Since the professional PC gaming scene is largely male-dominated, the “Get the Girls into the Game” contest asks gamers of either gender to nominate a female friend as a potential winner, explaining why she would benefit from a weekend of practice with pro gamers. The winning nominee and one companion (also female) will win a weekend trip to Sweden, travel and accommodation expenses paid, and receive free gaming tuition from the girlz 0f destruction plus US$250 pocket money.
“The Home of Chrome benefits a lot of professional gamers and promotes the industry, but we wanted reach out to those who might never have had this kind of experience,” said Eliane Hofmann, VIA Marketing Manager. “Everyone who loves gaming knows someone who they’d like to share that experience with, and what better way than during a free weekend holiday in Sweden with real pro gamers.”
The “Get the Girls into the Game” contest runs until 10th September at the Home of Chrome website: www.girlzgaminghouse.com
To enter, gamers should submit their nominations at the website, and answer a few short questions and provide a description about why they feel their girl friends deserve the trip to the Home of Chrome. Entries will be judged on the basis of humor, originality and genuine gaming need by a panel composed of VIA staff and girlz 0f destruction team members. The contest closes on Thursday 10th September, with the prize weekend at the Home of Chrome taking place on Friday to Sunday, 22nd to 24th September 2006.
As part of their ambassadorial role for Chrome, the girlz 0f destruction live in the VIA-sponsored “Home of Chrome” in Stockholm, Sweden. A 24/7 eSports training facility, the Home of Chrome is strategically located for easy access to the competitive European and international eSports communities. Sweden also has among the world’s fastest broadband connectivity, affording ultra low ping rates crucial for online gaming. Four of the seven members of the girlz 0f destruction team are currently living in the Home of Chrome, a six-bedroom house with a LAN room for gaming stocked with VIA and S3 Graphics Chrome products.