Your Thumbs Are Lethal Weapons

Over £50,000 to be won as Sci∑ Fi channel teams up with Hulk to find Britain's Ultimate Gamer

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It has been told one thumb shall come to triumph over all thumbs.
One thumb shall wreak death and destruction to all in its path. One thumb shall walk off with untold riches and shall be named the ultimate.
One thumb alone shall win the Ultimate Gamer.

This summer, 1000 contenders will be playing the Hulk game in Sci∑Fi channel's Ultimate Gamer - the biggest mainstream gaming competition ever staged in Britain.

From 21st April, every member of the British public will be able to enter Sci∑Fi channel's Ultimate Gamer by calling 09069 122 644 in order to win a share of a prize fund in excess of £50,000, with a cash prize of £15,000 going to the outright winner of the Grand Finale on 5th July.

With the Qualifying Heats scheduled for the same day as the release of the Hulk game on Saturday 13th June, in Virgin Megastores nationwide, all 1000 randomly selected competitors will be battling it out on a level playing field, with no opportunity for hours of practice beforehand. Only those 150 players with a natural ability to maximise the Hulk's incredible strength will make it through to thrash it out on the big screen in the six regional Semi-Finals in UCI Cinemas on Saturday 28th June.

With just 30 contenders left vying for the enviable title of Sci∑Fi channel's Ultimate Gamer, the Hulk's trail of destruction moves on to the massive screen at the UCI Empire Cinema in Leicester Square for the Grand Finale on Saturday 5th July. This event will be hosted by gaming aficionado, Emily Newton-Dunn, who presents Sci∑Fi channel's weekly gaming show, Ultimate Gamer, on Mondays at 6.30pm.

Event host Emily Newton-Dunn says, "Not only is Sci∑Fi channel's Ultimate Gamer Britain's biggest gaming competition, but it's a real first too - from the 'open to all' entry mechanic and prize fund in excess of £50,000, to regional heats being played on massive cinema screens. Plus contenders will get a taste of what promises to be the most exciting entertainment franchise of the summer!"

How does Sci∑Fi channel's Ultimate Gamer work?

Anybody and everybody in Britain can enter Sci∑Fi channel's Ultimate Gamer by simply calling the competition phone line - 09069 122 644 - from Monday 21st April. (Calls cost £1 per minute and each call will last no more than 2 minutes total). All callers will be automatically entered into a prize draw for an all expenses paid trip for two to the World Film Premiere of HULK in LA.

Key dates:-
21st April Competition phone lines open - 09069 122 644
12th June Phone lines close
13th June Qualifying Heats - 1000 players in 50 Virgin Megastores
28th June Semi-Finals - 150 players in 6 UCI Cinemas (Edinburgh, Manchester, Newcastle, Dudley, Cardiff & London)
5th July Grand Finale - 30 players battle it out in UCI Empire Cinema in Leicester Square

Key prizes
1st Prize £15,000 cash and merchandise (or prize equivalent for under 18s)
2nd Prize £7,000 cash and merchandise (or prize equivalent for under 18s)
3rd Prize £3,000 cash and merchandise (or prize equivalent for under 18s)

In addition to a huge selection of HULK and Sci∑Fi channel merchandise, finalists will also be playing to be immortalised in an up and coming Vivendi Universal Games' title, free six-month UCI Cinema passes, Official PlayStation 2 Magazine subscriptions and pairs of VIP tickets to the UK Premiere of Hulk.

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