Leading video games retailer GAME is teaming up with gaming technology provider Razer and global games service provider Multiplay to launch a Starcraft II tournament for UK gamers. The Farewell to Wings of Liberty tournament is a chance for gamers to say goodbye to StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty in style ahead of the launch of StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm.
UK gamers who fancy testing their StarCraft skills can sign up for one of 512 places from today until the 24th of February on http://binarybeast.com/xSC21302072. Two weeks of intense online competition will follow, with three nights of tournament knockout action whittling the field down to two finalists. The finals will take place in London on the 11th of March at London Barcraft’s Heart of the Swarm launch event. The final battle will be played out on the night in front of a live crowd before celebrating the launch of Heart of The Swarm with the UK StarCraft community watching Blizzard’s official live stream!
The two finalists and top placing players will walk away with prizes ranging from Razer’s officially-licensed StarCraft II: Heart of The Swarm range, GAME reward points and more, with additional spot prizes available for both sportsmanship and plays of the tournament.
For a blow-by-blow account of the action, fans and spectators can follow the action on GAME’s Facebook and Twitter accounts with the hashtag of #GAMESC2Swarm at https://www.facebook.com/GAMEstore and https://twitter.com/GAMEdigital. Each week will have live video content commentated and streamed on GAME’s new Twitch TV channel, and video highlights will also be available on GAME’s YouTube channel at http://www.twitch.tv/gamedigital and http://www.youtube.com/game respectively. The hosts for live coverage will be popular UK Starcraft casters Adam “Madals” Simmons and Robert “Pughy” Pugh, both bringing their many hundreds of hours of Starcraft 2 commentating experience to the occasion to add extra insight and excitement to the proceedings.
To find out more about this and other events that are happening throughout the year, please visit www.game.co.uk/events.
StarCraft II: Heart of The Swarm is available for pre-order at GAME in Standard and Collector’s Editions both in-store and online via this link.
To learn more about StarCraft II and Heart of the Swarm, visit the official website at www.StarCraft2.com. To set up a Battle.net account and to opt-in to Blizzard Entertainment beta tests, please visit the official Battle.net website at www.battle.net.
GAME Retail Ltd. is the UK’s leading high-street videogames retailer. Formed in April 2012, GAME is committed to delivering for the gaming communities of the UK online, in-store, on mobile and through their app. With a market-leading reward proposition, incredible exclusive content and great deals, GAME is the number one destination for all gaming needs. For more information, please visit www.game.co.uk.
Multiplay (UK) Ltd is a UK based family company which was incorporated in May 1997 by Craig Fletcher. They have been running gaming events for over a decade. They have achieved mass exposure as the producers of the UK’s largest Games Festival – Insomnia and as the Events Producer behind Minecon – the Minecraft convention held in Disneyland Paris. Multiplay is also known as a worldwide Games Service Provider. Their servers host players from 195 different countries and hold a PCU (Peak Concurrent Users) of over 25,000.
Razer™ is the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, software and systems. Founded in 1998, with its headquarters in Carlsbad, California, the company has offices in nine cities around the globe. Used by the most demanding professional gamers who compete in global tournaments, Razer provides gamers with the unfair advantage of cutting-edge technology and award-winning design. We live by our motto: For Gamers. By Gamers.™
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