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I33 Gaming Festival Set to Break UK Attendance Record

1,582 gamers bringing their own computers

Southampton, 22nd February 2008: Multiplay, organisers of the largest UK gaming events, have announced that they will break their own record for most participants at a UK LAN, currently standing at 1,400 players. The record is due to be broken during their i33 gaming festival taking place 21st– 24th March in Newbury, UK.

The Bring Your Own computer portion of the event has sold out all of its tickets a month ahead of the event, making it the fastest selling event Multiplay have ever run. 1,582 gamers have bought tickets allowing them to bring their own PC down to Newbury Racecourse for a marathon gaming session lasting more than 80 hours.

“This is yet another milestone for the i-Series” said Craig Fletcher, Managing director of Multiplay“i33 is a further step in our ongoing mission to make Europe’s biggest, brightest and most exciting gaming scene. Our current record is held by last years Easter event but i33 has already broken that by a long way. It’s shaping up to be a great weekend.”

There are still“Turn Up and Play” tickets available, allowing gamers to play in certain tournaments without the need to bring their own PC along. Visitor passes for the enormous exhibition, finals arena and other parts of the festival are also still available for both pre-booking and purchase on the day.

About Multiplay:

Established in 1997 as a games-orientated event management company, Multiplay pioneers the development of gaming festivals in the UK and hosts one of the World's largest online PC gaming services. With the synergy of real-life events and a large online presence, Multiplay is at the forefront of PC gaming in the UK and beyond.

Nicknamed the "Glastonbury of Gaming", Multiplay’s "i-Series" gaming festivals are unique in the UK, seeing over 1,500 attendees who all bring their own computers to connect to a large temporary network for four days of entertainment. Having expanded in scope, the events now attract a much wider audience, who attend for the interactive exhibition, social activities or just to watch the action unfold in the finals arena. Regular attendance by leading games publishers and hardware manufacturers has built the i-Series into the must-attend event in the UK gaming calendar.

Contact Multiplay on +44 (0)845 868 1337 or by email on press@multiplay.co.uk

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