i39, the UK’s biggest gaming event, will be playing host to Nintendo amongst others.
The 2nd to the 5th of April. Newbury Racecourse. The UK’s biggest gaming event.
More than 3500 gamers are expected to descend upon the Racecourse to compete in games like Counter-Strike: Source, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Team Fortress 2, Heroes of Newerth on PC, and Halo 3 on Xbox 360.
Confirmed attendees so far include the likes of Ubisoft, Kustom PC, World Cyber Games and Crucial. The competitions will also be broadcast online with up to 70,000 people expected to watch.
“Historically, the UK has struggled to unite the games industry, but the ‘i’ series of events have been growing year by year,” says Craig Fletcher, Managing Director, Multiplay, “and i39 is shaping up to be a great weekend. With a massive prize pot, some of the most fiercely competitive games and a real festival vibe, it’s an event for everyone interested in gaming. We’re delighted Nintendo has chosen i39 to showcase the Nintendo DSi XL – it’s a real endorsement of the event and its participants.”
Multiplay is the leading LAN organiser, which complements its huge online presence. Its game servers are rapidly becoming the destination of choice for online games players – in the last 30 days alone, its websites has served 7.5 million page views from 1.4 million visits, and its game servers played hostÂ to a nightly peak of 18,000 concurrent gamers. Fileplay, its content distribution service, delivered 47,000 Battlefield: Bad Company 2 beta keys and 157,000 clients (at 1.5Gb each) in record time.
Tickets for i39 are available now, ranging from GBP 10 (day spectator) to GBP 90 (weekend competition).