Gamestart 2016 Mouse Mat Giveaway
Hey there, OMGeeks, in case you missed it, we just gave away a commemorative Armaggeddon AS-13N mouse mat in celebration of the imminent Gamestart 2016 Gaming Convention. To win this coveted prize, all one had to do was to post a photo of one's existing mouse mat set up. The lousiest set up would win. Basically we just wanted to see your mouse mat set ups to determine who among us most badly needed a new mat. What we got instead from some of you was a glimpse into the abyss.
Good God, people.
So without further ado, here are the entries we received arranged in increasing magnitude of disturbing. Prepare yourselves, fellow OMGeeks, for a descent into madness.
First up, we have this very pleasant entry by @elkan, rocking that supersized Steelseries QcK+ NaVi mat. @elkan, evidently not above mixing and matching his gaming brands, pairing a Razer Blackwidow with a Logitech G502 on a Steelseries QcK+. See? even Moses Lim approves.
Here the cracks begin to show. Community mod @A.Chicken has never been shy about his love for Chinese case manufacturer Jonsbo's wares in the past, and this is reinforced by his choice of mouse mat: the Jonsbo MP-1, a fully aluminium mousing surface that looks like it fell off the side of a tower case. And yes, @A.Chicken, we agree, it definitely "needs cleaning tho."
@Kheldar_Lars sent in this initially mystifying entry. What is that? Some kind of… binder? It took a few minutes of squinting for us to realize that we weren't looking at office stationery, but at a blurry photo of a grimy laptop touchpad. Not technically a mouse surface, but hey, you do you, @Kheldar_Lars. You do you.
Next comes @ionhammer's entry which depicts a rubber base that has degraded to the point of partially melting onto his table. Lovely. Thank you, @ionhammer. Truly, you made us all feel like we needed to drop whatever we were doing and wash our hands. Several times. In vain.
For the gamer who thinks that regular mouse function makes gaming too easy and that real challenge comes from having an unpredictable crease-prone cloth (like, an actual piece of cloth) mouse mat, there's this idea from @sovn. He assures us that the screen wipe works just fine, but maybe he's just that good. We salute you, @sovn.
It was a close fight, but ultimately the winning entry evoked in the judges a sense of nostalgia and the good old fashioned DIY spirit. It brought all of us back to a younger time, when we had less spending power, but more access to a bubble jet color printer. Can't afford a branded mouse mat featuring an exciting upcoming release? Print it yourself! On paper no less.
Congratulations, @vicissitude24. We hope you enjoy your new commemorative Gamestart Armaggeddon AS-13N mouse mat, and the new experience of not having your mousing surface flake off at the base of your palm over time.
Gamestart 2016 happens 7 – 9 October 2016 at Suntec Convention Centre, Hall 405 & 406. You can still purchase tickets here at $12 for a single day pass and $30 for the 3-day pass. Or if you're so inclined, Cosplayers get in free!
The OMGeeks will be at Gamestart again this year, so hit us up on Discord if you'd like to say hi. Also, if you're disappointed that you missed this giveaway, prevent a reoccurence by checking out the #promos_n_giveaways channel on our server.