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Game24 Nets 1.3 Million Gamers for Maxwell Launch

Posted on October 2, 2014

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.

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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.