Games Gazette Logo

Official Site: https://ablegamers.org

The AbleGamers Charity — the leading organization dedicated to improving the lives of those with disabilities through the power of video games — today officially announced their partnership with Point Park University, the Pittsburgh Penguins, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Pittsburgh Knights by bringing to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania the city’s first-ever esports tournament — the Steel City Showdown

 The Steel City Showdown will take place May 11 - 12, 2019, at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, and feature competitions in Super Smash Bros., NBA 2K19, and NHL19, with $1,500 in cash prizes per title. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the AbleGamers Charity. 

Competitor fees are $10 for Super Smash Bros. and $20 each for NBA 2K19 and NHL19. Spectator tickets are $5 for the weekend. The box office will open at 11 AM ET, while doors to the venue will open at 12 PM ET. Tickets can be purchased on-site or online at https://uberstrategist.link/steelcityshowdown-tix

Rulesets for each competition can be found here: https://uberstrategist.link/steelcityshowdown-rules

About The AbleGamers Charity

The AbleGamers Charity is a 501(c)(3) public charity that wields the power of video games to break down the barriers of economic and social isolation for people with disabilities. Through received support and donations, AbleGamers provides disabled gamers with assistive technologies (including their Expansion Pack program) that allow those with limited real-world mobility to experience what it is like to walk, run, climb, drive and even fly – in a virtual world. To find out more, please visit https://ablegamers.org.

© Chris Baylis 2011-2015