Miniclip to Crown the World Champion of Online Pool
2004/05/17 00:00:00 AM
MiniClip.com, a leading online games web site with more than 15 million users, is hosting the “World Championship of Online Pool” with more than $10,000 in cash and prizes on the line. Billed as the largest organized online pool competition, players interested in entering can visit http://www.miniclip-tournaments.com to find out how to qualify.
The tournament will feature both 8-ball and 9-ball games, beginning on May 18th (8-ball brackets) and May 26th (9-ball brackets) with matches taking place daily at 1:00 pm (EST) and 5:00 pm (EST). The overall winners will face off on June 3rd in a grueling seven round 8-Ball championship for the crown and $5,000 cash purse. The runner up will take home the Falcon Northwest FRAGBOX portable gaming PC.
With more than 16 million online pool players, the tournament is expected to draw a huge worldwide playing audience. It also represents the first attempt to provide an organized environment where players can chat, play, interact and have fun, all while competing for cash, prizes, and fame.
According to Adeo Ressi, Game Trust CEO, “In the physical world, people get involved in competitive games to make new friends, connect with old ones, improve upon skills and of course, there’s the possibility of winning fame, fortune and a bundle of cash. These are the exact same reasons that motivate people to play online -- and they’re finding the experience just as rewarding, and for many, even more so,” explains Ressi.