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The Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is the region’s largest membership-driven organization representing the interests of over 300 businesses and individuals.

2nd annual GigaZone Gaming Championship

September 25, 2017
Free and open to all, the event includes open console and arcade gaming along with gaming tournaments
(Bemidji, MN)  – The first stadium style eSports event in the region, the GigaZone Gaming Championship, returns to the Sanford Center Ballroom in Bemidji this Friday and Saturday.  The doors open at 4 p.m. on Friday and at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Northern Minnesota’s best League of Legends teams will compete for more than $4,500 in cash and prizes and the first match scheduled for 5 p.m.  The championship match is expected to start between 7:30-8 p.m. on Saturday.
In addition to the League of Legends Tournament, the public is invited to participate in open console and arcade gaming both days along with tournaments of Madden 18, Overwatch, Street Fighter 5, Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Brothers, Magic the Gathering, and more.  Admission is free for tournaments and the event plus there will be a chance at great door prizes throughout.  There is also a Cosplay Contest for those who dress up and embrace their inner fantasy character with prizes of up to $200 for the top costume of the weekend.
“We’re excited to bring back GigaZone Gaming Championship to the region!  After our first event last year was a success we’ve expanded the fun to 2 days and added a lot more different open gaming and gaming tournaments.  There is a large gaming community in our area and this event is a way that we can give all gamers, whether competitive or just in it for fun, to come out and enjoy a one of a kind gaming weekend” said Gary Johnson, Paul Bunyan Communications CEO/General Manager.
Consoles systems to try will include Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Nintendo Wii.  Games on the various console systems will include Madden 18, NHL18, Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart 8, Street Fighter V, and more. 
Arcade games to play will include Ms Pac, Galaga, Big Buck Pro Hunter, Battletoads, Police Trainer, Alien vs Predator, Rush The Rock, Pirates of the Caribbean Pinball, Surfin' Safari Tekken, Confidential Mission, Vapor TRX, Neo Geo, Silent Scope, and Pole Position.

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