Operation Supply Drop Charity Partners with GEXCon for Inaugural Convention, Featuring CS:GO 5K Open and 2 Star City Games Super IQ Tournaments

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Veteran Support Charity OSD Partners with Virginia-Based Multi-Game eSports and Video Game Convention for Two Days of Non-Stop Competition and Entertainment

GEXCon - The Gaming and Entertainment Experience Convention

BYOC / CS:GO / MTG / League of Legends / Smash / Overwatch / HearthStone / Arcade / Cosplay / Vendors

GEXCon July 23-24 Fredericksburg, VA

2 days of Non-stop Gaming Fun

Military charity Operation Supply Drop (OSD) - the world’s most generationally relevant support organization for veterans and active duty military - today announces their attendance as the official charity of the inaugural GEXCon - The Gaming and Entertainment Experience Convention in Fredericksburg, Virginia from July 23-24, 2016.

Following their LEc² League of Legends event held last year, FIAD Entertainment Group, LLC. will host the all-new GEXCon - two non-stop days of gaming competition and gamer-focused convention activities. GEXCon will be held at the Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center, headlined by the GEXCon Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) 5K Open and two Star City Games Magic: The Gathering Super IQ tournaments.

The GEXCon CS: GO 5K Open will pit up to twenty-four five-player teams against each other for a portion of the $5,000 Prize Pool. Selected matches will be streamed on Twitch and shown at various viewing areas throughout the convention center. The semi-finals and finals will be played on the Competition Stage in the Ballroom of the convention center with a live audience and streamed on Twitch.

In addition to the competitive tournaments mentioned, there will be plenty of casual tournaments for games such as League of Legends, Overwatch, HearthStone, Rocket League and Super Smash Wii-U. GEXCon will have a BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) LAN area, an arcade, an Oculus Rift VR booth, exhibitors, panels, meet and greets and more. Additional information can be found at http://www.GEXConvention.com or on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GEXConvention.

"We are very proud to have Operation Supply Drop as the Official Charity for GEXCon 2016," said Dennis Wiltshire, Chief Executive Officer of FIAD Entertainment Group, LLC. "Building upon last year's event - LEc², we look forward to expanding the number of games featured, more exhibitors and the number of activities available to our attendees. We value the dedication and sacrifice our military members provide our nation and hope that our attendees and sponsors will donate to this worthwhile organization. We hope to see many of the local servicemen and women at GEXCon in July."

“We’re thrilled that Operation Supply Drop has been selected as the official charity of the inaugural GEXCon,” said Ray Whitaker, Chief Operating Officer of Operation Supply Drop. “We are certain that it will be an exciting event and are excited to participate on-site, advocating for the gaming community’s support of veterans, as well as cheer on the veterans and active duty military taking part in the eSports tournaments!”

Attendees - from local civilians, Virginia-based military and businesses - are encouraged to attend the event and contribute via an on-site OSD booth with fully tax-deductible monetary or in-kind donations to support OSD’s three primary programs: The Teams (local volunteering and support, uniting civilians and veterans), Supply Drops (video game care packages and morale building events), and Thank You Deployments (gaming insider, entertainment and other exclusive VIP experiences). Donations during the GEXCon event can additionally be made at http://tiltify.com/events/gexcon.

If you would like to speak to the Operation Supply Drop executive team either prior to the event or on-site, please reach out to us at pr(at)uberstrategist(dot)com.

ABOUT OPERATION SUPPLY DROP

Founded in 2010, Operation Supply Drop is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that brings veterans and civilian supporters together. Focused on combating depression, suicide, homelessness, and unemployment, OSD is the world's most generationally relevant veteran support organization, serving U.S., NATO, and ANZAC veterans and active duty via three core programs: The Teams (local volunteering and support, uniting civilians and veterans), Supply Drops (video game care packages and on-post morale building events), and Thank You Deployments (gaming insider, entertainment and other exclusive VIP experiences). To date, OSD has raised over (U.S.) $8 million in monetary and in-kind donations and served over 75,000 veterans, active-duty and military families worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.operationsupplydrop.org.

ABOUT FIAD Entertainment Group, LLC

FIAD Entertainment Group, LLC was founded in 2014 by an entrepreneurial team of business professionals and gamers who recognized the need for more eSports tournaments and events for the East Coast. Their first event, LEc² (League of Legends East Coast Convention) brought many of the top names in the League of Legends scene to Fredericksburg, VA. Building upon the success of LEc², GEXCon will feature more games, include more competitions with CS:GO and Magic: The Gathering, and have even more activities including Cosplay, an arcade, a BYOC LAN and more. GEXCon will run non-stop from Saturday July 23, 2016 at 10:00am and won't close until Sunday July 24, 2016 at 8:00pm.
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