Gaming Bootcamp Berlin (18th-24th April 2016) – Applications Open!

Gaming culture has never been as diverse as today. Striving indie titles, e-sports and retro culture allow each and every player to find their own way of playing. In such an environment diversity is key and open-mindedness should be a given. With our third event we want to explore diverse gaming communities, game types and discourse. Meet us in Berlin 18th-24th April 2016 for a week of fun and games, nerdy discussions and geekout, in the midst of International Games Week Berlin!

Preliminary programme:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Arrival Intro to the programme and partners Intro to Mobas Visit USK Intro to FPS Visit Videogame Museum Evaluation
Games are good for you Moba Team Competition Choose your weapon Departure
Storytelling “Which games enriched my life” City Tour International Games Week
Welcome at the Hostel Clans! Moba Debriefing Debriefing FPS


We are looking for active gamers, ages 18-30 from Austria, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Portugal and Sweden. Food and accommodation for the duration of the programme are covered through the Erasmus+ Youth in Action funding. We also offer travel support, for details check the table below. Participants will need to cover the participation fee of 20€.

Apply to the event, here:

Austria Denmark Germany Norway Sweden Portugal
€170.00 €80.00 €20.00 €170.00 €170.00 €270.00

If you are interested fill in our application form. Confirmations will be sent out in the second week of March.

For any further information do not hesitate to contact us at or our facebook page.

Gender and Sexuality event was a Success!

Our first event of 2015 – Gender and Sexuality in Videogames – has just ended and it was an amazing experience! A lot of debating, sharing, having fun and learning about gamer culture and gender and sexuality.

We were 27 participants all with different experiences and backgrounds but all sharing the this imense love towards gaming and cyber culture. A lot was discussed about challenging hate while supporting competition, making our online communities more welcoming and safe. We also shared a lot of games we know and love and realized that together we can make gameoverhate bigger and better.

Click to read more to see some of our pictures. In the next days we will open our call to our next event in November in Sweden (during Dreamhack Winter). Stay tunned and join the discussion on facebook.

GameOverHate Events 2015/2016 Applications Now Open!

GameOverHate is an initiative for gamers+ interested in discussing the challenges associated with contemporary online gaming in regards to diversity, competition, toxic behaviour and the future of the medium. In the upcoming months we will be hosting a series of conferences in Europe with different topics where like-minded gamers can meet, exchange experiences, game together and discuss what our role is in shaping the gaming spaces we inhabit.

To apply to any of our upcoming events, fill in the application found here (Link).

We’re accepting applicants from the following countries: Austria, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Portugal and Sweden. Travel costs, food and accommodation covered by GameOverHate and according to the rules you can read about below.


The Events:
Our four events will happen specifically in cities and during dates where big game events are happening in Europe and that will give us the chance to create synergies between both events and to participate as a group in the external ones. All four of the GameOverHate will be one week long and will share the initial programme (specifically created to connect the different agendas and topics of all the events and where the initial discussions will always start.) We are expecting a group of 30 persons to each event.

Event 1 | September 2015 | “Gender and Sexuality in Videogames”
Discussing gender and sexuality based hate in videogames and the representation of female and LGBTQ characters in gaming culture.
When: 28th September – 4th October 2015 | Where: Vienna, Austria | Side Event: GameCity Vienna

Event 2 | November 2015 | “Esports and Competition”
Discussing how competition and fair play can come together in gaming spaces. How can tournaments and conventions be places inclusive and fun for all?
When: November 2015, before Dreamhack Winter | Where: Jönköping, Sweden | Side Event: Dreamhack Winter

Event 3 | April 2016 | “Gaming Diversity”
Everything you need to know about diversity in gaming!
When: April 2016 | Where: Berlin, Germany | Side Event: International Games Week

Event 4 | Summer 2016 | “Gaming Bootcamp”
Gaming 101, nooks and crannies of digital gaming culture.
When: January 2016 | Where: Vienna, Austria | Side Event: Central European Games Conference (CEGC)

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