the start of a round, players are allocated a ‘role’. Dependant on your role, you have to carry out certain actions without letting on to the other players.

Traitors must kill all non traitors (except Jesters!)
Innocents must find out who the traitors are and kill them!
Detectives use their tools to help the innocents identify the traitors.
Jesters try and dupe innocents into killing them for a round win.
Phoenixes have the ability to resurrect themselves.
Survivalists have a small pool of weapons that they can buy from.

Mix in a few hundred other weapons/skins/behavioural mods, and TTT makes for one of the most ridiculous and side splitting game modes you can play on PC!Given that gameplay is best enjoyed for smaller pools of players, we may have to rotate some people in/out of rounds, but will determine this based on interest.

MARIO KART 8 DELUXE RESULTS

Thanks to all you guys that took part tonight!! And congrats especially to Arty_Ziff and Reddlo for showing us how karting is REALLY done!


Twitch VOD is available over at our Twitch channel in case you’d like to relive the shenanigans once more!

We hope you guys enjoyed our first Nintendo community event 💕

GGHQ Mario Kart 8 Deluxe GP

Excited to announce our plans for a Nintendo Switch event this weekend! Head on over to our Discord to keep up to date with information relating to the event. It’ll be our first non-PC competition, and the first event of May. We hope you’ll join us for some blue-shell action!

CSGO Scrim Results

The CS Scrim matches are complete, but the battle is FAR from over!

We finished our games in a perfect tie this evening, with game 1 lurching into overtime. Carole Baskin’s Tigers appropriately swiped the game in their favour after winning 4 consecutive rounds in overtime to take the victory.

However, after a stand-in of Snoweater20 on Carole Baskin’s Husbands, the team got the punch they needed to secure a convincing show in the second half of game two to level the playing field.

Both teams have vowed to reconvene again in the future, so watch this space for news on the rematch!

Huge thanks to Snoweater20 for working overtime to get the server configs just right for casting. Be sure to give him a follow over on his Twitch and keep eyes on our socials for the Youtube upload coming tomorrow! GGWP!

CSGO 5v5 In-House Scrim

We’re excited to announce that our first CSGO Scrim is scheduled for April 24th, and will take place from 8pm!

Server details, and rulesets currently available over at our Facebook group now! Check out the event details.

Jackbox Evening

Huge thanks to everyone that took part in our Jackbox evening last week! We had an absolute blast, and we hope you did too! Let us know if you’d like us to continue hosting similar events!

April 2020 Event Announcement

We’re excited to announce that our first online tournament, scheduled for April 5th, will be a PGGA Tournament in GOLF WITH YOUR FRIENDS.

If interested in taking part, please make sure that you own the game already in your Steam library which can be purchased here, use the sign-up form below, and join our Discord for full joining instructions on the evening in order to take part.