Replay Events have announced that Funstock.co.uk will be headline sponsors of the nationwide Classic Gaming Championships. Funstock.co.uk will provide prizes of a Dingoo handheld retro gaming console to all heat winners as well as a high value bundle of prizes for the grand final. The Classic Gaming Championships are the UK’s first ever nationwide video games tournament for classic and retro games.
Replay Events are also announcing four more qualifying heats, which will be held at various events and expos throughout the UK, with the grand final taking place at Manchester’s Play Expo in October.
Nine heats are now confirmed at:
- Game Expo East Kent – 21-23 February, Margate
- *NEW* Cardiff Film & Comic Con – 1-2 March, Cardiff
- EGX Rezzed – 28-30 March, Birmingham
- Play Blackpool – 3-4 May, Blackpool
- *NEW* NERG – 5-6 July, Gateshead
- *NEW* London Film & Comic Con – 11-12 July, London
- *NEW* Collectormania, 23-24 August, Glasgow
- EGX London – 25-28 September, London
- Play Expo – October, Manchester
Heats will feature five games from a shortlist of fifteen. All shortlisted games must be a minimum of fifteen years old and are organised into pots covering first to third generation, fourth generation, fifth generation, Sega Megadrive and Super Nintendo. Games already confirmed include Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Mario Kart and Paperboy.
Entry to the tournament is free, however contestants must have purchased a general show ticket for the event where the heat is being held. Heat winners will receive a Dingoo retro gaming handheld, a specially produced CGC heat winners medal and an expenses paid trip to Manchester, where they will compete in the grand final against the best gamers in the country for the title of Classic Gaming Champion 2014!
Further information on the Classic Gaming Championships can be found at its dedicated website www.classicgamingchampionships.com