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Carolina Games Summit is pleased to announce it will again bring professionally run esports tournaments to Playthrough Gaming Convention at the Raleigh Convention Center March 18th and 19th, 2023. Thirteen different tournaments across eleven different titles will be featured. All tournaments will again be included with the price of admission to the convention. Registration is currently available on this site at

Barton College

Barton College is now a Title Sponsor!
We are excited to announce that Barton College is a Title Sponsor and provides all tournament winners with a $2,000 scholarship.

Bad Machines Tournaments

Bad Machines sponsored tournaments:
Bad Machines is the first Esports bar in NC and we’re excited to welcome them to the CGS family as a sponsorship for some of our fighting game tournaments! There will be a $250 prize pool for each the following tournaments;
Tekken 7
Street Fighter V
King of Fighters XV
Guilty Gear Strive

Spectrum Sponsored Tournaments

Spectrum Enterprise sponsored tournaments:
We are happy to have Spectrum Enterprise join us at this year’s Playthrough as a sponsor for the Super Smash Brothers Ultimate tournaments! $500 prize pool for Singles and Doubles tournaments!

Just Dance and JS Joust will get you out of your seat! Are games that get you moving more your style? We have those too! Dance your way to the top score with Ubisoft’s newest installment of Just Dance. Pick from a variety of genres and get to moving. If you are looking for something a bit more cut throat, we suggest signing up for our JS Joust tournament! Keep your controller steady but be wary, others will try and topple you in the process!

About Barton College
Founded in 1902, Barton College is a four-year, private, liberal arts college located in Wilson, N.C. The Barton Experience focuses on academic excellence within a wide range of professional and liberal arts programs leading to baccalaureate and graduate degrees, including master’s degrees in Nursing, Kinesiology, Criminology and Criminal Justice Sciences, School Administration, and an MBA in Strategic Leadership. Barton celebrates innovation and bold thinking among faculty and staff as the College nurtures bold leadership development among students. Barton offers purposeful internships, practicums, and research/presentation in academic disciplines; engaging co-curricular cohorts; meaningful international travel and study; opportunities to give back through community service; an impressive array of cultural events; and diverse athletic competition among 24 collegiate teams. Additional information regarding Barton Esports can be found on the official website:

About Spectrum Enterprise
Spectrum Enterprise is a national provider of enterprise technology solutions serving some of the country’s biggest brands. Combining their fiber network with a broad set of capabilities including internet, WAN, managed network services and collaboration tools, Spectrum stands apart from other providers by tailoring their approach and comprehensive range of solutions to meet the unique needs of each client. Not only does Spectrum offer internet, voice, video and mobile but network services as well. You can be sure they will never try to sell you on a one-size-fits-all approach. Spectrum Enterprise is fiercely committed to delivering success on your terms — however you define success. Additional information can be found on the official web site:

About Bad Machines
Bad Machines is the first esports bar in North Carolina that’s located in the heart of Durham. The bar features craft beer from North Carolina, gamer influenced cocktails, console games, arcade games and mor! You can watch popular esporting events or play them for free while you drink with friends. Bad Machines also hosts regular tournaments, esporting shows and various gamer-related events for everyone. Additional information can be found on the official web site: "

About Carolina Games Summit
Carolina Games Summit® hosts events throughout the year to give amateur esports enthusiasts access to high quality tournaments as well as industry advice and contacts. Our goal is to provide a clear path for all individuals seeking a career in esports or games development through scholarships, educational opportunities, and professionally run tournaments. Additional information can be found on the official web site:

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