If you have what it takes to take on the best video gamers in the country, it is definitely time to get those fingers and brain reflexes fine-tuned. The reason? The countdown has begun to find the best video gaming talent in the UK, with the announcement of one of the last feeder events for the official UK finals of the Electronic Sports World Cup (ESWC) in June (www.eswc.co.uk). The event, to be staged in Bristol from Friday 26th - Monday 29th May, is the SGL ESWC UK 2006 LAN.
Game Frontier, the official organisers of this year's UK ESWC tournament, have teamed up with new partners theSGL and Dustworld, to deliver the SGL ESWC UK 2006 LAN - one of this year's most anticipated e-sports events. To be staged at the Severnside Complex, there will be some of the best pro gamers in the land battling it out over a four day LAN tournament focused on finding teams and individuals to progress onto the ESWC UK 2006 finals.
Official video-game tournaments include Counterstrike 1.6 (5v5), Quake 4 (1v1) and Warcraft 3 (1v1). The tournament will consist of more than four hundred BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) player LAN with a dedicated competition arena. The event brings together parties, each with a proven track record in their area of expertise. Dustworld (www.dustworld.net) will be providing the network infrastructure and server know-how alongside the online tournament organising skills that the SGL (www.thesgl.com) has built its reputation on.
E-sports is a fast-rising new cultural phenomenon with more and more professional teams competing against talented amateurs. Some of the UK's most respected gamers will be in attendance. Eventual champions of the ESWC UK finals will go on to represent the nation at the ESWC Grand Finals, taking place in Paris between June 28th and July 2nd, fighting it out for an incredible $400,000 prize fund and the ultimate accolade of being the best in the world.
About Game Frontier:
Game Frontier - is a technical consultancy specialising in the production and stage management of digital entertainment events. With over five years of expertise in the Electronic Sports arena, Game Frontier has helped popularise the concept of a World Cup as part of a unique global network of strategic Electronic Sports World Cup partners. Game Frontier has also managed many other international gaming events including the LG Cyber Cup in Dubai (2002, 2003) and is making significant inroads in the Middle East market, based on its 3E philosophy of enterprise, efficiency and expertise.
PR/Media - Gary Bradshaw, Radiator PR
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Game Frontier Ltd - Jaffer Mir (Managing Director)
Tel: +44 (0)870 4202424
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