The Carolina Games Summit Tech Expo gives attendees an opportunity to try out the latest gaming hardware and networking technology while enjoying esports events across 14 different tournaments and five different venues in Historic Downtown Wilson. The event will take place February 17th, 5pm to 11pm; and Saturday February 18th 10am to 11pm, 2023.
“Greenlight Community Broadband and Wilson Downtown Development Corporation has partnered with Carolina Games Summit to showcase just how fast its community-owned, fiber-to-the-home network can be” states Michael Everett Creative Director for Carolina Games Summit. “Citizens and businesses in Wilson have an amazing resource already thanks to 1 Gig fiber Internet through Greenlight; our goal is to push this service to speeds 10 times their current offerings.”
Attendees can expect to see just how esports and modern video games push the limits of networking and computer technology by visiting the Gig East Exchange in Historic Downtown Wilson where the 10 Gig Internet and 8K Gaming stations will be available alongside three separate Fortnite tournaments. Taking advanced hardware home will also be possible as the high end gaming hardware experts of Silver Knights PC answer questions and sell hard to get gaming hardware during the Tech Expo.
Less than a block away attendees will have full access to all the exhibits currently on display at the Imagination Station Science & History Museum plus liquid nitrogen powered tech exhibits such as LN2 overclocking extraordinaire Alex Meyers and XRVR's Mobile Reality Trailer. Mario Kart and Super Smash Brothers tournaments will also be located at Imagination Station.
“Using liquid nitrogen and specialized hardware, I push computer processors far beyond their rating out of the box.” Says Alex Meyers aka thebloodslugxoc. “Seeing your name next to the fastest piece of hardware ever is a feeling I cannot easily express. I create content and document my process so anyone attending Carolina Games Summit can learn what tools they need and how to do what I do. No longer is LN2 cooling a thing that is only done in labs and behind closed doors, it's everyone else's turn now.”
XRVR's Mobile Reality Units (MRU's) are crisscrossing the Carolina's for both public and private events! Their MRU's allow you to go vanilla with just a VR headset; go full immersion with a haptic feedback suit, haptic gun, wireless headset and omni-directional treadmill or land somewhere in between. The world is (virtually) yours for the taking.
Carolina Games Summit tickets include access to the Tech Expo and are available to the public both online or in person during event hours at the Foundation YMCA downtown Wilson, NC. Contact the event organizers at email@example.com for more information on attending, exhibiting or participating at the Carolina Games Summit.
About Wilson Downtown Development Corporation (WDDC)
Wilson Downtown Development Corporation (WDDC) is a non-profit organization created for the purpose of promoting historic preservation and combatting community deterioration. WDDC's mission is to lead community investment and drive the social, cultural, and economic engine of an authentic Wilson by creating and promoting a vibrant, innovative, and sustainable downtown. Additional information can be found on the official web site: www.HistoricDowntownWilson.com.
About Greenlight Community Broadband:
Greenlight Community Broadband is the City of Wilson’s community-owned, fiber-to-the-home network. Since 2008, Greenlight has strived to provide comprehensive broadband connection to Wilson residents. Today, Greenlight provides gigabit level internet, television, and phone service to residents and its members. Greenlight aims to be an organization that supports the community’s economic health, enhances citizen’s lives, and improves the delivery of City services. For more information, visit www.greenlightnc.com.
About Gig East:
Gig East is Wilson’s home for technology and innovation networking, bringing the Research Triangle and Eastern North Carolina together to encourage entrepreneurial and community success and explore next generation technology. Through events, education, and partner connections, Gig East exists to support Wilson’s thinkers, creators, and dreamers. The Gig East Exchange is the physical location for Gig East, and is a hub for everyday entrepreneurs, tech startups, remote workers, and anyone who values innovation in action. The Gig East Exchange offers coworking memberships, dedicated desks, private office space, and Greenlight Community Broadband’s gigabit internet to entrepreneurs. For more information, visit www.gigeast.com.
About Imagination Station Science & History Museum
The Imagination Station Science & History Museum provides informal science and history education. We create opportunities for people of all ages to learn how the world around us works. Understanding our past helps us understand our present, and discovering scientific methods helps us understand how science affects our daily lives.
We give people of all ages a chance to explore and wonder about the world through interactive exhibits. We produce engaging programs for students that introduce and reinforce classroom topics both at the museum and in your classroom through our outreach program, SHOW (Science and History On Wheels). We also reach out to the community by hosting free events throughout the year that encourage families and individuals to experience something new. Experience is how we learn. For more information, visit www.scienceandhistory.org.
About Silver Knight PCs
Established in 2017, Silver Knight PCs is your local computer store in Fayetteville, NC. Conveniently located on Bragg Blvd near Filter Plant Dr, our store is your go-to for all of your PC needs. From regular desktop computers to custom-built gaming PCs, we've got what you are looking for. In addition to our in-store selection, we also offer a variety of services including custom desktop laser work, computer repair, server installs, network configuration, computer restoration, and more for both individuals and small to mid-size businesses. For more information, visit www.silverknightpcsfayetteville.com.
VR arena and esports-bar and lounge, XRVR, offers immersion-scaleable VR experiences pulled from a library of over 200 games. Once opened their location will offer both alcoholic and nonalcoholic self-serve taps for patrons, esports tournaments, coaching, board games, LAN parties and more! Grab your friends and experience wireless team-based 20 x 20 VR arena combat, or experience the wonders of space from a comfortable seated position. While they find a location in Rock Hill, SC, their Mobile Reality Units (MRU’s) are crisscrossing the Carolina’s for both public and private events! Their MRU’s allow you to go vanilla with just a VR headset; go full immersion with a haptic feedback suit, haptic gun, wireless headset and omni-directional treadmill or land somewhere in between. The world is (virtually) yours for the taking. For more information, visit www.xrvrcade.com.
About Foundation YMCA
The Foundation YMCA is a non-profit, community service organization. The new, state-of-the-art facility strengthens the foundations of our community through youth development, health living and social responsibility. Y-GIG (the Middle School After School Program), two indoor pools, a variety of fitness classes, robust wellness floor, indoor track, gymnasium, and childwatch provide many opportunities to learn, grow and thrive. We are grateful to Healthcare Foundation of Wilson for the generous strategic grant that provided funding for the Foundation YMCA and Y-GIG. The Foundation YMCA opened to the public October 29, 2022. For more information, visit www.wilsonymca.org.
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