LAS VEGAS, Aug. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Actor and legendary geek culture icon, Wil Wheaton, will host the finale of the Unrivaled Tabletop Tournament Series at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino October 27-29. Wil Wheaton, famous for his roles in Stand by Me (1986), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), and The Big Bang Theory (2009-present), is also the host of a popular web series, TableTop that features Wil and his celebrity friends playing board and card games.
"Wil and his love for tabletop games makes him the ideal choice to host this inaugural event for Unrivaled," said Ian Richards, Executive Producer of the Tournament. "We want this to be an annual event and become the largest tabletop tournament of each year."
Wil Wheaton further added, "I created Tabletop because I wanted to inspire people to play more games. Eighty episodes and one spin-off series later, I feel pretty good about our mission. Tabletop gaming is more popular than ever, and I'm thrilled to be part of bringing live, competitive, tournament tabletop gaming to the world."
The Unrivaled Tabletop Tournament finale marks the end of a year-long series in which 289 game stores have hosted 1,606 satellite tournaments that led to fourteen regional tournaments all across the United States that are now leading to the finale in Las Vegas in which thousands of players will compete to become the champions of six popular board and card games. Champions will win up to $10,000 for each event and the stores that fielded the champion will receive matching prize money.
2017 is the inaugural year for the Unrivaled Tabletop Tournament Series. It features six popular board games: King of Tokyo, Munchkin, Ascension, Epic Spell Wars, Nevermore and Villagers & Villains. Satellite qualifiers took place from April through June. The fourteen regional tournaments have been held at GameWorks locations and local game stores throughout the country. All of the events are being streamed live each on oomba.tv.
"We are dedicated to involving the game stores as the sole way to qualify for the event," said Michael Williams, Founder and CEO of Oomba, the tournament's largest sponsor. "By running the satellite tournaments using the Oomba software, we can track the players and their results making this truly a national tournament."
The finale begins Friday night, October 27th with a Welcome Party at the GameWorks Las Vegas. Beginning on Saturday, the thousands of players will play down to final tables. The first three final tables will be broadcast live from the Jubilee Theater Saturday night beginning at 5:30pm. The last three final tables will be broadcast on Sunday afternoon beginning at Noon. It can be seen live on Twitch.tv, Oomba.tv, Facebook and YouTube.
For more information and to register for an Unrivaled event, visit unrivaled.com
About Unrivaled Tabletop Tournament
The Unrivaled Tabletop Tournament is the largest tabletop tournament of the year with 289 participating game stores and thousands of players competing in six board and card game titles to win an all-expense paid trip to the finals in Las Vegas October 27-29, where they will compete for a prize pool of $250,000 cash.
Oomba brings elegant organization to sports and games, including eSports, with its cloud-based tournament management system. Founded in 2012, Oomba has recently acquired GameWorks, the national chain of video game arcades/restaurants, which it is developing into the perfect location for family "game nights". Oomba is the vision of serial entrepreneur, Michael Williams, who has produced, programmed, and designed over 25 successful video games. Oomba is the largest sponsor of the Unrivaled Tabletop Tournament series.
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