Waterford City Gamers go global!

The idea behind G4X, in hindsight, seems very simple!

Create one of Europe’s first competitive online gaming websites where gamers can compete against one another for cash prizes.

G4X Gaming Ltd is the brain child of Waterford native and tech engineer/ IT consultant, Richard Anderson. The idea came to him four years ago, for a user friendly online gaming site where gamers could compete with each other anywhere in the world.

Today G4X is recognised as one of Europe’s fastest growing gaming sites with almost 400 members.

Richard approached Waterford City Enterprise Board in 2011 with his business plan and the Enterprise Board immediately recognised the potential of the venture offering financial and marketing assistance. According to Ciaran Cullen, CEO of Waterford City Enterprise Board, G4X Gaming Ltd is the kind of business that the Enterprise Board is eager to support, “While this type of business is new to Waterford City, globally it is a growth area. It is where we see our future development and reflects our best hope for long term jobs.”

Richard spent years build up friends and contacts in order to get G4X up and running. These include Tony Gorey, the co-founder of G4X Gaming Ltd,

Ferdia O`Brien from Strawberry Interactive and Mark Flanagan.

G4X was approved for a Waterford City Enterprise Board employment grant which was crucial in setting up the company. They also based themselves in the Waterford City Enterprise Centre where Ciaran has been keeping contact with G4X to see how they are growing and giving advice when needed. Now that the company is up and running their passion has increased tenfold and they are looking for new ways to make gamers experiences better and more enjoyable.

While the majority of promotion for G4X is through social media such as Twitter, Facebook and Youtube, as a way of promoting the business and having some fun, G4X hold ‘off line’ events around the country where gamers can show up and take each other on face to face using a number of different consoles and games to maximise the gamers experience and win great prizes. G4X held their first ‘off line’ event night in Revolutions Basement Bar in Waterford city on the 2nd of September which was a success with 210 gamers attending the event. They are also in the process of organising Ireland’s largest inter-college tournament promoting gaming lounges on campuses throughout Ireland.

If you have an idea for a technology business but have not acted on it call into Waterford City Enterprise Board at Enterprise House on New Street in Waterford City or phone them on 051-852883.