NEWS: SHOOTMANIA STORM Tourney at PAX East 2013 to Decide Final Entry in $100,000 IPL Launch Event Tourney

PAX East Attendees Can Go “From Joe-to-Pro,” Winning Free Trip to San Francisco and a Chance to Compete Against the World’s Best Players

SAN FRANCISCO – March 20, 2013 – Ubisoft® and Nadeo will host an exclusive ShootMania Storm Tournament during PAX East 2013 that will award one lucky team the opportunity of a lifetime – the chance move on and compete against professional gamers in a major $100,000 Tournament in San Francisco.  The PAX East 2013 Champion will be crowned with a free trip to San Francisco to pit their skills against the world’s elite in the IPL ShootMania Storm Launch Event Tournament and lay claim to their slice of the $100,000 prize pool.

The IPL ShootMania Storm Launch Event Tournament will be held April 6-7 at Cobb’s Comedy Club in San Francisco.  For more information or to attend the launch event tournament, please visit http://www.ign.com/ipl/all/news/shootmania-100000-launch-week-tournament.

“We know that great undiscovered players and teams are out there and what better place to find them than at PAX East – an event that brings gamers together from across the nation to share, collaborate and compete in games of all kinds,” said Josh Milligan, Senior Director, Online Strategy, Ubisoft.  “We’ve reserved the final spot in our $100,000 ShootMania Storm Tournament for the PAX East Champion so that these aspiring pros could make the leap from amateur dreamers to professional competitors.  This is an opportunity no shooter fan should miss.”

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PAX East Tournament Details

To register for the PAX East ShootMania Storm Tournament, PAX East 2013 attendees should visit the ShootMania Storm booth on Friday, March 22 to sign-up.  Players will be allowed to register as individuals (to be placed on a random team) or as a complete team of three players.  Competition play will be held during show hours on Saturday and Sunday.

The winning team will win a free trip to San Francisco as well as entry into the $100,000 ShootMania Storm Tournament to be held April 6-7 at Cobbs Comedy Club.  If the winning team cannot travel to San Francisco to compete, they will automatically receive the 16th place prize, which amounts to $2,000.

Develeped by Ubisoft’s Nadeo studio, ShootMania Storm is a fast-paced, multiplayer first-person shooter designed from the ground up for online and eSports competition.  With multiple game modes and diverse play styles, ShootMania Storm is an innovative twist on familiar multiplayer gameplay that focuses on skill, speed and strategy.  The game also offers stout community support and interaction, with an easy-to-use map-maker and sharing elements that to date have produced more than 15 player-made game modes as well as more than 20,000 player-made maps.

ShootMania Storm will be available for personal computer on April 10 via the game’s official web site and Valve’s Steam distribution service.  The game is currently in Open Beta.  For more information, to download and play the Open Beta, or to pre-order the game, players should visit www.ShootMania.com.

ShootMania Storm is part of the ManiaPlanet system and follows in the footsteps of TrackMania, Nadeo’s successful arcade racing game.  ManiaPlanet is a flexible and robust development, gaming and community platform that pushes cutting-edge graphics, enables limitless game types, and encourages incredible community participation and user-made content.

About Ubisoft:

Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 26 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2011-12 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,061 million. To learn more, please visit: www.ubisoftgroup.com.

About ShootMania Storm:

ShootMania is the second offering from ManiaPlanet, following the successful launch of Trackmania² in 2011. With this new game, Nadeo aims at bringing to the FPS genre what made TrackMania such a phenomenon: a unique competitive spirit and sense of fun, supported by the great community platform ManiaPlanet. More information on ManiaPlanet can be found here: http://www.maniaplanet.com 

About Nadeo:

Founded in 2000 and based in Paris, France, Nadeo is the acclaimed developer of the TrackMania series, gathering over 16 million players from all over the world. With the ManiaPlanet initiative, Nadeo aims at providing the best possible support to its growing community of gamers whether they come for racing with TrackMania², competitive FPS with ShootMania, or RPG with QuestMania, providing all with a unique sense of fun and competition, as well as great tools for user-generated content. More information can be found here: http://www.nadeo.com

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