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Posted by: Michael Everett - 08/10/18 @ 4:00AM

The Carolina Games Summit returns to host an exciting array of video game tournaments at the upcoming 2018 GEXCon located at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Virginia. The event will be held Friday August 31st through Sunday September 2nd with both single day and multi-day events occuring throughout.

GEXCon 2018 will feature the Cougar $10,000 CS:GO D.C. Open LAN tournament. In addition, there will be tournaments for Madden 2019 and Rocket League with prize purses in excess of $6,000. For those who want to keep their gaming more casual, attendees can enjoy the Free Play Arcade area, BYOC LAN, or open play console areas. CUKUSA will be providing over 100 PCs for the F2P Tournament area where there will be free tournaments for Fortnite, Overwatch, League of Legends, DOTA 2, HearthStone and many, many more.

The Carolina Games Summit will be hosting over 15 console tournaments including first person shooters like Halo and Call of Duty. Fighting game hits like Smash Brothers, Street Fighter, Tekken 7, and Injustice 2 will also be returning this year. New hit tournaments have been added such as Mario Kart 8 and Arms for the Nintendo Switch. For specific dates and times for individual tournaments click here or use the tournament link above.

Attendees can also experience virtual reality with both the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive available all three days of the event. This year the board game area will be expanded with demos and contests run by Atlantis Games & Comics.

Come and watch selected matches on stage, or spend some time with our other special guests. Attendees can enter the cosplay contest to show off their craftsmanship and creativity or just choose to visit the many exhibitors and artists.

About GEXCon
GEXCon - the largest video gaming convention in Fredericksburg, VA - is expanding and moving to the Northern Virginia area. We started with LEc² – League of Legends East Coast Convention and rebranded to GEXCon (The Gaming and Entertainment Experience Convention) the following year in order to bring in additional gaming communities and add even more fun.

For more information about our event, take a look at a couple of videos from our past events. We look forward to seeing you at GEXCon 2018! Link to their website: GEXConvention.com

The 2018 Carolina Games Summit will feature a brand new Art Showcase located at the Art Council of Wayne County in downtown Goldsboro. The exhibit will be open from 10am to 5pm on Saturday February 3rd and Noon to 5pm on Sunday February 4th 2018.

This new exhibit, featuring work by some of the southeast's best artists, explores the creativity of comics, games, and other modern media. The art gallery venue encourages attendees to explore the unique fan-driven works from their favorite hobbies, and provides opportunity to purchase a variety of geeky merchandise, all while supporting independent artists.

Wendy Walker, Executive Director of the Arts Council, states “The Arts Council of Wayne County and the Carolina Game Summit are pARTners with a capital ART. We are thrilled to be working together to bring tourists to the area and connect all demographics through the art of gaming.”

The event is sponsored by Spectrum Enterprise the official Internet provider of the Carolina Games Summit. Many of the artists featured will be available in the main exhibition hall of the Wayne National Building along with additional pieces attendees to view and purchase.

Carolina Games Summit tickets may be purchased for $10 online via the event website carolinagamessummit.com or at the Paramount Theater both days of the event. Tickets include access to all Carolina Games Summit attractions, both days, including the Art Showcase exhibit.

About Spectrum Business Enterprise Solutions
Spectrum Business Enterprise Solutions, a division of Charter Communications, delivers enterprise-grade Internet, networking, voice, commercial video and managed services to large and mid-sized organizations leveraging our reliable, secure, fiber-based network. We build business-to-business solutions with a people-to-people focus. Our dedicated, comprehensive account team makes connecting easier, providing the bandwidth and support you need to accelerate your growth. Connect your business to more: more customers, more support and more opportunities. For more information, visit enterprise.spectrum.com

About Art Council of Wayne County
The Arts Council of Wayne County is a 54-year-old non-profit organization located in beautiful Downtown Goldsboro. The 8000 square foot facility is home to two art galleries, nine artist studios, an Art Market featuring more than 70 artisans, a classroom, and administrative offices. The ACWC offers workshops for professional artists, creative summer camps for children, as well as year-round art, music, and voice lessons taught by our professional instructors. The arts mean business in Wayne County and the ACWC is proud to be a key player in the economic development of Wayne County. For more information, visit www.artsinwayne.org


About VRStudios

VRStudios is the VR industry’s premier global solutions provider for Location-Based Entertainment businesses. By selling complete solutions that can be quickly installed and efficiently operated, VRstudios is a one-stop-shop that makes it easy for owners and operators to offer innovative virtual reality attractions to their guests. VRstudios launched in 2014 as the first company to offer out-of-home fully immersive VR with free-roaming, wireless and untethered, multi-player capabilities. Global operator customers include Theme Parks, Family Entertainment Centers, Casinos and Cinemas. Looking Glass Services, Inc., located in Winston Salem North Carolina, is the exclusive east coast representative for the VRcade Zone and VRcade Arena Virtual Reality Entertainment Systems sold by VRstudios of Seattle, Wa. They provide account management, deployment of the hardware and training and support services for the VRcade systems.


About Carolina Games Summit

Carolina Games Summit® will be held Saturday, February 3, 10AM – 8:30PM and Sunday, February 4, 2017 10AM - 7:00PM in downtown Goldsboro, NC. This hybrid event will once again delivers industry speakers, video game tournaments, concerts, exhibition booths, cosplay, educational sessions, and trading card games. Attendees will be able to compete against gamers from all over the country in a variety of popular tournaments. Enjoy all your favorite platforms including arcade, computer, and console games with both tournament and free-play options available. Additional information can be found on the official web site: Carolina Games Summit

“Carolina Games Summit is a great opportunity to build a bridge between fans of live and virtual competition, and a chance to showcase the high-end, customized computers that help make it all happen,” said Chris Touchberry, Owner/Lead Designer. During the event, Top Flight Computers is excited to be an event sponsor, featuring several custom-built, highly sophisticated computers that perform complex functions with ease.

Tickets are available to the public and may be purchased online or at the door. Visit the official web site,Carolina Games Summit, for a full listing of all the speakers, exhibitors, and additional details. Contact the event organizers at info@carolinagamessummit.com for more information on attending, exhibiting or speaking at the Carolina Games Summit.


About Top Flight Computers

Top Flight Computers designs high-performance custom computers, specializing in professional workstations, gaming computers, and water cooling solutions. We are located near Raleigh, NC.

Our professional workstations are built for a wide range of applications, including CAD, animation, game design, video editing, 3D-modeling, engineering, architecture, music production, stock trading, and virtual reality environments.

Our gaming computers are designed for use in high-fidelity 1080p/1440p/4K environments, handling a wide range of game types including FPS, RPG, RTS, MMO, simulation and racing.

Our water cooling solutions are designed to keep your computer stable under heavy load. All of our liquid-cooled solutions undergo extensive leak testing prior to delivery, to ensure the safety of the system. We take leaks very seriously, as they could short-circuit the core components.

At Top Flight Computers, quality is our primary focus, and we hold ourselves to the highest level of build quality. Additional information can be found on the official web site: Top Flight PC


About Carolina Games Summit

Carolina Games Summit® will be held Saturday, February 4, 10AM – 8:30PM and Sunday, February 5, 2017 10AM - 6:00PM in downtown Goldsboro, NC. This hybrid event will once again delivers industry speakers, video game tournaments, concerts, exhibition booths, cosplay, educational sessions, and trading card games. Attendees will be able to compete against gamers from all over the country in a variety of popular tournaments. Enjoy all your favorite platforms including arcade, computer, and console games with both tournament and free-play options available. Additional information can be found on the official web site: Carolina Games Summit

Saturday's keynote will be presented by Craig Morgan of Providence Law in Charlotte, NC. The firm is unique in their experience negotiating esports sponsorships and contracts.

The title of the presentation is "How to Protect Yourself and Make more Money - Sponsorship and Contractual Issues in Esports" and will be presented in the Paramount Theater downtown Goldsboro.

Michael Everett, Creative Director of Carolina Games Summit states "Our event has always been a starting point for young esports careers, it is our hope that the advice from Mr. Morgan will aid our competitors in their future endeavors."

In addition to speaking, Mr. Morgan will be available to meet attendees and answer their questions at his Exhibition table also located in the Paramount theater all day Saturday.


About Craig Morgan

Craig Morgan is a graduate of Furman University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health and Exercise Science. He continued his education at Mountain State University where he earned a Master’s degree in Strategic Leadership; he then went on to earn a Juris Doctor from Charlotte School of Law.

Mr. Morgan is the Managing Attorney at Providence Law in Charlotte, North Carolina. His practice areas include, but are not limited to, Business Law, Consulting, Franchise Law, Contracts, and Sponsorships.


About Providence Law

Our Mission: To Provide Guidance and Care for You and Your Business. Providence Law is strategically designed for you. We vertically integrate client services so as to be your all-inclusive legal resource. Our core is Business, Franchise, and Estates. We are comprehensive and robust, a sophisticated transactional firm at a strategic price point - our clients are small and middle market individuals and business people. Providence Law serves clients in many different practice areas, including Business, Corporate, Employment, Marketing & Franchise Law, Real Estate, Estate Planning & Probate, Litigation, Premises Liability... and more. We continue to grow to serve you better. The synergy of our overlapping practice areas allows for increased efficiency and effectiveness, improving clients’ results and experiences. Our attorneys and professional staff have considerable experience across many different practice areas.

Former law school professors, prominent peer awards, combined with rare franchise and nonprofit expertise means you get the counsel you need and deserve. We take a holistic view of our clients, working to ensure that your goals are accomplished. A corollary to growing a business and creating wealth is the preservation of the business and of the individual estate. We counsel the whole client, looking out for your interests in multiple areas. Please visit our website Providence Law Carolina


About Carolina Games Summit

Carolina Games Summit® will be held Saturday, February 3, 10AM – 8:30PM and Sunday, February 4, 2017 10AM - 7:00PM in downtown Goldsboro, NC. This hybrid event will once again delivers industry speakers, video game tournaments, concerts, exhibition booths, cosplay, educational sessions, and trading card games. Attendees will be able to compete against gamers from all over the country in a variety of popular tournaments. Enjoy all your favorite platforms including arcade, computer, and console games with both tournament and free-play options available. Additional information can be found on the official web site: Carolina Games Summit

Posted by: Katherine Rollins - 01/26/18 @ 1:54AM


The Variant

The Variant will be on-site all weekend at Carolina Games Summit with a professional photo booth free to all attendees for capturing your memories of CGS. We will also have guest cosplayers that have been featured monthly on our website popping in and out of the booth all weekend to take pictures with their fans and sign prints. In addition we will have roaming photographers and videographers for media coverage of the convention and will be reviewing the con happenings on our website. Look out for random live-streams and photographs on social media of the con all weekend long!

Tickets are available to the public and may be purchased online or at the door. Visit the official web site,www.carolinagamessummit.com, for a full listing of all the speakers, exhibitors, and additional details. Contact the event organizers at info@carolinagamessummit.com for more information on attending, exhibiting or speaking at the Carolina Games Summit.


About The Variant

The Variant is a website devoted to bringing you the best in the world of conventions, comic books, e-sports and cosplay. We strive to present our readers with a "variant" look into the culture we all love. The staff at the Variant is committed to bringing you the latest news, informative stories, interesting opinions and editorials to keep you in the know and coming back for more. Check us out at The Variant


About Carolina Games Summit

Carolina Games Summit® will be held Saturday, February 3, 10AM – 8:30PM and Sunday, February 4, 2017 10AM - 7:00PM in downtown Goldsboro, NC. This hybrid event will once again delivers industry speakers, video game tournaments, concerts, exhibition booths, cosplay, educational sessions, and trading card games. Attendees will be able to compete against gamers from all over the country in a variety of popular tournaments. Enjoy all your favorite platforms including arcade, computer, and console games with both tournament and free-play options available. Additional information can be found on the official web site: Carolina Games Summit

Posted by: Katherine Rollins - 01/26/18 @ 1:44AM


Guild Gaming/DM World

They will be bringing D&D books and accessories. They will be running a D&D game both Saturday and Sunday for newcomers and veterans of Dungeons and Dragons. They will also host a panel on Saturday at 5pm, and Sunday at 4pm in the Wayne National Building, 2nd floor boardroom. This panel will be about how to host your own D&D session and how to home brew your own session.

Tickets are available to the public and may be purchased online or at the door. Visit the official web site,www.carolinagamessummit.com, for a full listing of all the speakers, exhibitors, and additional details. Contact the event organizers at info@carolinagamessummit.com for more information on attending, exhibiting or speaking at the Carolina Games Summit.


About Guild Gaming/DM World

Guild Gaming is focused on bringing gamers of all kind together. We provide a friendly atmosphere that lets players play what they want, when they want.


About Aaron Washington

Aaron Washington has been involved in Tabletop rpgs for 12+ years now as a player and a DM (Dungeon Master). He is an aspiring fiction writer as well as building his own tabletop rpg system. Washington is currently running Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition, Warhammer 40k Rogue Trader, and a homebrew based on the FairyTale Anime and recently founded DmWorld to show others the joy of Dungeons and Dragons.


About Christian Beltran

Christian Beltran has a wide range of running experience (6+yrs) from D&D 4th/5th Editions, World of Darkness/Chronicles of Darkness, and the greatest of which is for Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary. He has also played in a wide range of games: Maid to Dark Conspiracy. Christian also helps with running a 3yr+ online community for VTM (Vampire: The Masquerade) that was started by The Gentleman Gamer, Matthew Dawkins (Youtuber, Tabletop Writer, Dad) called “Vampire the Masquerade Youtube Experiment”, where people all over the world can Roleplay in an open setting in the fictional city of New Sarum.


About Tanner Parker

Creator and DM of a One Piece d20 Homebrew for 6 years, Creator of a Harry Potter rpg homebrew and creator of the Transcended rpg.


About Joshua Sumner

Joshua Sumner has been playing and running for 8+ years. He has ran the Star Wars Roleplaying Game as well as 4th edition D&D, and Homebrews of all kinds. He considers Roleplaying games his favorite past time.


About Carolina Games Summit

Carolina Games Summit® will be held Saturday, February 3, 10AM – 8:30PM and Sunday, February 4, 2017 10AM - 7:00PM in downtown Goldsboro, NC. This hybrid event will once again delivers industry speakers, video game tournaments, concerts, exhibition booths, cosplay, educational sessions, and trading card games. Attendees will be able to compete against gamers from all over the country in a variety of popular tournaments. Enjoy all your favorite platforms including arcade, computer, and console games with both tournament and free-play options available. Additional information can be found on the official web site: Carolina Games Summit

Posted by: Katherine Rollins - 01/25/18 @ 2:15PM

Fiona W. Dunn will be selling prints of original illustration work and original short comics, as well as promoting an ongoing original webcomic.

Tickets are available to the public and may be purchased online or at the door. Visit the official web site,www.carolinagamessummit.com, for a full listing of all the speakers, exhibitors, and additional details. Contact the event organizers at info@carolinagamessummit.com for more information on attending, exhibiting or speaking at the Carolina Games Summit.


About Fiona W. Dunn

Fiona W. Dunn is a recent graduate of SCAD’s Sequential Art program, currently working as a freelance comics creator and illustrator while continuing her ongoing fantasy webcomic ‘Verdancy’. When not making comics she’s a historic reenactor, costumer, musician, and dancer.


About Carolina Games Summit

Carolina Games Summit® will be held Saturday, February 3, 10AM – 8:30PM and Sunday, February 4, 2017 10AM - 7:00PM in downtown Goldsboro, NC. This hybrid event will once again delivers industry speakers, video game tournaments, concerts, exhibition booths, cosplay, educational sessions, and trading card games. Attendees will be able to compete against gamers from all over the country in a variety of popular tournaments. Enjoy all your favorite platforms including arcade, computer, and console games with both tournament and free-play options available. Additional information can be found on the official web site: Carolina Games Summit

Posted by: Katherine Rollins - 01/25/18 @ 12:42PM
Faith and Fandom will have a table featuring their book series, apparel, and the artwork of Vincent Stephens from Inkbehr studios. Faith & Fandom is book series drawing the connection between God and Geek culture in the form of short devotional essays. The material covered is a vast array of Fandoms and pop culture, all pointing back to God.

Tickets are available to the public and may be purchased online or at the door. Visit the official web site,www.carolinagamessummit.com, for a full listing of all the speakers, exhibitors, and additional details. Contact the event organizers at info@carolinagamessummit.com for more information on attending, exhibiting or speaking at the Carolina Games Summit.


About Faith and Fandom

Faith & Fandom is a book series of devotional essays on faith & geek culture. They currently have 4 books, with a 5th book on the way. They also do podcasts, panels, art, memes, apparel, and Comic Con life in general.


About Carolina Games Summit

Carolina Games Summit® will be held Saturday, February 3, 10AM – 8:30PM and Sunday, February 4, 2017 10AM - 7:00PM in downtown Goldsboro, NC. This hybrid event will once again delivers industry speakers, video game tournaments, concerts, exhibition booths, cosplay, educational sessions, and trading card games. Attendees will be able to compete against gamers from all over the country in a variety of popular tournaments. Enjoy all your favorite platforms including arcade, computer, and console games with both tournament and free-play options available. Additional information can be found on the official web site: Carolina Games Summit

Posted by: Katherine Rollins - 01/25/18 @ 11:38AM

The Art of Shawn Durington will have artwork for the family, both video game related and pop culture related. He will also be bringing his book that has been published as well as be discussing upcoming projects which include a mobile game, card game, and a few personal projects this year.

Tickets are available to the public and may be purchased online or at the door. Visit the official web site,www.carolinagamessummit.com, for a full listing of all the speakers, exhibitors, and additional details. Contact the event organizers at info@carolinagamessummit.com for more information on attending, exhibiting or speaking at the Carolina Games Summit.


About The Art of Shawn Durington

Shawn J. Durington currently resides in Greenville, North Carolina, but grew up in Portsmouth, Virginia. As a child, he enjoyed doodling and scribbling whenever he should have been paying attention in class. Durington received a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts Art Education and a Bachelor’s in Fine Art Studio Art from East Carolina University in 2006, where he studied Printmaking and Textiles. After teaching middle school art for four years, he decided it was time to return to school for his master’s degree. In 2013 he earned a Master’s in Fine Arts in Animation and Visual Effects, studying in the area of Visual Development from Academy of Art University.

Currently Shawn is creating art customized for each person and bringing out the child inside each of us. He is also working on getting his children’s book put together The Adventures of Melvin and Me. Check out his art at: Shawns Custom Characters!


About Carolina Games Summit

Carolina Games Summit® will be held Saturday, February 3, 10AM – 8:30PM and Sunday, February 4, 2017 10AM - 7:00PM in downtown Goldsboro, NC. This hybrid event will once again delivers industry speakers, video game tournaments, concerts, exhibition booths, cosplay, educational sessions, and trading card games. Attendees will be able to compete against gamers from all over the country in a variety of popular tournaments. Enjoy all your favorite platforms including arcade, computer, and console games with both tournament and free-play options available. Additional information can be found on the official web site: Carolina Games Summit

The FanDames Initiative will be in attendance at the 10th Annual Carolina Games Summit! The FanDames will be exhibiting their Cosplay works and judging our cosplay contestants for our yearly contest on February 3rd at the Paramount Theatre.

The FanDames span across North Carolina and Exhibit at many conventions with their Cosplay Repair Station. Feel free to stop by their booth and talk with them about their upcoming events! “The FanDames are a strong and elegant example of women in Pop Culture and the industry itself. They empower con goers with confidence and are always happy to help those within the community!” - Johnna Koonce, Executive Producer, Carolina Games Summit

Tickets are available to the public and may be purchased online or at the door. Visit the official web site,Carolina Games Summit, for a full listing of all the speakers, exhibitors, and additional details. Contact the event organizers at info@carolinagamessummit.com for more information on attending, exhibiting or speaking at the Carolina Games Summit.


About The FanDames Initiative

The FanDames Initiative is an a non-profit organization that empowers women in the geek and nerd fandom. We actively support all women in our community by creating a safe and healthy environment for self-expression.

The FanDames Initiative formed in June/July 2014 with the combined efforts of former Carolina D20 Girls. The girls sought to create an organization with the mission of creating fellowship among all women geeks across all fandoms. How do we do this? We volunteer at events and conventions, host contests, lead panels and generally bring a positive attitude everywhere we go, its that simple.


About Ambyrvescent Cosplay

Ambyrvescent Cosplay is a local to North Carolina Cos-players who crafts and creates wonderful cosplay costumes! Cosplaying since 2013, Ambyrvescent Cosplay enjoys portraying her favorite video game, anime, and comic book characters. Active gamer, Nerd, and Crafter at your service!

She has attended many cons throughout NC, including: Carolina Games Summit, Playthrough, Raleigh Super-con and many more! This year the Carolina Games Summit is proud to announce that she will be a judge for our 2018 Cosplay Contest! Visit her Facebook: Ambyrvescent Cosplay


About Carolina Games Summit

Carolina Games Summit® will be held Saturday, February 4, 10AM – 8:30PM and Sunday, February 5, 2017 10AM - 6:00PM in downtown Goldsboro, NC. This hybrid event will once again delivers industry speakers, video game tournaments, concerts, exhibition booths, cosplay, educational sessions, and trading card games. Attendees will be able to compete against gamers from all over the country in a variety of popular tournaments. Enjoy all your favorite platforms including arcade, computer, and console games with both tournament and free-play options available. Additional information can be found on the official web site: Carolina Games Summit

Blue Ox Games to exhibit at the Carolina Games Summit on February 3rd from 11am-8pm and February 4th from 10am-6pm. Blue Ox Games will be sponsoring the Magic the Gathering Standard, Magic the Gathering: Commander and Yu-Gi-Oh Constructed. As well as exhibiting and selling many items related to card games and tabletop games alike.

Visit our website at: Blue Ox Games or give us a like on Facebook: Blue Ox Games Facebook

“The best Game Shop in Eastern North Carolina! Staff is really friendly and knowledgeable, and the shop offers all things gaming, as well as comics and collectables! I cannot recommend this place enough to game lovers!”

Tickets are available to the public and may be purchased online or at the door. Visit the official web site: Carolina Games Summit, for a full listing of all the speakers, exhibitors, and additional details. Contact the event organizers at info@carolinagamessummit.com for more information on attending, exhibiting or speaking at the Carolina Games Summit.


About Blue Ox Games

Blue Ox Games has a 5,000 square foot store providing ample space to play all the board, card, and miniature games you enjoy or sit down and enjoy a comic. The event calendar will let you know when scheduled tournament are, but you can always stop in with a friend to game (or play with one of our helpful staff members).

Blue Ox exists to support the gaming community in Greenville, Eastern North Carolina, and beyond. Join one of our store sponsored Facebook groups for lively discussion with other game and comic fans Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 1pm - 10pm Saturday 11am - 10pm Sunday 12pm - 8pm


About Carolina Games Summit

Carolina Games Summit will be held February 3rd 10am-9pm and February 4th 10am-8pm. This hybrid event will once again deliver industry speakers, video game tournaments, concerts, exhibition booths, cos-play, educational sessions, and trading card games. Compete against gamers from all over the country in a variety of popular tournaments. Enjoy all your favorite platforms including arcade, computer, and console games with both tournament and free-play options available.

Additional information can be found on the official web site: Carolina Games Summit

Carolina Games Summit announces their yearly event for 2018. The event will be held February 3rd and 4th within 3 buildings in downtown Goldsboro, North Carolina. CGS will include its usual game tournaments as well as several booths and panels. Tournaments include but not limited to console games such as Halo and Call of Duty and PC games like Rocket League and Overwatch.

Just two weeks after the Carolina Games Summit we will also be exhibiting at Playthrough Gaming Convention held at the Raleigh Convention Center February 17th and 18th. Carolina Games Summit will be once again hosting video game tournaments supplying Alienware PCs and more! More information can be found by visiting the Playthrough website or by keeping an eye out for tournament information on our website.

As the event came to a close, a chosen few took the grand prizes for first, second, and third place. Here are our winners!!!


    Call of Duty: Black Ops II FFA
  • 1st Place:  Dean Whichard (@deanieweanieXb)
  • 2nd Place: Dalton Barker (@DiZo_6)
  • 3rd Place:  Holly Pearce

  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare 4v4
  • 1st Place:  Andre Peru
  •                 Julio Avila
  •                 Dalton Barker (@DiZo_6)
  •                 John Hall
  • 2nd Place: Brandon Mckinney
  •                 Tanner Clark
  •                 Travis Chaves
  •                 Ryan Moore
  • 3rd Place: Thomas Andrews
  •                 Justin Ceballos (@MysticalJimmay)
  •                 Antonio Moore
  •                 Donita Kenan

  • Cosplay
  • 1st Place:  Carter Scott
  • 2nd Place: Daquan Bright
  • 3rd Place:  Sydney Gardner

  • Halo 5 FFA
  • 1st Place:  Brendon Fugo (@fugo_dood)
  • 2nd Place: Trenton Wicks
  • 3rd Place:  Clarence Dews

  • Injustice 2 1v1
  • 1st Place:  Jon Wood
  • 2nd Place: Ismaal Marks (@IzzyDMarks)
  • 3rd Place:  Mark Browning

  • League of Legends 5v5
  • 1st Place:  Jared Elliot
  •                 Chase Henry
  •                 Cameron Morrison
  •                 Jack Harris
  •                 Xiayu Zhang
  • 2nd Place: Justin Blanchard
  •                 Mitchell Layne
  •                 Tyler Ellers
  •                 Kevin McCurry
  •                 Cathleen Chen
  • 3rd Place:  Justin Bennett
  •                 Matthew Goodman
  •                 Avery Bailey
  •                 Jordan Poe
  •                 Patrick Layne

  • Madden 18 1v1
  • 1st Place:  Leland Nelson
  • 2nd Place: Dyson Freeman
  • 3rd Place:  Tyquan Mikell

  • Marvel vs Capcom Infinite 1v1
  • 1st Place:  Jon Layton
  • 2nd Place: Sam Woodson
  • 3rd Place:  Gerald McCrae III

  • MLB The Show 17 1v1
  • 1st Place:  Chris Bosak

  • Mortal Kombat XL 1v1
  • 1st Place:  Jon Wood
  • 2nd Place: Mark Browning
  • 3rd Place:  Nicholas Whitehorse

    NBA 2K18 1v1
  • 1st Place:  George Page
  • 2nd Place: Robert Picket
  • 3rd Place:  Victor Michael Hill

  • Overwatch 6v6
  • 1st Place:  Andrew Wassel
  •                 Reece Devenney
  •                 Austin Purvine
  •                 Richard Cato
  •                 Michael Smedley
  •                 Patrick Miller
  • 2nd Place: Damion Brown
  •                 Anirudh Nair
  •                 Russell Kline
  •                 Addie Agatucci
  •                 Alexander Trimino
  •                 Tristan Van Wieringen
  • 3rd Place:  Andrew Chiavacci
  •                 Cameron Porter
  •                 Jordan Parrott
  •                 Jake Parrott
  •                 Francis Marois
  •                 Nathaniel Orsak

  • Rocket League 2v2
  • 1st Place:  Cole Williamson
  •                 Matthew Ackermann
  • 2nd Place: Isaiah Sharrieff
  •                 Chris Caruso (@LudiChrisRL)
  • 3rd Place:  Robert Galusha
  •                 Andrew Quinn

  • Smash Bros. 4 Doubles
  • 1st Place:  Emeka Anazia (@Mtotheekos)
  •                 Christian Londono (@TMGluckywind)
  • 2nd Place: Billy Taylor (@Peabnut_MegaMan)
  •                 Landon Tepedino (@Ferf_NC)
  • 3rd Place:  Bruce Sawyer (@DonquaviousT)
  •                 Randy Fang (@RFang_SC)

  • Smash Bros. 4 Singles
  • 1st Place:  Randy Fang (@RFang_SC)
  • 2nd Place: Bruce Sawyer (@DonquaviousT)
  • 3rd Place:  Christian Londono (@Peabnut_MegaMan)

  • Smash Melee Doubles
  • 1st Place:  Davis Robertson
  •                 Ian MacNeill
  • 2nd Place: Don Ross
  •                 Justin Babich
  • 3rd Place:  Chris Nicholas
  •                 Tyler Widener (@ssbmTiger)

  • Smash Melee Singles
  • 1st Place:  Justin Babich
  • 2nd Place: Ian MacNeill
  • 3rd Place:  Tyler Widener (@ssbmTiger)

  • Street Fighter V
  • 1st Place:  Jon Layton
  • 2nd Place: Willie Fellows
  • 3rd Place:  Luis Perez

  • Tekken 7 1v1
  • 1st Place:  Jared Hubbard
  • 2nd Place: Khalil Parker
  • 3rd Place:  Charles Pace

Let us all congratulate our winners. Keep posted on the Carolina Games Summit website and Facebook pages for more events then maybe you can be next.


About DBAP Gaming Challenge
Durham Bulls Athletic Park will become the first Minor League Baseball facility to host an esports tournament, when the inaugural DBAP Gaming Challenge takes place from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 at the ballpark. The three-day event will utilize much of the park’s unique event space, including the PNC Triangle Club, party decks, dugout tops and the team’s Blue Monster videoboard, which measures 63 feet wide by 25 feet tall. Additionally, the park’s concessions will operate throughout the three days, as Friday’s session will run from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday’s session from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday’s session from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.


About Carolina Games Summit
Carolina Games Summit® is held yearly on the first weekend of February in downtown Goldsboro, NC. This hybrid event consistently delivers industry speakers, video game tournaments, concerts, exhibition booths, cosplay, educational sessions, and trading card games. Attendees will be able to compete against gamers from all over the country in a variety of popular tournaments. Enjoy all your favorite platforms including arcade, computer, and console games with both tournament and free-play options available. Additional information can be found on the official website: www.CarolinaGamesSummit.com

2 Brothers and a Bard will be attending the 2017 DBAP Challenge on Sept 29th, 30th and Oct 1st. They will be located in the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina.

2 Brothers and a Bard will be bringing a nerdy variety of fine wood products, such as cutting boards, coasters and wall art, as well as bronze jewelry and bells. The cutting boards feature Deadpool, the USS Enterprise, and Tetris. The coasters are made from a variety of hard woods with paduak, yellow heart, purple heart and mahogany being a few examples. If you like Overwatch, there are options of bronze pendants to choose from. There will also be a wide selection of original pieces designed using the philosophy of Fojikey that involves imbuing the pieces with positive spirit during the process of creating the designs.


About 2 Brothers and a Bard
Two friends closer than brothers combine forces to imbue wood and bronze with immaculate nerdism that tests the time of mere mortals. Join our quest!


About DBAP Gaming Challenge
Durham Bulls Athletic Park will become the first Minor League Baseball facility to host an esports tournament, when the inaugural DBAP Gaming Challenge takes place from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 at the ballpark. The three-day event will utilize much of the park’s unique event space, including the PNC Triangle Club, party decks, dugout tops and the team’s Blue Monster videoboard, which measures 63 feet wide by 25 feet tall. Additionally, the park’s concessions will operate throughout the three days, as Friday’s session will run from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday’s session from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday’s session from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.


About Carolina Games Summit
Carolina Games Summit® is held yearly on the first weekend of February in downtown Goldsboro, NC. This hybrid event consistently delivers industry speakers, video game tournaments, concerts, exhibition booths, cosplay, educational sessions, and trading card games. Attendees will be able to compete against gamers from all over the country in a variety of popular tournaments. Enjoy all your favorite platforms including arcade, computer, and console games with both tournament and free-play options available. Additional information can be found on the official website: wwwCarolinaGamesSummit.com

Posted by: Nicole Joyner - 09/25/17 @ 10:34AM

Imangi Studios will be attending the 2017 DBAP Challenge on Sept 29th - Oct 1st starting at 4pm. They will be located in the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina.

Imangi Studios will have a booth ready for players to experience new and exciting Temple Run 2 content. Additionally, they will be looking for players who want to give feedback on what new adventures should come to Temple Run 2! Stop by their booth to pick up some cool swag and take pictures with a replica of the Temple Run idol!


About Imangi Studios
Imangi Studios was founded by husband and wife team Keith Shepherd and Natalia Luckyanova in 2008 with the goal of creating small fun games for everyone to enjoy. What started as a dream job for the couple has evolved into a successful business, with Keith and Natalia now working with a team of other talented game creators. In 2011, the studio developed the mega-hit Temple Run, then in 2013 Temple Run 2 which have combined to be downloaded about a zillion times. Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, the self-funded, fully independent studio has also developed a number of other games including Temple Run: Brave, Temple Run: Oz, and Harbor Master.


About DBAP Gaming Challenge
Durham Bulls Athletic Park will become the first Minor League Baseball facility to host an esports tournament, when the inaugural DBAP Gaming Challenge takes place from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 at the ballpark. The three-day event will utilize much of the park’s unique event space, including the PNC Triangle Club, party decks, dugout tops and the team’s Blue Monster videoboard, which measures 63 feet wide by 25 feet tall. Additionally, the park’s concessions will operate throughout the three days, as Friday’s session will run from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday’s session from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday’s session from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.


About Carolina Games Summit
Carolina Games Summit® is held yearly on the first weekend of February in downtown Goldsboro, NC. This hybrid event consistently delivers industry speakers, video game tournaments, concerts, exhibition booths, cosplay, educational sessions, and trading card games. Attendees will be able to compete against gamers from all over the country in a variety of popular tournaments. Enjoy all your favorite platforms including arcade, computer, and console games with both tournament and free-play options available. Additional information can be found on the official website: wwwCarolinaGamesSummit.com

DBAP Gaming Challenge partnered with the Carolina Games Summit and Boss Key Productions will be holding a LawBreakers Blitzball tournament on Saturday, September 30th. The event will be held within the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina.

“We are excited to have the development team behind LawBreakers actually available for attendees to interact with at this tournament, it will give everyone a truly unique opportunity that you can not find anywhere else,” says Michael Everett Executive Producer for the Carolina Games Summit.

LawBreakers is a first-person multiplayer shooter released worldwide in August available from the PlayStation store and steam. Physical copies are distributed by Limited Run Games. This game features anti-gravity combat on up to 8 different maps with 9 different roles to choose from. There are 5 total battle modes including Blitzball. This mode is a soccer-like game mode where the penalty of failure is an explosion. Check out a short video of this mode and others on their website here: www.lawbreakers.com


About Boss Key Productions
Boss Key Productions, Inc is an American video game development studio based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Founded in 2014 by Cliff Bleszinski and Arjan Brussee, its first project is LawBreakers, a first-person shooter for PC and PlayStation 4. Additional information can be found on the official web site: www.bosskey.com


About DBAP Gaming Challenge
Durham Bulls Athletic Park will become the first Minor League Baseball facility to host an esports tournament, when the inaugural DBAP Gaming Challenge takes place from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 at the ballpark. The three-day event will utilize much of the park’s unique event space, including the PNC Triangle Club, party decks, dugout tops and the team’s Blue Monster videoboard, which measures 63 feet wide by 25 feet tall. Additionally, the park’s concessions will operate throughout the three days, as Friday’s session will run from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday’s session from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday’s session from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.


About Carolina Games Summit
Carolina Games Summit® is held yearly on the first weekend of February in downtown Goldsboro, NC. This hybrid event consistently delivers industry speakers, video game tournaments, concerts, exhibition booths, cosplay, educational sessions, and trading card games. Attendees will be able to compete against gamers from all over the country in a variety of popular tournaments. Enjoy all your favorite platforms including arcade, computer, and console games with both tournament and free-play options available. Additional information can be found on the official website: wwwCarolinaGamesSummit.com

Top Flight Computers will be in the middle of the action at the 2017 Durham Bulls Athletic Park (DBAP) Gaming Challenge beginning Sept. 29th in Durham, North Carolina.

“The DBAP Gaming Challenge is a great opportunity to build a bridge between fans of live and virtual competition, and a chance to showcase the high-end, customized computers that help make it all happen,” said Chris Touchberry, Owner/Lead Designer. During the gaming challenge, Top Flight Computers is excited to be an event sponsor, featuring several custom-built, highly sophisticated computers that perform complex functions with ease.


About Top Flight Computers
Experts at Morrisville-based Top Flight Computers work with each client to design and build high-performance custom computers. We specialize in gaming computers, professional workstations and network storage solutions.

Our gaming computers are designed for use in high-fidelity 1080p/1440p/4K environments, handling a wide range of game types including FPS, RPG, RTS, MMO, simulation and racing. These sophisticated systems can easily be scaled for different situations.

Our professional workstations are built for a wide range of applications, including CAD/CAM/CAE, animation, game design, video editing, 3D-modeling, engineering design & analysis, architecture, music production, financial analysis, stock trading, scientific research, and virtual reality environments.

Our network attached storage solutions are designed to keep your data safe and secure while providing a robust long-term solution optimized for scalability, throughput, and fault tolerance. These systems can range from a single drive on a router, to a multi-bay desktop solution, to an enterprise-grade rack server solution.

We are a team of PC enthusiasts with an affinity toward engineering, design, and CAD. This gives us a unique understanding of what gamers and power-users really need in their purpose-built systems.

At Top Flight Computers, quality is our primary focus, and we hold ourselves to the highest level of build quality. Additional information can be found on the official website: www.topflightpc.com


About DBAP Gaming Challenge
Durham Bulls Athletic Park will become the first Minor League Baseball facility to host an esports tournament, when the inaugural DBAP Gaming Challenge takes place from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 at the ballpark. The three-day event will utilize much of the park’s unique event space, including the PNC Triangle Club, party decks, dugout tops and the team’s Blue Monster videoboard, which measures 63 feet wide by 25 feet tall. Additionally, the park’s concessions will operate throughout the three days, as Friday’s session will run from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday’s session from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday’s session from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.


About Carolina Games Summit
Carolina Games Summit® is held yearly on the first weekend of February in downtown Goldsboro, NC. This hybrid event consistently delivers industry speakers, video game tournaments, concerts, exhibition booths, cosplay, educational sessions, and trading card games. Attendees will be able to compete against gamers from all over the country in a variety of popular tournaments. Enjoy all your favorite platforms including arcade, computer, and console games with both tournament and free-play options available. Additional information can be found on the official website: wwwCarolinaGamesSummit.com

Klaystation will be attending the 2017 DBAP Challenge from September 29 until October 1. They will be located in the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina.

Klaystation will be selling hand painted pieces that were painted in our studio located in North Raleigh. These are one of a kind pieces featuring images from your favorite video games and movies. Everything from mugs to bowls and even soap dispensers. Klaystation will also offer an assortment of hand painted necklaces and etched glassware.


About Klaystation
Klaystation was founded over 8 years ago by Saundra and James Earp. They spent those years shaping their business into the all-around family-friendly art studio that it is today.

In November of 2016 the management and ownership switched to Emily and Frederick Mergenthaler. We promise to keep Klaystation the fun and loving place that it always has been as well as adding our own flare.

With a fresh look and some fun new ideas, we hope to create a place that people want to come to shut their brains off and let their Imaginations take hold


About DBAP Gaming Challenge
Durham Bulls Athletic Park will become the first Minor League Baseball facility to host an esports tournament, when the inaugural DBAP Gaming Challenge takes place from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 at the ballpark. The three-day event will utilize much of the park’s unique event space, including the PNC Triangle Club, party decks, dugout tops and the team’s Blue Monster videoboard, which measures 63 feet wide by 25 feet tall. Additionally, the park’s concessions will operate throughout the three days, as Friday’s session will run from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday’s session from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday’s session from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.


About Carolina Games Summit
Carolina Games Summit® is held yearly on the first weekend of February in downtown Goldsboro, NC. This hybrid event consistently delivers industry speakers, video game tournaments, concerts, exhibition booths, cosplay, educational sessions, and trading card games. Attendees will be able to compete against gamers from all over the country in a variety of popular tournaments. Enjoy all your favorite platforms including arcade, computer, and console games with both tournament and free-play options available. Additional information can be found on the official website: wwwCarolinaGamesSummit.com

Augmentality Labs, Durham’s virtual reality arcade, will be attending the 2017 DBAP Challenge from September 29 to October 1 beginning at 4:00pm. They will be located in the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina.

Augmentality Labs will be demoing a fully immersive, room-scale HTC Vive virtual reality system with a variety of free experiences available for Challenge attendees to try out. Information will be available on reserving additional time with Augmentality Labs at their arcade. The full virtual reality venue is just a few blocks from DBAP, and has single-player, multiplayer, and party options available.


About Augmentality Labs
Step into Augmentality Labs, and you immerse yourself in virtual reality by casting spells, blasting zombies, or exploring new worlds. The possibilities are limitless! Find out more at augmentalitylabs.com


About DBAP Gaming Challenge
Durham Bulls Athletic Park will become the first Minor League Baseball facility to host an esports tournament, when the inaugural DBAP Gaming Challenge takes place from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 at the ballpark. The three-day event will utilize much of the park’s unique event space, including the PNC Triangle Club, party decks, dugout tops and the team’s Blue Monster videoboard, which measures 63 feet wide by 25 feet tall. Additionally, the park’s concessions will operate throughout the three days, as Friday’s session will run from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday’s session from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday’s session from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.


About Carolina Games Summit
Carolina Games Summit® is held yearly on the first weekend of February in downtown Goldsboro, NC. This hybrid event consistently delivers industry speakers, video game tournaments, concerts, exhibition booths, cosplay, educational sessions, and trading card games. Attendees will be able to compete against gamers from all over the country in a variety of popular tournaments. Enjoy all your favorite platforms including arcade, computer, and console games with both tournament and free-play options available. Additional information can be found on the official website: wwwCarolinaGamesSummit.com

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