Vancouver BC - February 24 2008 - KillaNet Technology Ltd. today announced the date and location for this year's Digital Storm LAN tournament. After a one year hiatus, the 48 hour gaming event returns to Vancouver this summer. Digital Storm takes over the Croatian Cultural Centre's main auditorium on Friday, August 1st and runs straight through to Sunday afternoon on August 3rd. Reserved tickets for the 350 seat tournament go on sale March 10th and will be available through Digital Storm's official website ( www.digitalstormlan.com) for $45.00 CAD each.
There will be many team-oriented and individual tournaments to participate in, as well as the official World Cyber Games regional qualifying events for those who want to compete in the WCG Canada Nationals for a spot on Team Canada. There will even be the chance for gamers to show which of them is RockBand worthy. With dual big-screen projection, no performance will go unnoticed. Rumour has it that there was an inter-studio challenge issued at The Elans after-party by one Vancouver game developer to another for a head to head Team Fortress 2 match. Is it true? We wish we could tell you for sure, but like everyone else, we'll have to see where the rumour leads.
Digital Storm 2006 was touted as "a very good time" and 2008 will not be any different. We are a gaming event for the gaming community, providing a safe and secure venue for gamers of all skill levels to get together, compete and have a great time. With any such event, sponsors are most welcome and will receive extensive marketing acknowledgement in return for their sponsorship. Digital Storm has sponsorship opportunities available from lanyards for the gamers' passes to team tournament prizes. Full details of what Digital Storm will provide in return for swag and products are listed on the website at www.digitalstormlan.com.
Proceeds from this year's event will go towards opening the digital media education centre for youth which KillaNet has been attempting to open for the past four years. We believe we have found a way past all of the roadblocks which have been put up by our Township's licensing staff who keep insisting that we are nothing more than arcade, and hope to be open by the end of 2008. We are also looking to double Digital Storm's size in 2009 with a complete video game community experience for our attendees - Vancouver style.
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About KillaNet Technology Ltd. ( www.killanettechnology.com -corporate site) and (killanet.net - community site)
KillaNet Technology Ltd. currently operates an online resource community for young people who are interested in digital media careers - whether it's writing, photography, graphic design, web programming, application development or working in the digital animation fields, we offer guidance, moral support and open doors so that these young people may chase their dreams and their passion. It is KillaNet's mandate to open a brick&mortar location where young people can get hands on experience with the latest technology and attend workshops given by those already working in digital media. KillaNet's philosophy is that it takes only one open door to change a child's life forever, and KillaNet strives to open as many doors as possible. KillaNet is run entirely by volunteers, with its web costs being partially covered by a small hosting company run by its volunteer staff. Additional costs are met through the personal finances of the network's owner - a single mom (at the time) who set out four years ago to make a difference in the lives of young people who carry the passion of digital media in their hearts. KillaNet plans to begin offering several products for purchase to further support its financial needs and to also form a non-profit organization which will oversee the operations of the digital media centre.
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