Brasil Game Show 2010
R$10,000 StarCraft II championship to be held at this weekend's event.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011, Super Street Fighter IV, Just Dance 2, The King Of Fighters 1998, Pump it Up!, Crime Craft and the new game from Michael Jackson are the other titles which will have tournaments during the event.
Championships on different platforms will make the Brazil Game Show boil, bringing together all types of gamers. The Latin American Invitational Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty will be the first championship game in the country and will be held on November 20 th and 21 st during the Brazil Game Show (BGS). The competition will distribute a total of ten thousand dollars in prizes and will bring together eight of the top players from across Latin America in epic combat. Blizzard Entertainment, creator of the Warcraft series, will present the tournament at the BGS, but for those who want to test the game without venturing into the tournament, you can also play it in their booth during the event. Visitors will also meet the staff of Blizzard and participate in various activities created especially for the Latin American community, such as contests and giveaways.
Among the other championships awaiting players at the Brazil Game Show are the classic games The King of Fighters 98 and Super Street Fighter IV. Those who enjoy music and dancing can enjoy the Michael Jackson Challenge as well as the Just Dance 2 Challenge, both played at the NC Games booth. And naturally, in the land of football/soccer, Konami will be present challenging the best players and their ball control with Pro Evolution 2011. The Crime Craft launch will be featured in the Boa Compra Games booth.
The final round in the national championship for Pump it Up! – the popular dance game where two contestants show their skills, promises to entertain adults and children in the Seven Computer Graphics booth. The Miss Gamer beauty contest will bring together beautiful people who enjoy games, but being beautiful is only one quality, since the contestants need to demonstrate that they really enjoy playing video games as well. "And next year she may be the muse of the event," teases Marcelo Tavares, organizer of the BGS. The contest will take place on Saturday, November 20 th and conclude on Sunday, November 21 st. The audience will choose the three best contestants, and ultimately the winner, who will be awarded a PlayStation 3 console provided by Sony Brazil. Registration for the Miss Gamer beauty contest must be completed at the official event website www.brasilgameshow.com.br
Another contest highlighted at BGS is Brazil Game Jam. The competition seeks to identify new talent and encourages the development of electronic games in Brazil. In this competition, 10 teams from universities all over Brazil will be followed for 40 hours, between November 19 th and the 21 st, while they develop a demo version of a new game. The activity will be coordinated by Esteban Clua, from Fluminense Federal University in Rio. "This competition is an occasion where great talents arise. The winners must show ideas for innovative gameplay," giving a hint. The winning game will be posted on the website of the event and each winner will be awarded a PS3 and three games (God of War 3, Uncharted and Gran Turismo Prologue). All the necessary support to hold this competition will be provided on site. The theme of the games to be developed will be drawn at the beginning of the competition and no team will receive advance information. Judging the best work will be done by a jury composed of various representatives from the games industry, the specialist press and the academy, based on the following criteria: degree of innovation of the game, teamwork, gameplay and completeness.
About Brazil Game Show
The Brazil Game Show is the largest fair of South American Games, now in its third year. The event expects to gather about 20,000 visitors between November 20 th and 21 st at the SulAmérica Convention Center in Rio de Janeiro. There will be 60 booths within eight thousand square meters of space. Among the companies committed to participating are Sony, Computer Graphics Seven, NC Games, Uol PagSeguro, Warner Bros., Electronic Arts, Codemasters, BoaCompra Games and the Ronald McDonald House.
Until November 19 th tickets will be sold at a promotional price of R$20, half price in advance - valid for students, users of the Metro Rio card and also for all who donate 1 kg of non-perishable food for the Ronald McDonald House, an institution that supports and humanizes the treatment of childhood cancer.
Those coming from outside of Rio de Janeiro can still benefit from some of the partnerships between the BGS and companies like Gol Airlines, which provides a 17% discount for visitors to Brazil Game Show 2010, and also interstate bus lines such as 1001, Comet and Catarinense which connect to the Rio bus station. Riders on these lines are offered special privileges at the BGS. To buy online, you can purchase tickets through the web site at Ticketronic www.ticketronic.com.br