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Nokia donates prizes to Trueplayerz charity games tournaments

Nokia have joined the growing list of companies supporting the Trueplayerz charity events by donating £2000 worth of Nokia 6681 phones as prizes

Launched by British fashion label Joystick Junkies and sponsored by UK Online the monthly Trueplayerz events bring people together to play the latest games, win cash for charity and score great prizes for themselves. The unique concept is that people pay to play and the winner of the tournament gets to choose which charity receives all the proceeds.

Nokia joins a growing list of UK games companies who are generously supporting the events by providing thousands of pounds worth of prizes for competitors to win. The list of companies includes UK Online, EA, Capcom, Eidos, Atari, Konami, Activision, Madcatz, Saitek, Guillemot, Joytech, Radica, Xbox, Koch, Take 2, THQ, Exspect and Sega with lots more still to be announced.

Nokia's donation is making the prize packages even more tempting for UK gamers - with pairs of finalists at each of the next three events set to walk home with a pile of games, a FIF A 2006 iPod Shuffle, a one year UK Online 8 Meg broadband account worth over £450 and a Nokia 6681 phone worth over £300.

The Nokia 6681 Imaging Smartphone features as 1.3 megapixel camera, high-speed browsing, convenient email access, music player, Nokia XpressPrint printing and more.

You'll also be able to drive, kick, shoot or score your way to stardom, as music and entertainment channel, TMF, will be filming at Trueplayerz on Sunday 25th September. TMF will also be screening an exclusive preview of the brand new TV series Game One, airing every Sunday at 3.30pm. The channel will be giving an exclusive Game One iPod cover to all competitors.

Players will have a choice of what to compete on with three of the Autumn's top new releases including Burnout Revenge, FIFA 2006 and an exclusive for Trueplayerz; Battlefield 2 (Modern Combat) all on Xbox, as well as the classic 2D beat 'em up action of Capcom Fighting Jam.

You can pick up flyers in Gamestation stores around London whilst the events are also being supported by top gaming site GamesRadar.com and Games Master magazine.

For more information call 020 7486 6641 or email chris@joystickjunkies.com or check www.joystickjunkies.com/trueplayerz where you can register for the tournament or just find out more about the events.

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Got the moves but nowhere to show them off?

Join us at Trueplayerz and show the UK what you're made of!

Trueplayerz Schedule

Sunday 25th September kicks off at 10.30am with on site registration for latecomers. You can guarantee your place by signing up online at www.joystickjunkies.com/trueplayerz. It only costs £5 to enter the tournament or £3 for spectators (fees payable on arrival) but even if you're not a gaming expert, come down anyway - it's all for charity after all.

11.00am Hourly heats start on the four different tournament games.

2.00pm Paul Gordon, UK FIFA champion hosting Game School, a monthly session where you can pick up tips and tricks from the masters - this month FIFA 2006

3.30pm TMF screening the first show in the new series Game One

7.00pm Finals

8.00pm Awards

8.30pm After Party with The Alps live and Joystick Junkies Spring-Summer 2006 fashion show, followed by Gunstar Heroes live plus DJ Steve Boxer

EVENT DETAILS:

Dates: Sunday 25th September, Sunday 23rd October and Sunday 20th November

Location: The Marquee Club, Leicester Square, London

Nearest Tube: Leicester Square, Northern Line

Schedule:

Doors: 10.30am

Daytime tournament: hourly heats from 11am-6pm

Grand Final 7pm and Awards 8pm

After party: 8.30pm-1am

Tournament Games (all console)

Burnout: Revenge

FIFA 2006

Battlefield 2: Modern Combat

Capcom Fighting Jam

Entry: £5 to play in tournament (includes free Trueplayerz wristband & Game One iPod cover) £3 for spectators (both payable on arrival)

After Party: £5 (free entry to after party for competitors and spectators)

Please note all door proceeds go to the charity of the winner's choice

The event is open to all ages, however you will need proof of age to compete on some games

Sign up to play at www.joystickjunkies.com/trueplayerz or ring 020 7486 6641 10am-6pm Mon-Fri or simply turn up on the day.

About Joystick Junkies - www.joystickjunkies.com

British clothing label Joystick Junkies has taken world famous icons, such as Space Invaders, from the dawn of video games and turned them in to fashionable designs for the modern day adventurer. Ultra soft vintage washes and bright retro tones, distressed prints and subtle video games references help create a truly lifestyle approach to the world's fastest growing youth market. Joystick Junkies is not just about fashion, their popular club nights and parties have already spread from London to LA, the team are managing the community of girl gamers, PMS Clan and JoystickJunkies.com is a focal point for the fast growing video games pop culture phenomenon.

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