Game on! It’s time once again to stretch, dust off those paddles, grab your headband, and get ready for the 2014 Golden Gate Smackdown — brought to you by VentureBeat, BetaBeat, 148Apps and sponsored by NativeXVSC, YesVideoTandem, and

The best of the best in Silicon Valley are lined up to find out who is the real King or Queen of Ping-Pong in a 32-person singles tournament. This is an invite-only event that will be a fight to the finish — with the champion getting $1,000 donated to the qualifying charity of their choice. Last year’s winner donated the money to Watsi, which funds medical treatments for people worldwide.

DJ’s will be spinning all night, including a flashback to the 1990s with a live performance from massively influential hip-hop legends The Pharcyde!

Join us on Feb. 12 at the beautiful Mezzanine in downtown San Francisco for a night filled with drinks, great food from famous S.F. food truck Ebbett’s Good to Go, awesome music, and the most intense Ping-Pong action since Forrest Gump went to the Olympics.

The space is limited and the event is invite only. To request an invite to watch Silicon Valley’s best and worst battle it out, please shoot an email to