GigaZone Gaming Update: Pre-Registration for Overwatch 3×3 and Madden 18 Tournaments Opens at 4 p.m. Tuesday, September 5th

The GigaZone Gaming Championship, the region’s stadium style e-Sporting event, returns to the Sanford Center Ballroom in Bemidji on Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30.


Part of the fun includes the chance to participate in various gaming tournaments and pre-registration for the Overwatch 3×3 and Madden 18 tournaments will open at 4 p.m. Tuesday, September 5.  Those interested can register at  Both tournaments are free to enter with prizes for top finishers but there is a limit of 32 teams.


“Overwatch and Madden are both extremely popular video games and we anticipate both tournaments will fill up quickly. It’s exciting to provide this opportunity so you can test yourself against others in the region and see how you come out.  The tournaments are free to enter and prizes will be awarded to the top four teams in each tournament.” said Leo Anderson, Paul Bunyan Communications Digital Services Supervisor.


“These are the 2 tournaments where pre-registration is required.  We are going to have a lot of other tournaments for people to play in with registration on-site like Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart 8, and Street Fighter 5.  We’ll also have open game play on arcade and console games throughout the 2 days,” added Anderson.


The main event is Northern Minnesota’s best League of Legends teams competing for more than $4,500 in cash and prizes on the GigaZone Gaming Championship stadium style stage.


For more information on the 2017 GigaZone Gaming Championships visit


“We’re excited to bring this back to our region!  Whether someone is a big time gamer or not the GigaZone Gaming Championship is a great chance for people to come together, have fun, try out a wide variety of video games, and experience the growing eSports phenomenon.” added Brian Bissonette, Paul Bunyan Communications Marketing Supervisor.

Good luck!


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