Games Domain will be the principle sponsor of the event which aims to break UK records for the largest gathering of computer gamers on one LAN with an anticipated attendance of well over 1,000 gamers from the UK and Europe.
Games Domain will provide exclusive branded games content for the event in the form of new games maps to be played at i10. These maps for the hugely popular games Return to Castle Wolfenstein and Counter-Strike have been created by Europe's leading mod and map makers "Splashdamage".
Entry to i10 costs £70.00 for 4 days. Doors open at 9am on Friday, March 29, 2002 and the event continues non-stop until 6pm on Monday, April 1, 2002. Event organisers Multiplay state that over 600 gamers have already signed up to take part and tickets are in high demand. To get a piece of the action check out www.gamesdomain.co.uk or www.multiplay.co.uk.
Geraint Bungay, head of games strategy at BTopenworld, said:- "Our sponsorship of i10 highlights our commitment to supporting online games at all levels. The i-Series LAN parties have consistently proved themselves to be the biggest and fastest growing games lifestyle events in the UK. We're looking forward to working with Multiplay to make i10 the best yet."
Recent research published by The European Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA) shows that the UK leisure software market is now the third largest country market in the world, after USA and Japan. In the UK, consumers now spend more on leisure software than on renting videos or cinema visits. The huge popularity of LAN games events reflects the rising popularity of this genre of entertainment in the UK and with the strong sales of Sony's PlayStation 2, the imminent arrival of Microsoft's Xbox and this summer's launch of Nintendo's GameCube this trend looks set to continue.
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