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Vance 'Vangief' Wu signing

Super Street Fighter IV player earns backing from Borderland Gaming.


November 6, 2010 - Los Angeles, CA

Connecticut based  Borderland Gaming (BLGaming) will sign a one year sponsorship agreement with Vance 'Vangief' Wu of California this upcoming Saturday, November 6th. Vance will be the company's third Super Street Fighter IV sponsored player, completing the team after only recently adding  Eric 'Juicebox' Albino and  Ryan 'Filipino Champ' Ramirez to the roster.

The signing itself will take place at the major console fighting event  'SoCal Regionals' held at The Proud Bird, located at 11022 Aviation Blvd in Los Angeles. Competitive gaming has been steadily on the rise in the past few years, as tournaments and player sponsorships continue to become more sizable and more more abundant. With the growing popularity of internet streaming, a person can watch their favorite players live over the web in everything from a casual game to a tournament setting - paving the way for larger sponsorships, greater production budgets, and the potential to partially earn a living as a professional gamer.

When asked about the signing, Vance had this to say:  "Thanks to BLGaming for giving me the opportunity to compete in more tournaments in the U.S. and hopefully around the world that I probably wouldn't be attending without their support.whether it be me or another player they could have chosen, I'm just happy to see the Street Fighter/gaming community grow with more and more sponsorships."

Vangief is widely regarded in the Super Street Fighter 4 community as the best Zangief player in North America. He can often be seen at one of the numerous events throughout Northern California, and can be seen once again battling for the gold at this weekend's event against some of the strongest players in the scene worldwide. As with any of their sponsorships, it is BLGaming's hope that the addition of Vangief to Team BLG will be a positive influence on competitive gamers everywhere - showing that with enough hard work, creativity, and dedication, you can indeed make a living doing what you love.

This will be BLGaming's third official sponsorship with a console gamer, and it may be the final sponsorship for their Super Street Fighter IV team. BLGaming has created a competitive gaming (PC and console) website to bridge the gap between gaming communities and allow players from all competitive games to interact with one another through Tournaments, voice chat, online forums, and blogs. They are committed to bringing their viewers only the best in professional gaming tips, strategies, insights, HD streams, reviews, and competitions. You can view their site online at  www.blgaming.com 

SoCal Regionals will take place from Friday, November 5th - Sunday, October 7th at The Proud Bird in Los Angeles, CA and is hosted by Level|Up - information on the event can be found on the official SoCal Regionals website at:  http://www.socalregionals.com

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