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Press Release

5th February 2014

UK Classic Gaming Championships announce new heats and as headline sponsor

Replay Events have today announced that will be headline sponsors of the nationwide Classic Gaming Championships. 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 or by contacting Replay Events direct.



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Replay Events Ltd is a unique, UK-based company specialising in the organisation of video gaming events and the supply of games consoles, computers and related equipment.

The Replay Events team are responsible for staging some of the UK’s biggest gaming shows, such Play Expo and Play Blackpool. They have also provided equipment and technical expertise to a number of other highly successful video game and technology-themed exhibitions.

Replay Events were proud to receive the Best Education Initiative award from TIGA (games industry trade body) for their work on the Games Britannia festival at Magna Science Adventure Park, July 2012 and were recently confirmed as finalists in the 2014 MCV awards.

Clients include BAFTA, Eurogamer, Science Centre Singapore, Museum of Science and Industry, nVidia, The Urbis Museum, The Gadget Show, GAME, North Tyneside Council and the National Media Museum. is the home of retro gaming, featuring NeoGeo, SEGA and Atari games consoles and handheld gaming consoles. are a UK based online retailer who specialise in retro video games consoles (NeoGeo, SEGA and Atari) and current-gen video games on PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS/DSi and PC – in both physical and digital download formats. officially launched in early 2012 but FunStock have been trading for over 7 years across major online retail platforms and networks. are the exclusive distributor of the NeoGeo

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