Multiplay Announces Extension of Discount to UK's Largest LAN Party

London, 10th December 2007: Multiplay - organisers of the largest UK gaming LAN events– have announced that tickets for their i33 LAN party will remain at 20% off for a further month. With over 80 hours of non-stop gaming, social activities spread across multiple venues and with most of the attendees camping on site, the i-Series events are often described as the "Glastonbury of Gaming". It all takes place over 14th-17th March at Newbury Racecourse, Berkshire, UK.

After the success of their i32 event in November Multiplay are announcing the extension of their discount ticket period in celebration of one of the most successful i-Series events to date.

The total prize money given away to the 1,000 eager gamers at i32 totalled over£35,000 and saw some of the first major tournaments for games such as Call of Duty 4, Team Fortress 2, Crysis and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. I32 saw the largest prize fund ever given away at any i-Series to date.

“i32 was such a huge success that we’re having to pull out all of the stops for i33” said Craig Fletcher, Managing Director of Multiplay.“i33 will continue the trend of each event adding something new to the series and our 2008 LAN parties will be our biggest yet. We’ve decided to extend the period of our discounted ticket sales until January 2008 to celebrate a year of record-breaking LAN gaming events.”

i33 sees the Packard Bell iPower games return for their 2008 tournament. The winners of the UK finals at i33 will be taken to the grand final in Europe next summer to compete for big prizes against the continent’s best and brightest gamers.

To find out more about the i33 discount and the iPower games take a look at the i33 pre-launch landing page at http://www.multiplay.co.uk/i33

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. Multiplay spearheads the development of the professional gaming scene in the UK, working with big-name brands to stage world-class tournaments. These are stage-managed and video-streamed by Multiplay’s in-house team onto the Internet, attracting a growing audience. Online viewing figures for individual game finals number in the tens of thousands. Multiplay's online gaming service has gone from strength-to-strength from its inception in 2002 to the mammoth service of over 1,000 game services playing host to over 10,000 players concurrently each night. This makes it one of the largest services of its type in the World. As an ISP running its own network, from gaming-optimised broadband service to high-end hosting operations, Multiplay is able to ensure the quality of connectivity is second-to-none. Contact Multiplay on +44 (0)845 868 1337 or by email on press@multiplay.co.uk


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