Monday, 6 September 2010
Play The Gamer Launch
Play The Gamer, the UK's first national live action console gaming league, officially launches on the 2nd and 3rd of September. The launch will be held in the Empire Casino in Leicester Square, London and will feature a whole host of events over the course of the two days.
These will include Poker in the Park, the annual international poker event and several free-to-enter micro-tournaments for members of the public to compete in, with some great prizes to be won.
Play the Gamer (PTG) the UK's first national live console gaming league, will be officially launched on the 2nd and 3rd September in the stunning surroundings of the Empire Casino in Leicester Square. Run over 2 days in parallel with Poker in the Park, the annual international poker event, there will be a 2 day free-to-enter micro-tournament for members of the public, with some fantastic prizes on offer. The poker event alone will attract 20,000 players and at the event there will be a guest appearance from former heavyweight boxing champion Evander "The Real Deal" Holyfield.
The PTG tournament area will be open from 10am until 4:30pm on each day with gamers being able to walk in, register and then play for their chance of winning one of the superb prizes on offer. The world champions of FIFA, Need for Speed and Call of Duty will all be attending, and may even be available to play selected members of the public.
All attendees should be aware that the casino is an over 18 venue and operates a strict challenge 21 policy (anybody suspected of being under 21 will be asked to confirm their age) so be sure that you bring ID with you if attending. Kick Energy will be providing free drinks in the tournament area and there are likely to be freebies on offer too with the Kick girls being on hand as well.
Tournament gameplay will be organised by Multiplay, which is their next project after the i40 event that was held at Newbury Racecourse this bank holiday.
All players registering for the event will receive 2 hours free play (worth £8) in the Trocadero Gamerbase which is just along the road in Piccadilly Circus. PTG representatives will be available in the Trocadero Gamerbase, so if you would like to stop by and get directions, they will be able to assist.
The prizes on offer will include copies of Call of Duty (for PS3) and FIFA 11, which will be sent to winners just before the public launch of the game. Steel Series will also be providing a number of prizes including three professional gaming headsets. There will also be two brand new Xbox 360s, a year's free supply of Kick Energy and, a drive with Craig Breen who, on 21st August, recorded his first BRC win with his International Rally Northern Ireland victory.