Who will take home the $50,000 prize at the 3rd annual PBIC?
- 9 teams, 10 countries, more than 10K spectators expected for 3rd PBIC
- Players get the flight plus accommodation as default prize and the chance to win grand cash prize.
2013. 7. 9. Point Blank (also known as Project Blackout or PB), is an online First Person Shooting (FPS) game developed by Zepetto (www.zepetto.com). Zepetto is holding the 3rd world-wide tournament Point Blank International Championship (PBIC) in Bangkok, Thailand on between Saturday, 5th of October and Sunday, 6th of October, 2013 with a total cash prize of $50,000.
PBIC is the annual world-wide tournament of which the developer company, Zepetto, is the main and lead sponsor. Zepetto is the only FPS developer company to take the initiative of arranging and sponsoring world-wide FPS tournaments. The first annual PBIC was held in 2011 in South Korea. Point Blank players from all over the world were invited to compete in a mass competition to reveal the best and strongest team. This coming competition will be the third annual PBIC and will be hosted by Garena, which is the publisher that is in partnership with Zepetto in Thailand. Due to the remarkable growth of Point Blank in Thailand and most of all other countries, the 3rd PBIC is inviting 10 teams from 9 countries including Brazil, Indonesia, Latin America, Middle East, Philippine, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey to a two days competition to battle for the championship. Zepetto will provide a $50,000 cash prize to the winning teams and the contents and map will be designed to commemorate PBIC.
PBIC provides the opportunity for players around the world to gather in one place to battle and prove their skills at an official e-sports event. This event is an excellent source of marketing material for the publisher in 67 different countries. The players have considerable interest in PBIC since they may be selected to be the national representatives in the global tournaments. It has already proven to be extremely effective marketing.
Forrest Li, CEO of Garena said “Garena is well known for its capabilities of organizing large scale of online game events, such as Garena Star League (GSL), which was organized by us and became one of the biggest game festivals in Asia. Leveraging on our know-how and experience, we are proud to be the host of the 3rd PBIC in Bangkok where we see tremendous enthusiasms from our Point Blank gamers. We aim to bring the 3rd annual PBIC to a higher level and make it a world class game tournaments event.”
Jean Kim, Zepetto’s CEO said, “We have been receiving a lot of messages and emails from users inquiring about when the 3rd PBIC will be held this year. We have prepared not only the tournaments, but also the specialized contents for the 3rd PBIC. I am happy to announce the commencement of this year’s PBIC, as players have been waiting for a year.
At PBIC, besides Point Blank tournament, also various exciting events are prepared where online-gamers can find out the news for new developments in Point Blank, announcements, developers’ conferences, and many more events which would interest the participants and the spectators.
Point Blank is now played by over 50 million users from 67 countries throughout Asia, Europe, North and South America.
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