Game24 Nets 1.3 Million Gamers for Maxwell Launch

By Published October 02, 2014 at 1:28 pm

NVidia's Maxwell re-debut saw the unveil of the GTX 980 – the best gaming video card we've tested yet – and GTX 970, along with Maxwell's architecture. The devices were launched at a first-time event for nVidia, “Game24,” where gamers gathered in numerous hangars and LAN arenas globally (and online) to observe the launch and get hands-on with the new tech. We were present at Hangar 8 in Los Angeles, where a (somewhat dragged-out, if we're honest) presentation gave way to gaming on the new Oculus Rift dev kit as powered by the 980.

NVidia reported today that the Game24 event accumulated over 1.3 million gamers in its 24-hour sprint. The major local events were hosted in LA, Shanghai, London, Chicago, Indianapolosi, Mission Viejo, and Stockholm; online Twitch streams filled-in the gaps.

In a press release, the company said:

“More than 1.3 million more gamers from more than 120 countries tuned into the live stream to see developers, tech talks, a 24-hour modding competition, a Dota 2 tournament, and much more during the 24-hour event.”

Among gaming endeavors, the LA event also welcomed comedian and actor Will Ferrell to present his gaming-based charity, “SuperMegaBlastMax.” NVidia notes that it raised over $50,000 for games charities.

- Steve “Lelldorianx” Burke.

Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

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