SASKATCHEWAN’S LARGEST & LONGEST RUNNING GAMING EXPO
GAX (GAmer’s eXpo) has been an a semi-annual event hosted by the Moose Jaw Gamers Association (MJGA) since 2010 and this year’s event features all aspects of gaming from computer, classic and modern consoles, card games and board games. Attendance has continued to grow year after year and after record attendance at last years GAX event, organizers are hoping this year’s expo will be an even bigger success.
Attendees to GAX can expect 3 days of excitement featuring LAN gaming, popular and obscure board and card games, classic and modern console games on projection screens involving games for 1-8 players. Plus, one of the fastest growing trends in gaming will be showcased with top E-sport games and highly ranked E-Sport Gamers in attendance.
Organizers with MJGA say the event boasts both competitive and non-competitive divisions with door prizes, is supervised and includes a pizza party Saturday night so it’s definitely a visitor friendly, relaxed environment suitable for all ages. With the MJGA being a not-for-profit organization, a portion of the event proceeds in past years has benefited local charities:
- Hunger In Moose Jaw – School Lunch Program
- Moose Jaw Paediatric Ward
- Children’s Wish Foundation
- Saskatchewan Paediatric Auditory Rehab Centre via Moose Jaw Elks
- Canadian Arthritis Society – In Memorial
MJGA Organizers are encouraging attendees to bring their board games, card games, gaming consoles and computers from home to enhance the event even more with the possibility of tournaments and prizes. Console fans can expect everything from Classic Atari games, Sega, Nintendo and more including a Wii-U featured on a projector for large groups to play. Meanwhile, other gamers can expect everything from traditional and non traditional card games, board games and role playing games like Dungeon’s & Dragons with plenty of table space from everyone.
What do I need to bring?
- Bring a chair – we do have chairs available, but they are not comfortable for a gaming marathon!
- Your computer or gaming system – bring what you want for equipment, but remember you have limited space!
- A power bar or UPS system
- Headsets are required if you want to be able to hear your games.
- You may want to lock your PC w/password or lock laptops w/Kensington lock if so desired
- Any food or drinks you wish to bring. No alcohol allowed.
- As this is an all ages event, please keep the vulgar language to a minimum.
- Pre-Install as many games as you can. We will have high speed fiber internet, but it’s best if you have already have them!
- We will be providing wired and wireless connections to the network and internet. Patch cords will be at each station for your use. Please make sure your torrent systems are shut down while connected to the gaming network.
- High bandwidth video streaming is discouraged as we share a WAN connection among all the players.
- We reserve the right to eject anyone who disregards these rules.
Games We Play
- Left 4 Dead – http://store.steampowered.com/app/500/
- Left 4 Dead 2 – http://store.steampowered.com/app/550/
- League of Legends (Free to Play!)- http://na.leagueoflegends.com/
- Borderlands 2 – http://store.steampowered.com/agecheck/app/49520/
- Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel – http://store.steampowered.com/app/261640/
- Diablo 3 – http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/games/d3/
- Worms Revolution – http://store.steampowered.com/app/200170/
- Unreal Tournament 2004 – http://store.steampowered.com/agecheck/app/13230/
- Team Fortress 2 (Free To Play!) – http://store.steampowered.com/app/440/
- Warcraft 3 – http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/games/war3/
- Starcraft 2 – http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/
- Starcraft – http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/games/sc/
- Armagetron – http://armagetronad.org/
- Serious Sam 3:BFE – http://store.steampowered.com/app/41070/
- Path of Exile (Free to Play!) – https://www.pathofexile.com/
- World of Tanks (Free to Play!) – http://worldoftanks.com/
- SMITE (Free to Play!) – https://account.hirezstudios.com/smitegame/default.aspx?ok=
- Awesomenauts – http://store.steampowered.com/app/204300
- Tom Clancy’s The Division – http://store.steampowered.com/app/365590
No one is required to have these games, if you want to do your own thing and play something else, please do! We only ask that if you are going to play any of these games that you have as many of them loaded onto your game system a possible to avoid bogging down our internet and network connection.