Formed in 2017 near Detroit, MI, with a desire to build a more regular interactive and dedicated social experience for the more proactive and ambitious hobbyist, currently primarily based around PC gaming and playing Airsoft. In a society where everyone is more connected than ever, it is still incredibly difficult to find like minded individuals who share similar values, inspirations, and passions while enjoying their favorite past-times.Pointblank.gg aims to create an environment where all individuals feel they can contribute their valuable hobby time towards an established community and build lasting friendships and teammates, rather gaming, playing airsoft, or something else you may enjoy that others could take an interest in. The goal of pointblank.gg when started was to bridge the gap between multiple pockets of friends, friends of friends and others within the Downriver, MI area who enjoy similar things into a bigger space to eliminate the need for everyone to hop between groups and create a more welcoming space for all.
Composed of family and friends of those who have enjoyed video games and tech culture since growing up in the late 90s, attending LAN parties spent in garages and basements playing Battlefield: 1942, Quake, Command and Conquer, Age of Empires, World of Warcraft, Goldeneye, and linking original Xboxes together for 8 man Halo 2. Years of experience in building game orientated online clans and communities, guilds, building competitive rosters and teams before the big esports boom, becoming filthy casuals with 9-5 jobs, we have been apart of some of the highest and lowest points of our ever evolving gaming industry. Most members are in their mid to late 20s, early 30s that share a passion for current and nostalgic gaming.
The goals of our group revolve around keeping people interacting and invested by hosting online game nights, public and private LAN events, casual social meetups, watching esport events, tabletop, traveling to large-scale LANs and plenty of opportunities to make new friends. With a focus of playing a variety of games at any given time, primarily within the FPS, RTS and MMO genre. We are building a community where we are always open to new adventures and avenues to explore as a group, team, or brand.
POST COVID WORLD: Pre-COVID world we were on track for publicly welcomed LAN parties, so we hope to someday return to acceptable conditions to let new interested folks to come game it up with other local people.
Currently popular games within our group: Project Cars II, iRacing, Golf With Your Friends, Rogue Company, Rocket League, Left For Dead 2, GTA V, Slapshot: Rebound, Overwatch, VALORANT, Among Us, Age Of Empires III, Company of Heroes 1 & 2, Halo MCC, Battlefield 4/V, Warzone, Hell Let Loose
Like many, most of our first tastes of Airsoft began by shooting Walmart brand spring pistols and shotguns at each other in our backyards and woods behind our houses. For some horrible (or maybe good?) reason, over a decade later, we still enjoy shooting at each other and at other people for fun as often as we can. Our group is built on casual recreational-scenario style gameplay and accepting to experienced and inexperienced players alike. We are not fond of the ideal of heavy “military simulation” or larping/rp type teams, we do not represent or replicate real armed forces. Time spent with friends, traveling to new and unique fields throughout North America, while still working as a functioning team, and kicking ass for fun is what drives our motivation. We do still have standards and expectations for our members to help identify ourselves, but it is much more relaxed and cost friendly than the typical airsoft team and general costs of the sport is typically much cheaper than paintball. Our favorite targets are the ones who spend more time playing dress up or chair commanding in the parking lot.
Feel free to join our Discord or Facebook group and Introduce yourself at any time. It is an easy way to break the ice and get to know you/us. Or say hello when you see us at an event! We typically value real-time interaction, over text. Most members that do game regularly are on Discord within the hours of 7pm-11pm Eastern. We highly suggest you apply and introduce yourself on our Facebook Group to put name to face as it is an easy way to connect everyone and stay up to date with news, events and related discussions. If you do not have Facebook, no worries, there’s a place to do so on Discord. Pop in and say hello! Ultimately your amount of participation is up to you, we understand each person can contribute only in amounts they are comfortable with. Becoming apart of our group is easy, just show interest and contribute when you can. As we grow, we hope to introduce incentives for participation.
Our group is founded and built upon by word of mouth and bringing new people aboard. Outside of gaming and airsoft, our other hobbies expand from playing and watching sports, enjoying cold beer, being outdoors, sim-racing, wrenching on cars, traveling, creating and sharing music, concert going, content creation and more.