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Saturday, May 4, 2019

AbleGamers Sweeps into Pittsburgh with Multi-game Esports Competition

Recently we released articles featuring The AbleGamers Charity, and were happy to be asked to share the amazing work of the organization to bring gaming to those with disabilities with our readers. The AbleGamers Charity — the leading organization dedicated to improving the lives of those with disabilities through the power of video games — today officially announced their partnership with Point Park University, the Pittsburgh Penguins, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Pittsburgh Knights by bringing to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania the city’s first-ever esports tournament — the Steel City Showdown.

This is very exciting to me personally, as I am not only originally from Pittsburgh, but also an alumni of Point Park University. To have my home city, as well as my university partner with our new friends at AbleGamers Charity brings a bit more to sharing this amazing event.

The Steel City Showdown will take place May 11 - 12, 2019, at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, and feature competitions in Super Smash Bros., NBA 2K19, and NHL19, with $1,500 in cash prizes per title. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the AbleGamers Charity.

Competitor fees are $10 for Super Smash Bros. and $20 each for NBA 2K19 and NHL19. Spectator tickets are $5 for the weekend. The box office will open at 11 AM ET, while doors to the venue will open at 12 PM ET. Tickets can be purchased on-site or online at

Rulesets for each competition can be found here: