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GigaZone™ Gaming Championship Returns Virtually in April

Free gaming tournaments, Cosplay contest, and Door Prizes with over $5,000 in cash and prizes

 

(Bemidji, MN) (March 2, 2021) – GigaZone™ Gaming Championship 5 will be held online three consecutive weekends in April starting April 10. The event will feature a different gaming tournament each weekend, Cosplay contest, and door prizes with over $5,000 in cash and prizes to be given away. It is free to play or watch.

This one of a kind regional gaming event showcases Paul Bunyan Communications' IT and web development team which custom built and integrated much of the online technology and leverages the speed of the GigaZone™ one of the largest rural all-fiber optic Gigabit networks in the country. The entire event is run off a single residential GigaZone™ Internet connection.

This year's main tournaments are Overwatch April 10-11, Madden 21 April 17, and Super Smash Brothers April 24. Registration for all tournaments can be done online at http://www.gigazonegaming.com It is free to enter and main tournaments are open to anyone living within the 218 area code, but space is limited. The gaming will start each Saturday at 10 a.m. It's free to watch and will be live streamed on http://www.gigazonegaming.com.

"There is a large gaming community in our area and it's been so cool to see the GigaZone™ Gaming Championship take off. While we can't get all together in person this time around, it will be a fun three weekends of fun online! said Gary Johnson, Paul Bunyan Communications CEO/General Manager.

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"Our cooperative continues to expand one of the largest rural fiber gigabit networks in the country and that brings many advantages to our members. The GigaZone™ provides extreme speed and low latency which are critical for the best online gaming experience and the GigaZone™ Gaming Championship showcases just that," added Leo Anderson, Paul Bunyan Communications Technology Experience Manager.

"There is no other gaming event like it anywhere I've seen. I'm very proud of our team for embracing the challenges in going to an all virtual platform. We invite everyone to hop online to watch or play!" added Brian Bissonette, Paul Bunyan Communications Marketing Supervisor.

For more information on the GigaZone™ Gaming Championship visit http://www.gigazonegaming.com.

Paul Bunyan Communications has the region's largest and fastest all fiber optic network with over 5,500 square miles throughout most of Beltrami County and portions of Cass, Hubbard, Itasca, Koochiching, and St. Louis Counties. The Cooperative provides Broadband High Speed Internet Services including the GigaZone™, digital and high definition television services, digital voice services, Residential and Business IT services, and is also northern Minnesota's certified Apple Service Center.

 

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