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Invitation: 1st Annual Ping Pong Tournament at Spin SF

2 min readEric Grossman on Feb 25, 2020
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On March 18th, PubNub and Two Hat are hosting the 1st Annual Ping Pong Tournament at SPIN SF. Expect drinks, food, music, and swag, and a prize of $500!

Due to the postponement of GDC, and out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to postpone the party, and transform this into a digital event! While we can’t offer free drinks, we will have the next best thing. Stay tuned for an announcement in the coming weeks.

The Tournament

If you’re a game developer, you don’t need us to tell you that the Game Developers Conference is coming up. From Tuesday, March 16th, to Friday, March 20th, GDC packs a years’ worth of industry knowledge, meetings, and events into a single week. If you need a break from the end-to-end, industry-shaping talks and events, PubNub, Disruptor Beam, and Two Hat have you covered with our 1st Annual Ping Pong Tournament at SPIN SF, San Francisco’s iconic ping-pong bar.

On Wednesday, March 18th, not five minutes’ walk from Moscone Center, you’ll find a full-fledged ping-pong tournament (and party). From 6:00-9:00 pm, come hang out with us, beat your friends (and enemies) on the ping-pong table, and unwind from the first full day of GDC talks. The night will feature an open bar, free food, a DJ, swag giveaways, and grand prizes for the night’s winners.

The Prize

Here at PubNub, we’re serious about gaming. The winner of the ping-pong tournament will win $500. ‘Nuff said.

But wait, there’s more. PubNub powers three essential areas of multiplayer games - chat, game functionality, and social features. Two Hat provides a robust, AI-powered content moderation platform that goes beyond filtering. For this event, we’re collaborating on a special, custom app that will track key tournament stats and feature open, party-wide chat. With a real-time dashboard and chat powered by PubNub, and a profanity filter powered by Two Hat, the tournament app will let everybody, even those on the sidelines, participate in the tournament drama.

Sign Up!

Whether you want to go paddle-to-paddle, test yourself against a cutting edge profanity filter, or just unwind from GDC, we’d love to see you. All GDC attendees, ping-pong ninjas, and game developers are welcome. The tournament has limited spots, so visit the event page, sign up, and get into the tournament!


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