FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Marketing and Technology Department Manager
5728 Williamson Rd. NW
Roanoke VA 24012
STARCITYGAMES.COM OPEN SERIES COMING TO THE 2012 ORIGINS GAME FAIR
ROANOKE VA - January 20 2012 - StarCityGames.com the world's largest Magic: The Gathering™ secondary market retailer is proud to announce a StarCityGames.com Open Series weekend at the Origins Game Fair on June 2-3 2012. This includes a full slate of Open Series events for both days with a Standard Open on Saturday as well as a Legacy Open and two Draft Opens on Sunday.
This partnership marks the first time the StarCityGames.com Open Series has held an Open Series weekend during a convention. The StarCityGames.com Open Series is the world's largest independent Magic: The Gathering™ tournament series featuring events throughout the continental United States. Top 8 competitors in the Standard and Legacy Opens along with Draft Open winners are qualified for any of the four annual StarCityGames.com Invitational tournaments each of which feature a prize payout of $50000.
“We're very excited to bring the Open Series to Columbus as part of the Origins Game Fair” says StarCityGames.com President Pete Hoefling. “If you enjoy playing Magic you definitely won't want to miss it.”
“We hope Magic players are as thrilled about this opportunity as we are” says John Ward Executive Director at GAMA. “I think it will be great for the fans to participate in the tournament and then be able to check out the other events that the Origins Game Fair has to offer.”
“This represents a new venue for Open Series events and we expect to have great success in Columbus in June” says Evan Erwin head of marketing for the company. “We are very excited to bring a large competitive Magic: The Gathering event to so many players and hope to show those who haven't played the game in a while how far tournament Magic has come.”
StarCityGames.com is located in Roanoke VA and has been the world's largest Magic: The Gathering™ secondary market retailer for over a decade. Since the creation of the StarCityGames.com Open Series in 2010 the company has led the worldwide Magic: The Gathering independent tournament circuit expanding the series every year since its inception.
The Origins Game Fair is held annually in Columbus OH and is one of North America's most prominent gaming conventions. Origins Game Fair takes place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center on May 30 to June 3. Origins is run by GAMA and is specifically chartered to serve gaming in general while also appealing to art and writing enthusiasts.