Replay Events have today launched the UK’s first nationwide Classic Gaming Championship. Qualifying heats will be held at various events and expos throughout the UK with the grand final taking place at Play Expo in October 2014.
Heats have been confirmed at some of the UK’s biggest video gaming events such as EGX, EGX Rezzed and Play Expo. Replay are speaking with a number of other major event organisers to ensure good coverage across mainland UK. Event organisers are encouraged to contact Replay Events should they wish to hold a heat at their show.
Confirmed heats are:
• Game Expo East Kent – 21-23 February, Margate
• EGX Rezzed – 28-30 March, Birmingham
• Play Blackpool – 3-4 May, Blackpool
• EGX – 25-28 September, London
• Play Expo – October, Manchester
Heats will feature five games from a shortlist of fifteen. All shortlisted games must be a minimum of fifteen years old and are organised into pots covering first to third generation, fourth generation, fifth generation, Sega Megadrive and Super Nintendo.
The first five shortlisted games have already been confirmed as:
Kaboom (Atari VCS)
· R-Type II (PC Engine)
· Super Puzzle Fighter 2 (Playstation)
· Sonic the Hedgehog (Megadrive)
· Super Mario Kart (Super Nintendo)
Entry to the tournament is free, however contestants must have purchased a general show ticket for the event where the heat is being held.
Heat winners will receive a specially produced CGC heat winners medal and an expenses paid trip to Manchester, where they will compete in the grand final against the best gamers in the country for the title of Classic Gaming Champion 2014!
Replay Events Ltd is a unique, UK-based company specialising in the organisation of video gaming events and the supply of games consoles, computers and related equipment.
The Replay Events team are responsible for staging some of the UK’s biggest gaming shows, such as Replay Expo and Play Expo. They have also provided equipment and technical expertise to a number of other highly successful video game and technology-themed exhibitions.
Replay Events were proud to receive the Best Education Initiative award from TIGA (games industry trade body) for their work on the Games Britannia festival at Magna Science Adventure Park, July 2012.
Our clients include BAFTA, Eurogamer, Science Centre Singapore, Museum of Science and Industry, nVidia, The Urbis Museum, The Gadget Show, GAME, North Tyneside Council and the National Media Museum.