Across the country, people are preparing for the UK's first ever charity video games tournament, taking place next weekend in London on Sunday 25th September.
Launched by British fashion label Joystick Junkies and sponsored by UK Online the monthly Trueplayerz events bring people together to win cash for charity and score great prizes for themselves. The unique concept with Trueplayerz is that people pay to play and the winner of the tournament gets to choose which charity receives all the proceeds.
The UK games industry has come together to provide thousands of pounds of prizes in games and products for competitors to win at each stage of the monthly tournaments. Prizes are being donated by UK Online, Eidos, Capcom, EA, Atari, Konami, Activision, Madcatz, Saitek, Guillemot and lots more to come. Top prizes on the day include FIFA 2006 iPod Shuffles, brand new releases from Electronic Arts and one year 8 Mb broadband accounts from UK Online worth over £400 each.
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 four of the Autumn's top new releases including Burnout Revenge, FIFA 2006 and an exclusive for Trueplayerz; Battlefield 2 (Modern Combat) as well as the classic 2D beat 'em up action of Capcom Fighting Jam.
The games industry is also turning out to support the event with Capcom's PR Manager Sam Brace performing with his band The Alps fresh from their UK tour, whilst industry magazine MCV's editor Johnny Minkley takes up his guitar to lead Gunstar Heroes whilst journalist and DJ Steve Boxer will be bringing some top tunes to keep the party going.
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 or check out the official website at www.joystickjunkies.com/trueplayerz where you can register for the tournament or just find out more about the events.
For more information call 020 7486 6641 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Reckon you can bend it like Beckham?
Are you gods gift to gamers? Spinning your wheels at home?
Got the moves but nowhere to show them off?
Join us at Trueplayerz and show the UK what you're made of!
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
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
The Trueplayerz events are being held at The Marquee Club in London's Leicester Square on Sunday the 25th September, Sunday 23rd October and Sunday 20th November.
Stay tuned to the official website www.joystickjunkies.com/trueplayerz for the latest news
For media enquiries please email Trueplayerz@joystickjunkies.com or tel: +44 207 486 6641.
Dates: Sunday 25th September, Sunday 23rd October and Sunday 20th November
Location: The Marquee Club, Leicester Square, London
Nearest Tube: Leicester Square, Northern Line
Daytime tournament: hourly heats from 11am-6pm
Grand Final 7pm and Awards 8pm
After party: 8.30pm-1am
Tournament Games (all console)
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
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.