The event, the fifth on the World Series of Video Games' 2006 season, will feature professional gaming tournaments in Counter-Strike 1.6, Quake 4 and Warcraft III: Frozen Throne. Attendees of the event can compete in these tournaments or watch the world's best gamers as they battle for over £40,000 in cash and prizes. The top gamers from around the world are flying in for the event, including Fatal1ty, Stermy, Toxic, Team Fnatic and England's own 4 Kings. The UK Gaming Championship will also feature new games and technologies, prizes and free giveaways from an array of sponsors including Intel, Fatal1ty Brands led by Creative, and ATI. Held on three floors of the Trocadero, the event will have a tournament area and Intel will have an experiential zone open for free gaming and walk-on tournaments for everybody throughout the weekend.
There will be a Music and Games Party on Saturday night from 7pm-10pm, featuring a DJ and a "Miss World Series of Video Games" contest. Entry to the party will be open to all those who link the World Series of Video Games among their top friends at the event's MySpace page (uk.myspace.com/thewsvg).
The UK Gaming Championship will also be a featured part of The London Games Festival, supported by Creative London and several high-profile media and retail partners. This week-long celebration offers a series of events across multiple locations showcasing the hottest games, seminars and people helping to shape the fastest growing entertainment industry. At the World Series event, the London Games Festival will host a lounge for viewing the staged tournaments, which will feature the art installation [giantJoystick], the World's Largest Joystick at 3 metres and actually playable.
Everyone is invited to join this celebration of gaming! Admission is free to pre-registrants who sign up at http://www.thewsvg.com/events/passes or £1 at the door.