Peterborough’s Showcase Cinemas has been selected as the first site to exclusively stream a video gaming championship – and are giving away two pairs of tickets for this unique event featuring the legendary shooter Halo.
The Boongate-based cinemas have joined forces with the European Gaming League to bring this live e-Sports event to the big screen for the first time, Sunday February 22, starting at 11.15am, with tickets open to anyone aged 16 years or older.
Halo Championship Series: Battle of Europe – a 4×4 player tournament based on the Halo 2: Anniversary game – is streamed live from the grand final in central London, and will then run non-stop on a dedicated screen until approx 7.30pm, when the winning team is crowned.
At only £10 a ticket, this marks fantastic value for money, and will also offer special food and drink packages – with customers upgrading to the luxurious XLR seating also receiving an exclusive Halo T-shirt.
Europe’s best players will battle it out for the £10,000 prize haul and a wild card place at the Halo Championship Series Season Finals in Boston, USA, in March – with the event featuring live commentary from Europe’s top gaming talent.
Glen Eliot, founder of the European Gaming League, says: “We are very excited to be partnering with Showcase Cinemas in bringing the UK’s first-ever console e-Sports event shown live on a cinema screen.”
Jonathan Wheeler, general manager of Showcase Cinemas Peterborough, echoed Glen’s enthusiasm: “We are really, really excited to be showing this event, particularly being chosen as the first Showcase Cinemas to do this.
“The tournament will be an all-day event on a dedicated screen, showing non-stop coverage, with e-Sports being a massive industry which is continuing to grow.”
Tickets are available from the box office or via the website at: http://www.showcasecinemas.co.uk/events/arts-and-events/halo-championship-series-live-final
All you have to do to get your name in our hat is email us on firstname.lastname@example.org, put the word HALO in the header and include your name, age, address and contact number.
THE SMALL PRINT . . .
The closing date for the competition is Thursday, February 19, 2015, with the two competition winners being contacted directly, and put on the manager’s guest list for the free pair of tickets.
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