Gamers for Giving 2018 – BYOC CS:GO Tournament

presented by Mad City.


April 28, 2018 10:00 am


April 29, 2018 6:00 pm


Gamers for Giving 2018

Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center
799 North Hewitt Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197



*See below for details



Prize Distribution

  • 1st place – $TBD
  • 2nd place – $TBD

Tournament Format*

  • *No* team cap! As many teams that want to participate in the BYOC the better!
  • Maps will be selected by an in-game veto process
  • Round Robin groups to determine a Double Elimination Playoffs bracket (amount of teams TBD)
  • The teams to make it out of the Round Robin groups will depend on the confirmed teams in attendance.
  • Playoffs seeding is determined by round differentials
  • Best of 1s for each match during Round Robin group play (NO overtime)
  • Playoffs (until semi-finals) – Best of 1s
  • Playoffs (semi-finals) – Best of 3s
  • Playoffs (lower-finals) – Best of 3
  • Playoffs (grand-finals) – Best of 5

*Mad City reserves the right to make changes to the format at any time during the event in the best interest of everyone involved.

Map Pool

The current competitive map pool as of the time of the event.



As a team, beyond registering your seat in the BYOC LAN Party you won’t need to do anything prior to the event. As we get closer, we will announce a team check-in time, and at that time we’ll get everyone checked in and ready for the event.

Free Agents / Ringers

Though registration is not currently out yet (opens late January) we’d like to help start connecting people early. If you would like to add yourself to the Ringer List┬áplease fill out this Google Form with as much detail as you’re able to share so others can find you and plan together on attending.

Additional Details

  • All LAN Party information is available on the Gamers for Giving website.
  • When the registration opens (late January) for the BYOC LAN Party, you’ll want to get all of your teammates to sign up for their seats individually OR have one person grab a row of 5 seats. In the recent history of these events, tickets tend to sell out in hours, so make sure you pre-plan when it opens. We will do our best to keep everyone up to date.
  • For any questions about the tournament or details of the event, you can swing by the #cs_go channel in the Gamers for Giving Discord Server or the #gamersforgiving2018 channel in the Mad City Discord Server.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Gamers for Giving?
A: Founded in 2008, Gamers for Giving is a competitive gaming tournament, streaming marathon, and LAN party that helps generate resources for the initiatives of Gamers Outreach. Hosted in Michigan, the event has become one of the largest independent LAN parties in the United States. Funds raised during the event help support Gamers Outreach charity programs, which focus on providing entertainment devices to children in hospitals.