Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Game tournament tsunami disaster appeal

The place: Vue Cinema Leicester Square
The cause: The millions of victims of the tsunami disaster
The time: Sat/Sun 8th/9th Jan 2005 9am to 5pm
The prize: consoles, games, mrchandise
The price: £3 to play - £1.50 to watch

Come down this weekend and play games on the big screen against the best the UK has to offer to raise money for the millions of victims of Boxing Day's tsunami. Those who have survived face the grief of the death of their loved ones, homelessness, starvation and disease. They need our help - now's your chance.

Any questions - post a comment and I'll get right back to you.

13 comments:

beemoh said...

Anyone scrabbling around the vue cinema site searching for "Leicester Square" and is unfamiliar with London will be best looking for "West End".

http://www.myvue.com/

/b

Wesley Yin-Poole said...

Thanks - essential info I forgot - as usual

Muggzy said...

what games will there be to compete on?

Wesley Yin-Poole said...

Most of the weekend will be made up of Halo 2 slayer, but I think we might have an hour or two of Pro Evolution Soccer 4 as well.

Muggzy said...

defo defo pro evo 4!! so its gonna be on a big cinema screen? or the whole theatre? how you gonna spread time in between games if you only got one screen?

Wesley Yin-Poole said...

don't worry - we plan to run tournaments on the hour, culminating in a final at the end of the day - for Halo 2, we will have up to eight on the big screen, for PES4 it will be the same.

~J~ said...

Wish I'd known about this sooner.

Whoever thought of this wants praising a lot! Great, fantastic idea and I hope you get plenty of attendees.

Best of luck with it all.....

Wesley Yin-Poole said...

cheers mate - shame you can't come - will be taking lots of pics though so check back!

Zygalski said...

Hi. I'll be coming down to play PES4. Is it on PS2 or xbox? Can we bring our own controllers to use? Thanks.

Wesley Yin-Poole said...

It's on XBox and we have controllers - PES4 is from 12.30 to 1.30 on Sunday now that Sat is finished!

ohoneymahoney said...

its sunday now and i came 3rd!!! my mate came 1st so i can nick his new crystal xbox!!! damn midship....... woulda been nice to win but its all in aid of charity so it makes me feel better..... thanks wyp100 playing h2 in the cinema was a great experience.....

Heavy Monkey said...

Hi, really admire what you did at the weekend. I did drop by and support the event, and hope it all turned out well. I would be interested to know how things turned out - kumarlo@grandmastergames.co.uk

Zygalski said...

I went down to play PES4 and thought it was quite well run. Had a few good matches and got to the final of the PES tournament, playing with someone who had hardly played the game before.

Good stuff :-) Thank you to the organisers.