We are really excited about the championship
Dallas (PRWEB) October 3, 2007
Gamers from around the country will descend upon the AT&T Plaza in Victory Park in Dallas this Saturday to determine who is the best gamer at the Midnight Gaming Championship finals. The doors open at 7:30 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 263 winners from the previous Midnight Gaming Championship tournaments held at various McDonald's locations in 19 cities across the U.S. from June through September. Winners will compete for a fierce prize package including $3,000 cash, a one year, three-out membership to GameZnFlix, a MGC Championship Trophy and bragging rights of being named the best gamer. The games featured in this year's MGC tournament are Super Smash Bros. Melee from Nintendo, NBA 2K7 by 2K sports and Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 (GRAW2) by Ubisoft. There's also a championship for the first ever 3-D tournament from Headplay featuring GTR2 FIA GT Racing Game published by Viva Media, and the first ever mainstream mobile tournament from I-play featuring The Fast and the Furious: Fugitive.
"We are really excited about the championship," said Jeff Gross, president, Video Gamers League. "The MGC was a success in each of the cities the tournament visited, and it's great to see the best players from each city in one place to battle it out for the title of ultimate gamer."
As a bonus, MGC officials are giving spectators a chance to compete in free gaming tournaments for their chance to win cash and prizes too. The winner of the All Pro Football 2K8 tournament gets a trip to the Spike Video Game Awards presented by Time Warner Cable and Spike TV. There will also be a Wii Bowling tournament and Konami Winning Eleven Pro Evolution Soccer '07 tournament. One lucky person will win the Ultimate Gamer Gear Raffle which includes a Microsoft Xbox 360, a Sony PS3, a Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS and Headplay personal cinema system.
"The Midnight Gaming Championship was created to give gamers an opportunity to compete in a tournament where they might not otherwise have a chance," said Bryan Pettigrew, president of Affinity Sports Marketing. "We have been pleased with the growth of the tournament, and look to expand it to even more cities next year."
"This is the second year McDonald's has sponsored the MGC tournament and we are thrilled to connect with the young adult consumer in a fresh way," said Jerome Elenez, McDonald's Dallas-area marketing director. "The gaming community has enthusiastically embraced the tournaments, and we look forward to a continued partnership."
About Midnight Gaming Championship
Midnight Gaming Championship, with presenting partner McDonald's, is produced by Video Gamers League and Affinity Sports & Entertainment Marketing. Contributing partners include Ziff Davis Game Group including the 1UP Network, I-play, Headplay, Coke Zero, GameZnFlix, 2K Sports, Ubisoft, Nintendo and Spike TV. Visit http://www.midnightgamingchampionship.com for more information.
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