Left 4 Dead University Co-op Event

Remember those times when you would play split-screen co-op (cooperative) video games on your TV? Games like Super Mario Kart, Goldeneye 007, Halo and many more. I bet all gamers remember those times fondly. Well, we won’t exactly be playing split screen games, but something similar. And that game is Left 4 Dead 2. The University Network Gaming Society is organizing a co-op event at Your University.

But first, let’s talk about this game and co-op games in general.

Left 4 Dead is a series of co-op FPS (first-person shooter), survival horror video games developed and published by Valve Corporation. Left 4 Dead takes place after a pandemic outbreak infection that transforms humans into zombies. In the United States, the Civil Emergency and Defense Agency (CEDA) creates safe zones with the aid of the military and evacuates as many people as possible. Some people, however, are immune to the infection, but they can carry and transfer the disease unintentionally. Four of these “carriers” are our main characters: Coach, Ellis, Nick, and Rochelle.

left 4 dead 2 wallpaper
Left 4 Dead 2 Wallpaper

Left 4 Dead 2 is a co-op game, meaning you play with 3 other players. Your goal in the game is to survive and complete each mission until the campaign ends. In other words, your goal is to survive. There is a huge arsenal of weapons for you to choose from. You have 3 weapon slots, main weapons (for assault rifles, shotguns and such), a secondary weapon (pistols with unlimited ammo) and the third slot is for throwables (grenades, Molotov cocktails, pipe bombs, etc). A health bar is used to track a character’s health points, which can be regenerated with health packs. If the player’s HP drops to zero, they are knocked down and have to be healed by a friendly player before the time runs out.

Details about our Left 4 Dead Event

We will have 4 sets of 4 PCs, so 16 in total. Each team of 4 players will be able to enjoy this game and try to finish the campaign. We thought it would be fun to reward the team that finishes the campaign in the least amount of time. But we’re not revealing the rewards until after the event ends. So keep practicing, we have something cool in store for you. There will also be a gaming booth where you’ll be able to buy cool gaming peripherals and gear.

You can sign up for the event at event@sotongamesoc.com. Be sure to include your name, and bring as many friends as you can, there’s no requirement for signing up like on our other tournaments. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Dota 2 University Event & Tournament

For quite some time, MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) games have been quite popular. Ever since League of Legends’ release, this genre has been one of the most played video game genres in the world. But Dota 2 is much much older than other games. And today, University Network Gaming Society is bringing Dota 2 event to Your University.

Dota 2 was developed and published by Valve Corporation as a sequel to Defense of the Ancients (DotA). DotA was a mod for Blizzard Entertainment‘s video game Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and its expansion pack Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. The objective of the game is for each team to destroy an opponent’s Ancient, a structure at the opposing corner of the map. Dota 2, as every MOBA game out there, works on the basis of hero selection. At the start of the game, each player selects a hero they would like to play based on the role assigned to them. Each hero has different unique abilities and different play styles. During the match, players collect Experience Points and items to raise their hero’s power and eventually defeat the opposing team. In addition, as Dota 2 is free-to-play, revenue is made from microtransactions, such as loot boxes and the Battle Pass system called Dota Plus.

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The International Grand Finals

Dota 2 Esports Scene & Our Event

Being one of the most popular MOBAs, Dota 2 naturally has a large Esports scene. At Gamescom in August of 2011, Valve invited sixteen accomplished Defense of the Ancient esports teams to compete at a tournament. Two years later, it became an event known as The International. As a result, 7 years later, in 2018, the prize pool for The International reached a whopping $25 million. Tournament’s prize pool is crowdfunded through sales of Dota 2 Battle Pass.

Now, let’s talk about our event. We will hold a tournament plus some extra stuff for you to enjoy. There will be only one format, 5 versus 5 on Valve’s official map. Sixteen teams bracket in single elimination. In addition, each team will have a randomly selected opponent. The winning team of this tournament will receive cool gaming peripherals. However, we have also prepared rewards for runner-up teams, so worry not, there’s enough for everyone!

Also, we’re bringing gaming booths with PCs and consoles for you to try out. There will also be stuff for you to buy and bring home.

To sign up for the tournament, please email us at event@sotongamesoc.com. Don’t forget to include your name and your (and your teammates) gamer tags. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!