Midnight Gaming Championship Finals (already!?)!
11:06 AM, November 15, 2006
Midnight Gaming Championship finals are THIS SATURDAY! There's a chance to win a PS3, a Wii and a 360... not to mention a TON of other cool prizes.
GET OUT TO AMERIQUEST FIELD!
Here's the press release (more after the jump):
Playing games at midnight can get you great prizes if you know where to be. Gamers have the opportunity to win cash and prizes with the first ever Midnight Gaming Championship. This Saturday, November 18, 2006 marks the final championship tournament allowing gamers to play late into the night at The Diamond Club at Ameriquest Field in Arlington, TX. The doors open at 7 p.m. to be followed by the ultimate battle of gaming skills, culminating with the crowning of the Midnight Gaming Championship Champions.
The event will feature the 24 winners from the previous Midnight Gaming Championship tournaments held at various McDonald's locations around Dallas/Fort Worth throughout September and October. The games featured are NCAA Football '07, Guitar Hero and Tekken 5. As in weeks prior, players will compete in a single elimination format until the champion is declared. Grand prize winners of the MGC will receive a generous prize package including a $1,000 Best Buy Gift Card, an Xbox 360, Sony PSP, $100 McDonald's Arch Card® and other prizes. Additionally, the Guitar Hero Champion will receive a one-of-a-kind autographed guitar from the Guitar Hero development team.
"Each week the tournament has grown in popularity," said Jeff Gross, president, Video Gamers League. "Some of the best gamers in the country have traveled to be a part of the Midnight Gaming Championship phenomenon, and will be competing in the finals."
As a bonus, the public will have a chance to compete in other free gaming tournaments for chances to win prizes presented by Midnight Gaming Championship sponsors. Tournaments will include G4TV's NBA 2K7 game by 2k Sport, where the winner will receive an autographed jersey, four tickets behind home plate and a chance to watch batting practice on the field at one of the Texas Rangers 2007 home games, plus a trip to Los Angeles to attend a taping of G4's Attack of the Show. I-Play will host a Fast and the Furious: Tokyo mobile gaming tournament in which the grand prize will be a Verizon Chocolate cell phone, among other prizes. Also at the final MGC, GameZnFlix will be featuring their popular Ridge Racer 6 game tournament.
Additionally, gamers and spectators will enjoy live music, food concessions and giveaways throughout the evening. Activities will end in the early morning with a championship awards ceremony and an ultimate sports prize pack raffle which includes a Sony PS3, Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360 game consoles, plus two (2) tickets to see the Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars and Texas Rangers in action.
"McDonald's is pleased to sponsor the Midnight Gaming Championship," said Jerome Elenez, McDonald's Dallas-area marketing director. "Hosting a gaming tournament at night is a new concept, and we are proud to see how well it's been received by the gaming community not just in Dallas, but throughout Texas and across the United States."
Produced by Video Gamers League, Midnight Gaming Championship competitions have been occurring at McDonald's restaurants all around the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex throughout September and October. The competitions were held every Saturday from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m, culminating with the final championship competition this Saturday, November 18.
About Midnight Gaming Championship The first-ever Midnight Gaming Championship, sponsored by McDonald's, is produced by Video Gamers League, the premier console gaming league in the United States. Contributing sponsors include Time Warner Cable; G4 television network; K104, Dallas' #1 radio station; and Punchbutton video gaming blog. Also, GameZnFlix (OCTBB: GZFX), at-home DVD and video game provider; I-play mobile entertainment; Best Buy Corporation; Red Octane, provider of interactive entertainment software, hardware and accessories and Coca-Cola. Visit http://www.midnightgamingchampionship.com for event details or text "L8NITE" to 37438 for tournament information and a free mobile game demo.
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