It's a beautiful thing that TechPowerUp! has been around for a decade! In honor of that, the TPU’s WCG team has initiated a WCG Challenge, and all are welcome to join! Not only are we helping Science and fellow man, we are also giving out awesome prizes to the participants. As the Challenge started last night, we are opening up an epic Game Giveaway! Come and join our team, help out, enjoy the awesome members of the team, and enter for some amazing prizes! For those not yet crunching/folding along, feel free to check out the links below and jump in. WCG Team Thread Official Challenge Thread Spoiler: WINNERS Alpha Prime @Ahhzz Sent ARMA 2: Combined Operations @yotano211 pm'd Awesomenauts @Arjai Sent Counter-Strike: Global Offensive @agent00skid pm'd Crysis 2 @yotano211 Sent Daylight @TRWOV Sent Dead Space @Norton Sent LA Noire @night.fox Sent Max Payne 3 @Norton Sent Payday 2 @night.fox pm'd @FordGT90Concept pm'd Sanctum 2 @mauriek Sent Shadow Warrior @FordGT90Concept pm'd Splinter Cell: Blacklist @Irony pm'd UFO: Afterlight @mauriek Sent The Walking Dead @NastyHabits pm'd Wanderlust @Arjai Sent Dark Souls 2 @mauriek pm'd Wolfenstein: The New Order @MxPhenom 216 pm'd Obviously, a HUGE THANKS to all our contributors to this giveaway! Spoiler: Contributors All games are Steam Aliens: Colonial Marines Alpha Prime - @james888 ARMA 2: Combined Operations - @Bow Awesomenauts - @james888 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - @Vinska Crysis 2 Daylight Dead Space Empire Total War - @james888 Fez - Irony Fish Fillets - @james888 Killing Floor - @Vinska LA Noire Max Payne 3 Natural Selection 2 - @Vinska Orcs Must Die GOTY - @Irony Payday 2 (x2) - @Vinska Sanctum 2 - @james888 Shadow Warrior - @Vinska Splinter Cell Blacklist - @adulaamin Take on Helicopters - @james888 UFO: Afterlight - @james888 The Walking Dead - @Arjai Wanderlust - @james888 Dark Souls 2 Wolfenstein: The New Order - @Vinska Requirements: To qualify, you must be an active WCG team member having returned 1,000 points by the last day of the giveaway. Also, as we did last time, please include the following in your post: ”I’m a TPU cruncher, and I will be crunching on XX cores/XX threads during this Challenge.” or "I’m an active TPU folder, and I will be folding during this Challenge" (Obviously replace the XX’s with your particular numbers of cores/threads) The Deal: You may enter for up to 3 of the main games, and then please enter for one of the Grand Prizes. If you wish to opt out of the Grand Prizes, please say so, and if you wish to only enter for one of the Grand Prizes, please say so also. How To Enter: Along with your game entries, answer the question: What first got you interested in TPU and made you join? Closing Time: Closing time will be announced shortly, but the giveaway will run for at least 5 days. Random Drawing: Drawings will be done randomly, as outlined in the following spoiler below Spoiler: theonedub's method To ensure everyone gets a fair shake and to minimize any potential conflict of interest while maintaining the highest level of transparency- I have drafted a new way to draw winners. The system uses (3) members and works as follows: The system makes sure that there is no bias or other favoritism at play when winners are drawn. Winners are drawn based on a random number instead of usernames- where a possibility exists to redraw if that person doesn’t like who won, draw a friend, draw themselves, pass on new members, or skip doing a random drawing all together. My hope is that this will alleviate any concerns about drawings and their legitimacy. If it works smoothly, I would like to see this become the new standard when conducting giveaways that have prizes donated by the community. If there are any questions about this system, drop me a PM. On behalf of TPU's WCG team, thank you to all those who are participating in the Challenge this time around. We have seen many new members join up in the last few days, and that's very exciting! We hope that you new members stick around; many of us initially joined during a Challenge so we know the feeling Let's get the Giveaway rolling and get some games into the hands of awesome team members! I'll be editing this post as I go. Please bring out anything that needs attention/fixing.