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Gamer Network and Gfinity partner to bring eSports to EGX London

Attendees given the chance to meet pro-gamers and watch them compete

Brighton, UK, 26 th August 2014: Gamer Network is delighted to announce an agreement with Gfinity, the leaders in eSports, to provide an exciting competitive gaming feature at this year’s EGX London.

EGX London 2014 is set to become the UK’s largest ever dedicated gaming event with 80,000 attendees expected to fill two floors of London’s Earls Court.

The Gfinity stand will give EGX attendees a comprehensive eSports experience allowing them to meet pro-gamers, take part in mini tournaments with their friends and get tips on becoming a pro.

League of Legends fans are in for a treat and will be immersed in the full eSports experience across the four days as they get a chance to take part in mini competitions with plenty of great prizes up for grabs.

Also, with the release of FIFA 15 scheduled for the week of the event, Gfinity will stage a 4 person, FIFA 15 tournament featuring 4 of the UK’s biggest FIFA You-Tubers in a one-off exhibition match.

David Lilley, MD of Gamer Events, said: “We were impressed by the energy and enthusiasm that Gfinity bring to eSports. We’re excited by the prospect of working with them to provide a fantastic competitive gaming experience to our audience.”

Martin Wyatt, Head of Content & Partner Relations at Gfinity, said: ““We are going to provide some exciting and entertaining competition with the gaming community – everyone who visits EGX can come to our stand, game like a pro and talk to us about getting into eSports. We are excited to be a partner of this great event and look forward to helping others get involved."

 

About Gamer Network

Founded in 1999, Gamer Network Ltd publishes a range of videogame websites including Eurogamer.net, the world's leading independent videogames website with local editions in ten European languages. The company also publishes market-leading trade resource GamesIndustry International, Modojo a leading mobile gaming website and Outside Xbox, a video site dedicated to the Xbox community. It also represents several partner websites including VG247.com, RockPaperShotgun.com and NintendoLife.com and recently launched USgamer.net. Via its Gamer Events division, the business produces live public events and trade shows including EGX London (formerly Eurogamer Expo), EGX Rezzed and GameHorizon, the games industry conference.

More: www.gamer-network.net

About Gfinity 

Formed by gamers and with the backing of successful investors, Gfinity was created to help push eSports within the UK to a professional level, to raise awareness and to provide and arena for games to showcase their talent.

Gfinity was launched as a company in early 2013 and plans were immediately set in motion to deliver an experience unlike any that had been seen in European eSports before it.

www.Gfinity.net

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