Immortal Conquest Donates $30,000 To Veterans, Begins In-Game Charity Event
NetEase, the developers of the mobile strategy game Immortal Conquest, is calling all strategy players to duke it out on the game's battlefield for charity. From October 21 to December 8, all players are welcome to join the brand new Nerd Vs. Veteran competition to prove which side is more deserving of the event's $15,000 prize.
According to a press release from NetEase, “The Nerds will use calculation and data-driven choices behind their war strategy and test themselves against tactically-minded military veterans”.
The contest began with a $30,000 donation from Netease to Stack-Up, a charity dedicated to sending games to deployed soldiers and returning veterans. Aside from Stack-Up president, Stephen Machuga being part of the competition, the Nerd side of the competition will include familiar faces from geekdom, including Youtuber/Rapper Dan Bull and strategic Let’s Player, DaYDreaMz.
These two sides will fight to conquer the in-game city of Delphi, one that's notorious for its difficulty. Nerds will begin in Asgard, while Veterans begin in Vanaheim. If either side is unable to take the city by the competition's deadline, the winner will be chosen by the team with the most regional capitals. If it’s a tie, the money will be split evenly for both sides to donate to their preferred charity.
Players are now able to join specific Discord servers for either the Nerd or Veteran alliance. Those that want to be more connected to the battle can sign up to be a Chief Officer for either the Nerd or Veteran side:
“Send in an application containing your in-game character, server name, alliance leadership experience, which alliance you want to lead (Nerd or Veteran), why you want to lead this alliance, and your plan for leading the alliance to firstname.lastname@example.org. Chief Officers will be announced on October 20th.”
Immortal Conquest is a strategy game heavily focused on the complexities of war, letting players create cities, build armies, and expand their territory to rule the world. Each in-game season resets the world, letting players fight for dominance.
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