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Setsucon Announces the Inaugural Charity Competitive Gaming Tournament in Support of the National Alliance on Mental Illness

  • October 2, 2021
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Setsucon Announces the Inaugural Charity Competitive Gaming Tournament in Support of the National Alliance on Mental Illness

ALTOONA, PA – Setsucon is proud to announce the inaugural Charity Gaming Tournament, coming to Setsucon 2022 this January 28th-30th, 2022 at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Held in partnership with its parent organization, the Penn State Anime Organization, and local Penn State based student organizations, Penn State Altoona Esports, Penn State Smash, Penn State FGC, and Penn State UPark Esports, the Charity Gaming Tournament aims to raise money and awareness for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), which provides “advocacy, education, support, and public awareness so that individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.”

The Charity Gaming Tournament will take place across the final two days of the convention, with the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament taking place on January 29th, and the Guilty Gear – Strive – Tournament taking place on January 30th. Each tournament costs $15 to enter, with 100% of the tournament fee going to NAMI. All participants will also need to register for the convention as well. Each tournament will be held using standard tournament rules sets and ranked brackets; further information will be available closer to the convention.

Tournament entries are now available at www.smash.gg/setsucon2022. Entries will be accepted online through 9:00pm ET on January 28th. All tournament entry fees will be paid at the convention prior to the start of the tournament.

ABOUT SETSUCON: Setsucon is organized by the Penn State Anime Organization at University Park. Starting out in 2007 at the Days Inn Penn State in State College, this student and alumni run event moved to Altoona in 2018 to continue growing and presenting a safe and inclusive family friendly convention to Pennsylvania and beyond. With nearly 1,500 attendees, it is one of the largest fandom events in Central Pennsylvania and the fourth largest annual anime convention in the state. Setsucon was named the Penn State Student Organization Program of the Year in 2018. The next convention will be held January 28th-30th, 2022 at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

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