Eurogamer Expo announces two-year partnership with Virgin Media
(ENP Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ENP Newswire - 04 March 2013
Release date- 01032013 - Following the success of Eurogamer Expo 2012, Gamer Network is delighted to announce it has renewed its partnership with Virgin Media for a further two years and extended it to cover the Eurogamer Expo, Rezzed: The PC and Indie Games Show and GameHorizon.
As headline sponsor of Eurogamer Expo 2012, Virgin Media introduced the 100-Day Game Project, an initiative to support grassroots gaming development. The Project provided infrastructure, support and mentoring from across the industry to enable a winning student team to create their first game in just 100 days. The resulting game, Superfluid, was released onto both Android and iOS platforms, to critical acclaim and receiving 41,000 downloads.
Virgin Media will be at the heart of this year's Eurogamer Expo show floor, offering continued support for the UK games industry as well as a major attraction for visitors, demonstrating the speed and quality of the Virgin Media's ultrafast broadband service with a 1Gb connection - more than 100 times faster than the average British household broadband speed.
Through the company's sponsorship of the show, Virgin Media customers will be able to access half price tickets with early access to the show floor. Tickets for this year's Eurogamer Expo are now on sale at www.eurogamerexpo.com.
Rupert Loman, Founder and CEO of Gamer Network, commented: 'We are thrilled to renew our partnership with Virgin Media, who exceeded our expectations for a headline sponsor last year. They worked hard not only to make the show a success, but also to introduce grassroots initiatives that went beyond the show, benefitting the whole industry and gamers alike.'
Luke Southern, head of sponsorship and partnerships for Virgin Media, added: 'In 2012 we saw firsthand the incredible wealth of ability there is in the UK gaming industry right down to those only just starting to code and create. As a champion of undiscovered talent, we're excited to be involved in the UK's biggest gaming show again, especially in such an important year for gaming. We already provide the fastest widely available broadband in the land so we look forward to bringing this power to the show as well as the wider Gamer Network.'
Last September, the Eurogamer Expo powered by Virgin Media brought 50,000 gamers to London's Earls Court for four days of hands-on gaming, exclusive game developer presentations, tournaments and more. The Eurogamer Expo returns to Earls Court from 26th-29th September 2013 with increased capacity for 70,000 attendees.
Single day tickets for Eurogamer Expo 2013 are priced at GBP15 per person, while Early Entry tickets are GBP20 and afternoon tickets are GBP10. A 4-day 'Super Pass' is available for GBP60, granting early entry on all four days.
A 20% Early Bird discount is available for all ticket purchases until April 30th, and group discounts are also available.
Visit www.eurogamerexpo.com/tickets/ for full ticket information.
Notes to Editors
About Gamer Network Ltd
Founded in 1999, Gamer Network Ltd (previously Eurogamer Network Ltd) publishes a range of video game websites including Eurogamer.net, the world's leading independent video games website with local editions in ten European languages. The company also publishes market-leading trade resource GamesIndustry International and Outside Xbox, a video site dedicated to the Xbox community. It also represents several partner websites including VG247.com, RockPaperShotgun.com and NintendoLife.com. In addition to its online publications, Gamer Network produces live public events and trade shows including the Eurogamer Expo, the UK's largest gaming event; Rezzed, the PC and indie games show; and GameHorizon, the games industry conference. Find out more: www.gamer-network.net
About Virgin Media
Virgin Media is the first provider of all four broadband, TV, mobile phone and home phone services in the UK.
The company's cable network - the result of a multi-billion pound private investment - delivers ultrafast broadband connections to over half of all UK homes, with speeds of up to 100Mb, and is being expanded to reach thousands more people across the country.
Virgin Media has developed the most advanced interactive television service, bringing together broadcast TV, thousands of hours of on demand programming and the best of the web in a single set-top box powered by TiVo. The company was the first to offer HD TV and 3D on demand to millions of UK households.
Virgin Media also operates the most popular virtual mobile network in the UK which, when launched, was the world's first such mobile phone service. It is also one of the largest fixed-line home phone providers in the country.
Virgin Media Inc. is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market and the London Stock Exchange (VMED).
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