Local Team Practices for Laser Tag Championships

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Lazer Park to host regional qualifying laser tag tournament.

On May 13, 2005, Lazer Park in Times Square, New York City, at 6 p.m., teams will compete in a Regional Qualifying Tournament for the Lasertron World Championships laser tag competition. Stealth’s Bombers, composed of New York City players, hopes to compete for their portion of the $10,000 prize pool.

Over 20 teams with players ranging in age from 11 to 50 are expected at the World Championships. To be eligible for the World Championships held in August in Buffalo, NY, teams must first compete and qualify at one of 11 Regional Tournaments. Lazer Park was selected as a regional location for the tournament from amongst 85 Lasertron laser tag-equipped sites in the United States.

Members of Stealth’s Bombers have been playing laser tag together for 8 years. Regular players at Lazer Park, they have always been able to outplay and outscore most local competition.

“We kind of grew up playing laser tag. We were excited at this opportunity to play against players from around the country,” noted team captain, James Sorrentino.

Eight to ten area teams will compete for an opportunity to attend the Regional Tournament. Stealth’s Bombers is expected to be a top contender for the local crown.

“The Championships are a great program. I’m proud that some of our New York City players may be amongst the best in the world,” said Lazer Park facility owner, Marc Epstein.

The Lasertron World Championships is the first tournament to offer a cash prize since the mid 1980’s when one company controlled 90% of the laser tag marketplace. Once thought of as an entertainment fad, laser tag has surged worldwide in the past two years. There are over 600 laser tag facilities in North America alone with millions of players around the world.

Laser tag is a sport where players wear high-tech vests and attempt to tag opposing players in a space-age arena. A computer keeps track of scoring to determine a winner.

Players may still sign up for the Regional Tournament at Lazer Park. Lazer Park, a family entertainment center featuring a laser tag arena, arcade and virtual reality games, has been open for business since 1997.

Contact:    

Marc Epstein

Lazer Park

163 West 46th St.

New York, NY 10036

212-398-3060, ext. 60

Cell: 917-691-2266

FAX: 212-302-3891

http://www.lazerpark.com

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