Gamers for Giving 2024 Tickets and Activities

Events | January 15, 2024

Gamers for Giving 2024 tickets are officially queued up for launch! Read on for details on ticket tiers, seat selection, activities and more for this year’s event.

As a reminder, the LAN event will be held at Eastern Michigan University on April 5 – 7.


Wide shot of the LAN area at Gamers for Giving 2023 showing hundreds of gamers at their LAN stations.

Here’s when you can expect to gain access to secure your seats from our Registration Portal:

The GRID members, our monthly giving community, presale tickets will be available Wednesday, January 17 at 12 PM EST.

Gamers for Giving 2023 attendees presale tickets will be available on Thursday, January 18 at 12 PM EST.

Legacy attendees presale tickets will be available on Friday, January 19 at 12 PM EST.

*For all presale tickets, make sure that you check out with the same email address that you used to purchase tickets in previous years or the email address used for your The GRID donations. Email or DM us on social if you have any questions.

General tickets will go on sale Saturday, January 20 at 12 PM EST.

A single person may purchase up to 15 tickets (enough for 3 teams to compete in one of our headline tournaments).

Ticket availability will be as follows:

  • 404 LAN Seats – $45
  • 404 LAN Seat Enhanced – $90
  • 48 LAN Seat Premium Ticket – $300
  • 6 LAN Suite – $5,000


Photo of hundreds of LAN attendees playing on their gaming setups at a previous Gamers for Giving event.

For 2024’s event we have five ticket options for attendees to choose between. All ticket holders, other than those with a spectator pass, will be eligible to participate in any of our headline activities (scroll down to see an early list of what is in store).

Gamers for Giving 2024 ticket tier graphic with the following information: $45 - The general seating ticket provides you with a spot in our BYOC LAN party. Included are 2 power outlets, internet connection, a chair, 3 feet of table space, and 1 raffle ticket. $90 - The enhanced ticket provides early venue access for another night of gaming. Included are 2 power outlets, internet connection, a chair, 3 feet of table space, Friday venue early access, and 10 raffle tickets. $300 - The premium ticket provides more power, access, space, swag, and a snack cart. Included are 4 power outlets, internet connection, a chair, 6 feet of table space, Friday venue access, 15 raffle tickets, a GFG Hoodie, and access to a snack cart that will be making rounds during the event offering treats.

Check out the chart above for a comparison of what is included in each of the core ticket options, and here’s a quick summary of each:

$45 – General Ticket

The General Seating Ticket provides you with one seat in our BYOC LAN party. Attendees who purchase this ticket can access the venue on Saturday, March 25th, at 9 AM Eastern Time.

$90 – Enhanced Ticket

The Enhanced Seating Ticket provides early access to the venue starting Friday, March 24th at 6 PM Eastern. Purchasing this ticket means you get an entire extra evening of gaming and early access to signing up for tournaments. All our planned activities will take place on Saturday & Sunday, so this ticket also gives you plenty of time to set up your gear without needing to rush on Saturday morning.

$300 – Premium Ticket

The Premium Seating Ticket provides extra power outlets, more physical space, our event hoodie, early access to the venue (just like the enhanced ticket), and snacks! We recommend this option if you plan on using multiple monitors in your setup.

Private suite ticket tier graphic.

$5000 – Private Suite

For the most lux LAN experience you can scoop one of the 6 executive lounges that will be available. These suites overlook the LAN arena and comfortably seat 6 people, or up to 8 if you feel like getting cozy. Notably, this tier includes placement of a GO Kart at a preferred hospital so you can enjoy games while feeling great about making a difference in your community.

$0 – Spectator Pass

Drop in to visit an attendee or check out the event! We love pets but they are not allowed at the venue (due to flashing lights, loud sounds, and LOTS of power cables). You can also select this option if you are a press member interested in covering the event.


Venue layout graphic with seating chart.

Seat selection will roll out in waves based on the type of tickets attendees purchased. By staggering this process, we hope to create a much smoother seat selection experience for attendees and fewer real-time conflicts of multiple people trying to grab the same spaces.

Wednesday, January 24 – GRID members will have first access to the seating chart.

Thursday, January 25 – Premium and Enhanced ticket holders will receive access to seat selection the following day after presale holders.

Saturday, January 27 – General ticket holders will receive access to seat selection two days after Premium and Enhanced ticket holders.

Private Suite holders will not need to select seats, as they will have dedicated rooms during the event. We will be contacting those folks directly with more details.

We will send out emails to ticket holders and post a blog update here on the website to remind everyone!


CLX gaming PCs on a desk with RGB lighting.

For those who would like the convenience of plug and play, we’re happy to announce that this year we will have a limited number of PCs supplied by CLX Gaming available for rent.

The cost will be $95 for the weekend (Fri-Sun), and the rental fee will contribute directly to our GFG donation goal. Note that an Enhanced LAN ticket ($90) is required for access to the venue on Friday, otherwise the General ticket ($45) grants Saturday + Sunday access.

These stations will come supplied with a gaming computer capable of Ultra settings @ 1080p, one 1080p 144hz monitor, and a selection of pre-installed games. You need only bring your own peripherals, accounts, and of course your glorious gaming skills.

If you would like to secure a rental PC, this option will be available when purchasing your Gamers for Giving LAN party ticket; first come first served.


Tournament winners holding up their Gamers for Giving 2023 trophies.

We’re still working on finalizing all the options attendees will have for tournaments and activities to participate in for Gamers for Giving 2024. But we’re happy to share that some crowd favorites will be making their return for this year’s event:

  • Community Tournaments
  • Community Contests such as Best PC & Best Camper
  • LAN Raffle
  • Live Production

We’ll soon unveil exciting new attendee experiences and activities. Stay in the loop with all #GFG2024 updates by following us on our social platforms.

A selection of prizes that were available from event sponsors at Gamers for Giving 2023, including headsets, keyboards, mice, PC cases, streaming microphones, drinks and more.

Tournaments will take place throughout Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7 while judging for the Best Camper and Most Impressive PC Awards will take place on Saturday evening. Each gaming tournament will be awarded from a modest prize pool and/or a trophy for top finishing competitors.

Rules and judging criteria will be shared in a future update, so be on the lookout!

Again, details are a work in progress and we will share updates as we lock in options.


A black hoodie and T-Shirt with Gamers for Giving 2024 graphics, showing a sample of the merch options that will be available for this year's event.

This year, merch will be available for pre-purchase! When checking out with your ticket order, you will be able to secure your sizes and selections for GFG 2024 apparel, and it will be available for pickup in-venue.

We also have a range of Gamers Outreach inspired gear on our merch store page if you would like to rep your . (Limited time event-specific designs will be showing up later so follow our socials for updates.)


Gamers for Giving 2024 graphic.

Unable to make the trip to the LAN? You can still join our fundraiser as part of the online streaming marathon!

Create your own campaign and help bring entertainment to kids in hospitals through our Gamers for Giving 2024 Tiltify page. Online streams begin April 1 and last through April 7! We’ll be releasing a stream kit with assets for those who would like to join the fun in the coming weeks.