April 07, 2009 // Franchising.com // Newport Beach, Calif., – Gamer Doc™, the retail video game store franchise that delivers a new and interactive customer experience, today announced that it will award a $4,000 USD cash prize to the winning four-man team in its first Open Class International Halo 3 Tournament. The winning teams from the Gamer Doc stores in Bear, Delaware; Burlington, Ontario; Highland Park, California; and Springfield, Pennsylvania will compete on Saturday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. ET for the winner-take-all grand prize of $4,000 USD.
Registration is now open at each Gamer Doc location, and there is a $50 USD entry fee per team. The last day to register for the tournament is Friday, April 24. Double-elimination in-store tournaments begin on Friday May 1, with the final store winners determined on Saturday, May 16. Two weeks later, the winning team from each Gamer Doc will compete in the international store-to-store, single-elimination tournament for cash prizes.
In addition to the $4,000 USD grand prize, a cash prize of $1,000 USD will be awarded to the second place team, and the third place team will win $500 USD. Players who are under the age of 18 must have a signed parental consent form to enter. Complete tournament rules and regulations are available at Gamer Doc stores.
"This is the first international tournament we are sponsoring, and we think it will create a lot of excitement in the gaming community and will draw the best players from miles around the store locations," said Jim Belanger, president of Gamer Doc. "Gamers love to compete, and this tournament is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for them to show off their skills to other players across North America. These events are also great fun to watch, and we look forward to having the players, as well as their friends, families and fans come in and enjoy the Gamer Doc experience."
Gamer Doc is an innovative franchise concept that offers the opportunity to own, develop and operate a retail video game emporium. Launched in December 2007, Gamer Doc delivers a new and interactive experience to all customers. From dedicated gamers to Mom or Dad who want to try out a game, trade-in some old games or check out the latest titles and consoles from Microsoft®, Nintendo®, and Sony®, all customers will enjoy the ultimate gaming experience. Gamer Doc offices are located in Newport Beach, Calif.