Friday, March 8, 2013

Viva 512 Kuwait Gaming Tournament

Photo Courtesy to Viva 512 Kuwait
Kuwait is nicely pulling off some video gaming tournaments. The banner says mostly everything. The Registration can be done online using KNET payment Gateway (CLICK HERE to go to registration page) OR by entering the Voucher details (One can purchase the Vouchers at Baroue, The Avenues. Viva 512 Kuwait on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

512KUWAIT: The important stuff about the tournament (Kuwait is +3 GMT):

  • Date of Tournament : March 2013 ( 21st, 22nd and 23rd )
  • Time on Thursday, March 21st: 4:30 pm to 10:00 pm Kuwait Time.
  • Time on Friday, March 22nd: 1 pm to 10:00 pm Kuwait Time.
  • Time on Saturday, March 23rd: 12 noon to 7:30 pm Kuwait Time.
  • VENUE : Exhibition Hall, 360 Mall, Zahra - South Surra Kuwait.
  • Tournament Type: KNOCK-OUT Tournament
  • Game: EA FIFA 13
  • Gaming Console: PlayStation 3
  • Registration is ON (Since 21st February 2013)
  • Number of Participants: 512
The most important right now for all the participant is the RULES & REGULATIONS and also the TERMS and CONDITIONS. The next important thing is the practice until the tournament date. Get to your console and enter the following Game Setting which will be applied throughout the tournament. Keep playing to get a hang under these settings (360 Mall has a Freeze Club on 3rd Floor were one can practise Playstation 3 games - They Charge money - Not free).
Match Settings
Difficulty: World ClassHalf: Four MinutesOffside: On
Injuries: OffHandball: OffCamera: Tele Broadcast
Bookings: OnTime/Score Display: OnRadar: 2D
Referee: RandomHUD: Player Name BarPitch Pattern: Default
Time of Day: 8pmWeather: ClearPitch Wear: Random
Home Team: Coin TossGame Speed: NormalStadium: Home Team
Season: Autumn/FallCommentary: EnglishTactics: Default
Defending: TacticalTeam: Club/Nation

The prize money is HUGE considering that LAST MAN STANDING get the amount of KD 5000 (US $ 17,500). Official Press release was on 19th February 2013 in Kuwait. CLICK HERE to view. The sponsors on board are a nice set. Viva, National Bank of Kuwait (NBK), Nike Store, Qualitynet, Mini Cooper, Bayt Abdullah Children’s Hospice, Ali Abdulwahab Al Mutawa Commercial Co, Goal!, Mr. Babu.com, and 52 Degrees. Electronics for the Tournament is powered by X-Cite - Alghanim Electronics.
360 Mall (Photo Courtesy to 360 Mall)
Other Bloggers that have Posted about the event
UPDATED: After three days of battling it out the tournament came to an end. The most amazing things were the increase in sponsors and also surprise appearances at the event. On Friday evening, Bader Almutawa and other members of the Kuwait National Football Team dropped by to check out the event. They even played with some of the people at Fifa13 on PS3.
Kuwait National Football Team (Photo Courtesy of Kappa.ae)
Another interesting person was Achie Tarhouchi of Panna Wonders (Facebook, Twitter and Street-Madness.com) who was present during the Viva 512 Kuwait Tournament. The video below from his facebook page talks about his invitation to Viva 512 Kuwait.
The prize distribution was done with KD 5000 being given to the Winner. The Runners-up received a fully paid ticket to watch Manchester United Match. Also the winner and runner-up received mementos  An autographed T-shirt of ManU was given also given as a Raffle Prize.
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