Fasthosts, GameShadow and epic.LAN have joined forces to launch GameShadow Battles, a fantastic opportunity for gamers to win a combined prize fund of £10,000.

Launching on 14 May, GameShadow Battles invites gamers to take part in a series of challenges within two featured games: 'Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Challenge' and 'Counter Strike: Source Challenge'.

Up to 128 teams will be able to take part in the tournament, with each team consisting of five players.

The prize fund, which is being provided by Fasthosts, will be divided equally between the two challenges, with each £5,000 prize to be shared between the top three finishing teams. The winning teams will collect £2,750, the runners up £1,500, and bronze medalists £750.

Additional prizes will also be on offer for teams who top the weekly scoreboards. The tournament brings together the best of the best with GameShadows’ significant following, Fasthosts world class hosting services and epic.LAN providing the gaming software and administering the tournament.

Mark Townsend, CEO of GameShadow commented: “We believe that this will be a thrilling battle with some of the best gamers around the UK teaming up to win not only a cash prize but also recognition in the gaming community. We are excited to be working with epic.LAN and Fasthosts, and are grateful to them for providing the support we need for such a substantial tournament. We can’t wait for the action to start.”

Steve Holford, Marketing Director of Fasthosts, stated: “We are delighted to support this inaugural GameShadow Battles tournament. It’s a great opportunity for us to showcase to the gaming community the quality, performance and value of our range of hosted services and servers. Over a million customers rely on us every day to provide their websites, email and other online services, and as such this is a natural development and one we are delighted to partner with GameShadow and epic.LAN on.”

Jon Winkle, Managing Director at epic.LAN, commented: “We’re really excited to be involved in an online tournament on this scale. We hope that the gaming community will turn out in their droves. With the prizes on offer, it should be an unmissable opportunity for any gamer.”

About Fasthosts
Fasthosts is a leading web hosting provider. Based in the UK and operating 24x7 from its dedicated UK data centres, Fasthosts keeps over 1 million domains running smoothly and ensures over 42 million emails are delivered safely each day. All Fasthosts services, including cloud hosting, can be self-managed through the award winning Fasthosts web-based control panel. Services include dedicated servers, shared web hosting, business-class email, virtual private servers, secure online storage and unlimited broadband. Fasthosts' maintains an award-winning, highly successful reseller channel. More information on its services, including the benefits of cloud hosting, can be found at fasthosts.co.uk.

About GameShadow
GameShadow was founded in 2003 and began life providing automatic videogame patching to gamers all over the world. As of 2012, GameShadow has delivered over 8 million downloads to nearly 3 million users and serves to provide gamers with game-related content relevant to their individual game collections, along with a blog, news and user reviews.

About epic.LAN
epic.LAN was established in 2008 to bring a new series of fun LAN gaming events to the UK. The team of dedicated staff, with 8 years of industry experience, quickly established the exciting, yet slick and professional, event series. Since then, the events have grown to host highly respected offline tournaments attracting participants from the UK and beyond. Outside of the events, the company runs a thriving online community, featuring regular games nights, competitions and the newest addition of its online radio station, epic.RADIO.

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