SWVA Gaming

SWVA Gaming Steam Group: http://goo.gl/Wwxezz Events: Abingdon, VA

A 100% non-profit organization, offering gaming events to local programmers, gamers, and all types of computer enthusiasts. Our events have everything including PC gaming tournaments and casual play, console tournaments and casual play, tabletop games, and more!

10/07/2017
UNILAD Tech

And all along I thought it was as simple as 42.

This makes so much sense, life explained like a video game... 🤔 😂

by Casually Explained

03/26/2017
StarCraft

:o

Blizzard Entertainment presents a modern take on the original StarCraft experience in StarCraft: Remastered.

WiseHacks 2017 is less than two weeks away in Abingdon. If you are in college and like to code/tinker/hack, this event i...
03/15/2017
WiseHacks 2017

WiseHacks 2017 is less than two weeks away in Abingdon. If you are in college and like to code/tinker/hack, this event is for you. Major League Hacking

What is WiseHacks? WiseHacks is UVa-Wise Abingdon’s first annual hackathon! The 24-hour event will be held on March 25th and 26th at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, Virginia and is an official hackathon sanctioned by Major League Hacking (MLH)! WiseHacks 2017 will give co...

01/26/2017

SWVA Gaming: 2017 Update

Many of you have been asking about the status of the next gaming event and SWVA Gaming in general. We have not been communicating as much lately in the hopes to be able to have some concrete information to share. However, we are still facing some uncertainty and we need to give you some idea as to what is going on…

As some of you are probably aware, our major company partner for the last two years has undergone some changes. Because of this, we have had to delay our plans for a spring event. You may ask why this might be important, and the answer is simple. From the beginning, SWVA Gaming has existed in large part due to dedicated volunteers and generous partners. We have always kept ticket prices as low as possible to allow for maximum participation. What that has always meant is that ticket proceeds have never covered the costs of the events.

At this time we are going to tentatively reschedule our major event till the fall of 2017. This should allow us some time to continue working on a solution. We ask for your understanding, patience and continued support. As always, we are looking for good ideas from anyone that has them. This could be in the form of helping us find new partners or other sources of covering the costs of the events.

We are an organization made up of regular people, living and working in the area, we are you and you are SWVA Gaming. Thank you for your past participation and support of our very awesome community.

Riot Games analysed in-game chat of employees and found a correlation between bad online behavior and employees that the...
06/10/2016
Riot used 'League of Legends' chat logs to spot bad staff

Riot Games analysed in-game chat of employees and found a correlation between bad online behavior and employees that they have fired in the past.

If you want to work for Riot Games, watch what you say in League of Legends.

Previously discovered new element by researchers from UT, Vanderbilt in association with Oak Ridge National Laboratory t...
06/09/2016
Tennessee may become second state in periodic table

Previously discovered new element by researchers from UT, Vanderbilt in association with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to get name 'Tennessine' in reference to Tennessee. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, #Tennessine, #UT

The provisional name for the newly discovered superheavy element 117 is

E3 in decline as digital distribution and alternate conventions gain popularity.
06/08/2016
E3, Fading Catnip for Video Gamers, Tries a New Approach

E3 in decline as digital distribution and alternate conventions gain popularity.

E3 has lost some industry participants in what was once a premier event, but it is adjusting its lineup and adding an event for gamers.

"It was always a matter of when, not if we would see esports regularly on ESPN -- and it appears that time is drawing cl...
05/23/2016
ESPN and Riot in talks to broadcast League of Legends for $500 million, per report

"It was always a matter of when, not if we would see esports regularly on ESPN -- and it appears that time is drawing closer. The world's biggest sports network is reportedly in negotiations with Riot Games to broadcast the LCS for a staggering $500 million."

If completed this would be the biggest deal in esports history.

Disney is backtracking on previous statements of success and video game development... Laying off game developers.
05/11/2016
Why Disney unexpectedly quit the video game business

Disney is backtracking on previous statements of success and video game development... Laying off game developers.

Four months ago, Disney boasted loudly about the strength of its video game unit. Yesterday, the company shut it down.

05/06/2016
Battlefield 1 Official Reveal Trailer

Who's excite? We're excite. Are you excite?

Discover classic Battlefield gameplay with epic multiplayer and an adventure-filled campaign. Experience the Dawn of All-Out War, Only in Battlefield 1. Batt...

SWVA Gaming: X -- League of Legends Bracket
04/29/2016

SWVA Gaming: X -- League of Legends Bracket

04/27/2016
Enter the Battlefield Trailer

New documentary about pro #MTG players released on Netflix. "Enter the Battlefield".

Enter the Battlefield is a feature-length documentary that follows the stories of seven Magic players across a season: Reid Duke, Owen Turtenwald, William Je...

Did you fill out our survey for SWVA Gaming: X yet? If not, we would appreciate it if you would. Remember, we are going ...
04/20/2016

Did you fill out our survey for SWVA Gaming: X yet? If not, we would appreciate it if you would. Remember, we are going to randomly select some people that complete the survey to send some leftover swag from the event. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8TXG37B

More TV networks getting into #eSports.
04/20/2016
Big Ten Network to broadcast collegiate ‘League of Legends’ series

More TV networks getting into #eSports.

Some Ohio State students are going to be on the Big Ten Network playing a game some wouldn’t expect to see on the network: “League of Legends.” Although BTN primarily focuses on broadcasting athletic competitions, the network is set to broadcast coverage of an invitational series between OSU and Mic…

04/18/2016

** Send us your pictures! **
We're going to take the best pictures we receive and add them to our event album for everyone to see! Who knows, have something really great and you might even get a free t-shirt for your photography skills ;)

Please send all images / videos you'd like us to use to [email protected] --- thanks!

04/17/2016
Time lapse of SWVA Gaming: X on April 9, 2016

Thanks to everyone for coming out to SWVA Gaming: X last Saturday! Without all of you and our volunteer staff it would not be possible.
***SURVEY*** Here is the link to the survey. Please help us improve by providing your feedback. Also, for those of you that put your name and email on the survey, we will randomly select a few of you to send some leftover goodies (Bawls energy drinks and other swag).
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8TXG37B

We are working to compile some great photos and video. For now, check out just one of the time lapse videos we captured.

Wow... What a turnout for last Saturday's SWVA Gaming: X! Be on the lookout for a survey to help us continue to improve ...
04/16/2016

Wow... What a turnout for last Saturday's SWVA Gaming: X! Be on the lookout for a survey to help us continue to improve (tomorrow). In the mean time, check out this map showing where everyone was from. Also, more pictures will be posted soon.

04/11/2016

So... did you have fun? :)

SWVA Gaming's cover photo
04/10/2016

SWVA Gaming's cover photo

Congratulations to our Hearthstone winners
04/10/2016

Congratulations to our Hearthstone winners

04/10/2016

Congratulations to Horse Tornado Gaming 1, winners of the SWVA Gaming X LoL tournament and our first ever 3D printed trophy!

Congratulations to Horse Tornado  Gaming 1 and Brunch Squad on playing an excellent LoL finals.
04/10/2016

Congratulations to Horse Tornado Gaming 1 and Brunch Squad on playing an excellent LoL finals.

Congratulations to Brad Blevins for placing 3rd in the GameStop Madden 2016 tournament.
04/10/2016

Congratulations to Brad Blevins for placing 3rd in the GameStop Madden 2016 tournament.

04/10/2016

Congratulations to Coleman Walker on a Galaga high score of 236,060, and winning the SWVA Gaming arcade high score event! Shout out to Lark Amusement of Bristol TN for making it possible.

04/10/2016

Tri-Cities Smash casters at work in the Project M finals.

Congratulations to McKinley McGowan (Blake), winner of Smash 4 tournament hosted by Tri-Cities Smash.
04/10/2016

Congratulations to McKinley McGowan (Blake), winner of Smash 4 tournament hosted by Tri-Cities Smash.

04/10/2016
Settlers of Catan finals.
04/10/2016

Settlers of Catan finals.

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