In a nutshell, we're the video gaming society at the university, but contrary to popular belief we don't just game. We hope to start up a community here that anyone can join and just meet like minded people. The level of commitment a person would need to have to the society is completely up to them. If you are a person who just wants to drop by or come to our main events throughout the year that's completely fine. Also if you want a society to really sink you're time into that's here as well. Just remember if you're ever looking to game with someone our doors are always open.
When I say we hope to create a community we really mean it, just a place you can hang out with friends, have a few drinks, and talk about gaming. We have our Thursday meetings where you can come down and hangout. We try to accommodate everyone and have quite a few consoles as well as extension cables for people to plug there laptops in for games of LOL, DOTA2, Hawken, Overwatch or even TF2. We usually then head over to the pub next door and play some pool and have a few drinks. You don't have to be there the whole time as the sessions are drop in/out situations.
We've also started a radio show here at that university where we talk about what's going on in he society and gaming news in general. People can listen in live or listen back to our previous shows online. You can also send us questions anonymously and we'll do our best to give our opinion on it. We also invite members on the show every week to get to know you guys, it's just good fun.
Now I don't want to paint a casual only picture for you. There is definitely a hardcore side to SVGS which we hope to really expand on this year. There are already groups set up of the CS:GO, OW, DOTA2 and LOL players in the university which we really want to support this year, more so than in the past, because they are a huge part of the gaming population at the university. Links to these Facebook pages can be found on he left. We also want to start getting into the competitive scene between universities in the UK. We also have a yearly event in Varsity where we destroy Kingston in anything related to gaming. I think the best part of SVGS though is probably our LANs, which are a whole weekend long and happen multiple times throughout the year. More info on the LANs are under the tab on the right.
I hope I answered everyone's questions about who we are as a society and I know it's a lot of text so in the spirit of the internet
Tl;dr - we're the video gaming society at the University of Surrey and we hope you can come down and join us.
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