Prima Interactive – who distributes Xbox360 software,hardware and accessories in South Africa – have joined the list of sponsors for the event. The exact prize is still to be confirmed, but we’re pretty sure it will be worth your while.
We are pleased to announce that in partnership with Games On Gaming Lounge in Rondebosch, Mweb GameZone, Liquid Blast and some Undead menace, along with the consent of Xbox South Africa, you are invited to a midnight launch with a small difference.
For what we suspect is the first time in South Africa, you will be allowed to play the new Gears of War in a competitive setup before the game is released at retail. Yes, from 7pm on Thursday 21 March (it’s a public holiday, so take Friday off…) you and maybe some of your friends can enjoy blood spilling of grand proportions.
While Games On is selling the game via pre-order, you will not need to have pre-ordered from them to participate. However, first preference to attend the event will be given to those that have, and if you have pre-ordered from them, please note that you will only be able to leave with your copy at midnight. In fact, anyone attempting to leave the premises with a copy before midnight will be met with a door in the face and a chainsaw in the back. You have been warned. We are brutal like that.
Entries will be limited to 32 players in a free-for-all tournament. Entry will be free. Food will be on hand. Something drink will be on hand. Prizes will be on hand. Zombie Dredd will be on your hand… nibbling.
Of course, you will need to be over 18 to attend, and have permission to stay out late, but hey, we’re all grown ups aren’t we?
If you are keen to join us, drop an email via the contact form. It will be first registered, first come, but you will get confirmation via email.
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Gears of War Judgment Competitive LAN and Launch Party Hosted by GAMES ON Gaming Lounge
Cape Town, South Africa Wednesday, 13 March 2013
GAMES ON Gaming Lounge is pleased to announce that in association with Prima Interactive, MWEB Gamezone, Liquid Blast and Zombiegamer, and with the consent of Xbox South Africa, that it will be hosting a Gears of War Judgment Launch Party which will incorporate a competitive Free-for-All LAN on Thursday 21 March 2013.
Starting at 7pm – hours before Gears of War Judgment officially releases in South Africa (Friday, 22 March 2013) – attendees will be able to meet fellow Cape Town based Gears of War fans and try their hand at the new Free-for-All mode before the game is made available to the public.
The LAN will be a competitive one, and the 32 players will battle for prizes sponsored by MWEB Gamezone, Liquid Blast and Zombiegamer as well as prizes by other sponsors still to be revealed.
Expect the night to be a real ripper with a whole lot of boom!
Entry to the event will be on a first registered, first allowed basis, but those that have pre-ordered the game from Games On will get first preference. You do not need to pre-order the game from Games On to be eligible however. Entries will be restricted to 32 players, and registrations will close on Tuesday 19 March 2013 at noon. Qualifying players will be notified by email during the remainder of the day.
There is no entry fee for the event, and some food and drink (energy drinks supplied by Liquid Blast) will be on hand to keep you going until the tournament is over and the clock has passed midnight so you can leave with your copy of the game… or leave wishing you had pre-ordered the game if you haven’t already.
Please note that the event will be strictly controlled and no-one will be entitled to leave the event with a copy of the game prior to the official date of release.
The event details:
Venue: GAMES ON Gaming Lounge, Riverside Mall, Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape
Date: 21 March 2013
Time: 7pm until 1am
Entry is free, but restricted to the first 32 registrations.
You will need to be 18 or older to attend the event.
Feel free to bring your own controllers and headsets, but all other equipment and copies of the game will be supplied on the night.
Email your registrations with full name, contact number and date of birth to: email@example.com
About GAMES ON
Established in 2012, Games On is not your average gaming centre. A gathering place and hot-spot for for all-things gaming from tournaments to launch parties of the latest games.
Access to over 20 gaming stations including, high end gaming PC’s, personal XBOX 360 stations, PS3 stations all connected to high speed internet and each other.
We like to think of the Games On Lounge as a relaxed safe and comfortable location where the emphasis is on social gaming. A place where gamers can socialize with other gamers of all ages.
With plush leather couches and top quality custom designed fittings you will be comfortable at all times and can enjoy a variety of drinks and snacks on offer to help refuel and work out those hand cramps.
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