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So the SEO team has come out with some specifics for how they could help promote. I think the sponsorship opportunity makes the most sense for gaming.

What are the lan parties, tournaments, and gaming events that SEO could sponsor for Gaming.Stackexchange.com?

  • I'd love it if Jeff implemented this to get at the very least a blog post from some Steam developer – juan Aug 24 '10 at 14:41
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I know we have a fairly strong Starcraft 2 contingent on this site. I'd be willing to take the time to organize a online Tournament and I'm even willing to put up $50 of my own money as first place prize.

  • +1, great idea. – Robb Aug 23 '10 at 18:12
  • Can we HD to cast it? – C. Ross Aug 23 '10 at 20:08
  • @Cross I assume you mean "Can we get HD to cast it?" I don't know. I don't know HD personally, though it maybe worth it. We could try a number of other Casters out there, certainly some of them might have the free time to do this. Alternatively I'd be willing to do audio commentary for the VoD, as I won't be playing in the tournament if I'm organizing it. – tzenes Aug 23 '10 at 20:34
  • @tzenes Anyone would be good. I mentioned HD because he has one of the larger followings, and you've already said you hate Husky. – C. Ross Aug 24 '10 at 1:45
  • Do you mean a tournament between high-end SC2 players, or between players who are already members of gaming.SE? – Oak Aug 24 '10 at 7:08
  • @Oak I had assumed community members as that would promote the community of the site, but it was suggested that we might try to make it larger to attract more attention – tzenes Aug 24 '10 at 7:09
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    Well, if we want high visibility maybe all we need to do is to get the SE staff to sponsor an existing top-tier tournament. The pool prize for the HDH was like total 3500$, and look what it did to iRip, the sponsor: google.com/… - a serious spike in google searches during the tournament. And keep in mind that since SC2 players are gamers, our site is far more likely to interest them than iRip's. – Oak Aug 24 '10 at 7:34
  • Well I might be willing to Paypall a few buck to increase the price money for these things, so perhaps if others pitch in, we can raise a nice sum :-) – Ivo Flipse Aug 29 '10 at 12:22
  • I've contacted Robert about this, we'll see if anything can be done about this great idea. – Oak Aug 30 '10 at 21:31

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