The inaugural WV Gaming Championship, the tri-state area’s premier video game event, took place August 12, 2017, in Charleston, West Virginia. The event was presented by the Charleston Gazette-Mail and fueled by a community of sponsors, including the Charleston Town Center Mall, GameStop, the Charleston Civic Center, the West Virginia National Guard, Suddenlink, Everywhere Local LLC, Kawnawha Communities That Care, Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau, Aaron’s and Holiday Inn Express. The WV Gaming Championship brought nearly 100 competitive gamers of all ages together for exciting esports action in the heart of Appalachia. 

Players and teams were able to test their skills while competing for cash and prizes in “Call of Duty: Black Ops III,” “NBA 2K17” and “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” in a safe, family-friendly atmosphere located in the heart of West Virginia’s capital city.

The WV Gaming Championship was held at the Charleston Town Center Mall, which is nestled in beautiful downtown Charleston and only a short walk from the city’s culture center, the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences.

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