Tuesday Telecast October 19th, 2021

Good Morning gamers, Dan here with Des Moines Gaming Club bringing you another Tuesday Telecast! As you have probably already seen on our social media pages or on the thumbnail of this video, last week we finally got our outside sign installed and it looks great! The blue & red lettering of Des Moines Gaming Club really pops and our logo looks great, especially at night when it is lit by led lights. We’ve already had some folks stop in saying they noticed the sign and wanted to check out what we’re doing here so that has been awesome. Obviously 8th st. is a pretty busy road so we are so glad to have that permanent sign up for people to see.

We’ve got another regularly scheduled week ahead of us here at the club with casual play hours being 1pm-10pm Tuesday-Thursday, 1pm-11pm Friday & Saturday, and 11am-5pm Sunday with Monday being our off day. Our weekly tournament schedule is normal too with tonight being our FGC tournaments in Guilty Gear Strive, Street Fighter V, and Melty Blood starting at 7pm. Tomorrow night, Wednesday, is our Smash Bros local for Ultimate & Melee at 7pm. Thursday night is FIFA 22 at 7pm, and Friday night at 7pm is a Rocket League solos tournament.

Starting in the next couple of weeks, we will start hosting events on the weekend too. These will be blocks of time designated for fans of certain games to come out and play together casually, talk about the game, and possibly play a tournament if there are enough people. We want to get this going for the upcoming releases of Call of Duty Vanguard, Halo Infinite, and Battlefield 2042 all of which we are super excited to get here at the Club and start playing. We will also do games like Valorant, CSGO, League of Legends, and Fortnite. This scheduling should make it easier for people to know, sort of when to come to the club if they are interested in playing a certain game and talking/socializing about that game with others. During these times, the club will still be open for regular casual play as well.

I’d like to remind everyone that DMGC is hosting our first fighting game monthly on Saturday, October 30th, at noon! Clash in the Capital will be held every other month and games may rotate but this upcoming tournament will feature tournaments in Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Strive, and Melty Blood: Type Lumina. Venue fee is $7 and there is a $2 discount if you bring a setup, tournament entries are $8 and you are welcome to enter as many tournaments as you like. DMGC is giving out $15 of bonus prize money to each game. Matches will start at Noon so be sure to get here by then if you can but we may stagger the tournament starts just a little bit depending on how the brackets look. The FGC community has been great to us here at DMGC and we can’t wait to give them their monthly!

Finally, the last thing I want to mention before getting into some esports industry news is that there is a big gaming expo in Council Bluffs in about a month. It is being held in the Mid-America Center and goes from November 19th-21st. There will be live entertainment, panel discussions, a LAN party, and two large tournaments in Valorant and Rocket League. They are hoping to get 64 teams in each and there is thousands of dollars of cash prize between the two tournaments. It is called the Mid-America Gamers Expo or MAGE for short and the folks who are running it were kind enough to reach out to us and offer us and anyone who follows us a discount for these two tournaments. If you are interested, use code VAL50 for Valorant and RKL50 for Rocket League to get significantly reduced entry tickets. Go to MAGEIOWA.com to learn more about the expo!

The League of Legends World Championship is into the quarter finals. The 8 teams remaining are Damwon Kia, T1, GenG, Hanwha Life Esports, EDward Gaming, Royal Never Give Up, MAD Lions, and the last remaining team from NA, Cloud 9. So that’s 1 team from NA, 1 team from Europe, 2 from China, and 4 from South Korea. The Lol community has really been growing in China and many say China is the best league from top to bottom but Korea is still making it’s case to be the best having half of the remaining teams at worlds. Quarterfinal matches will begin early on Friday this week.

Activision and BoomTV are coming together to create the biggest Warzone event yet, and it’s fitting because it’s going to be the last major Warzone tournament before the end of Verdansk and the beginning of the new map set in the Pacific coming with the release of Call of Duty Vanguard. This last tournament is called the Last Dance in Verdansk. It’s for NA competitors only, qualifying rounds will be held tomorrow, Thursday, and next wednesday, with the main event being held November 2nd. Activision has promised something never before done in esports so fans are wildy speculating what that could be. In addition, there is $150,000 of cash prize on the line for this tournament. This sounds like it’s going to be a wild end to one of the most played maps of all time. 

Well, that’s gonna do it for today’s telecast. Thanks so much for watching and we’ll see you at the club!