Supligen Online Gaming tournament launched
Guyana Chronicle
July 11, 2004

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SUPLIGEN through its local distributor Beepat’s have crossed all boundaries of physical and contact sports, to sponsor the first Online Computer tournament.

Dubbed the Supligen War Craft 3 tournament, the tournament targets teenagers who are inclined to Personal Computer (PC) games and are not the physically inclined sports personalities.

One of the directors of the tournament that is set for July 25, with July 26 the reserve day, Duane DeLima, said the primary focus of the tournament is to have PC Gaming in Guyana off to a better start.

The computer game War Craft 3 has been around for a few years so the directors DeLima and Dexter Sue, along with Jonathan Beepat, saw it fitting to use the game as the starting point.

DeLima said they are also trying to recruit new players and to get a better focus (insight) on the game from the public.

Sue, the other director, explained the birth of the game:

“The online gaming was started in the summer of 2001, then we thought it was good idea to bring it forward, get sponsorship and promote online gaming in Guyana.”

He further explained the rules and concept of the game.

“It’s a solo tournament-player against player in an environment where you are seeing each other rather than having persons being at home, so it will be totally different for gamers on the whole.”

The game is set in a fantasy world where there are four different types of races as in with a number of queer looking characters Orcs, Night Elves, the Undead as well as humans reminiscent of scenes out of the movie ‘Lord of the Rings’.

Beepat said PC gaming is a culture of PC players’ environment.

“This is something that they do to get away from social activities and I say if you can’t beat them join them!”

He said that Beepat’s decided to get on board because they want to promote the sports drink clear across all barriers.

The organisers are expecting 50-60 players for the tournament that will be staged at the Call Surf Net Café on Camp Street and players are required to submit two Supligen labels and fill up an entry form by July 20 to be eligible to participate.

The top prize is $15 000; second $10 000 along with trophies while there will be five consolation prizes of $5 000. The tournament caters to all skill levels.

Further information on the tournament can be acquired from the website (Guyana Online Gaming Network). (Leeron Brumell)