Since its inauguration in 2006, the Carolina Games Summit (CGS) has become a staple for the assembly of the video game community in the state of North Carolina. Although several other electronic sports companies have hosted events in the state, none of these other organizations have been headquartered nor as strongly focused on bringing North Carolinians frequent gaming entertainment in the form of friendly contests. It has been a few years since the last of the once annual Carolina Games Summit, and the event has surely been missed, especially by the gaming fanatics in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Luckily for them, the CGS will be returning on the weekend of February 4th-5th.
In the past, attendance for the CGS has exceeded 2,000 people. The event consists not only of competitive tournaments on a number of titles and consoles, but it also gathers companies and speakers looking to market the latest in technology and education. Not only does is the public provided with leisure and contests, but also with the means to acquire knowledge in areas about which they are interested and passionate.
The 2017 Carolina Games Summit will feature tournaments for games such as Halo 5, Madden 17, and Smash Brothers 4. Also, Red Storm Entertainment, a Ubisoft® studio, will be at the event to present to the attendees a chance to witness their latest Virtual Reality project along with educational seminars regarding the industry. Dark Unicorn Games, a relatively new company, will be showcasing their products in the trading card game arena. In the information and learning department, Serious Games will be in conjuncture with BioMojo LLC to establish virtual healthcare knowledge as well as training. Also, North Carolina State University and Fayetteville Technical Community College will be in attendance to exhibit and speak to the public.
The event will take place at the Wayne National Building, 139 W Walnut St, Goldsboro, NC 27530 and will operate on this schedule: Saturday, February 4, 10AM – 8:30PM and Sunday, February 5, 2017 10AM – 6:00PM. Tickets are $20 and cover entry into any tournament or session both days of the event. The event will offer industry speakers, video game tournaments, concerts, exhibition booths, cosplay, educational sessions, and trading card games. Therefore, you will surely be getting more than your money’s worth of entertainment, fun, and knowledge. It’s going to be an action-packed, lively weekend, be sure to clear your schedule and purchase your ticket. Don’t miss it!