DEVASTATION Teams with Phoenix Children`s Hospital

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The Phoenix Convention Center will explode with video game tournaments and exhibitions as the annual DEVASTATION Gaming Tournament & Convention enters its seventh year this October. As the biggest gaming event in the history of the State, DEVASTATION brings devastation and phoenix childrens hospitalprofessional gamers, casual players, friends and family together for what has come to be known as an epic clash of gaming, fun and professionalism.

This year, DEVASTATION has partnered with the Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) to set an unparalleled goal. Many of the children at PCH are unable to leave their rooms. Proceeds from DEVASTATION will go toward putting a video game console in every room of the newly remodeled hospital.

“Phoenix Children’s Hospital is thrilled to have been chosen as the exclusive charity for the upcoming DEVASTATION Gaming Tournament & Convention.  We are fortunate to have such generous community partners, like DEVASTATION, that continue to help us in providing world class health care to our patients and families,” said Kathleen Rubi, Director of Special Events.

In addition to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital, DEVASTATION has partnered with a multitude of organizations this year to expand Phoenix’s most unique annual event. The $35 price of entry grants attendees access to a wide variety of tournaments, Cosplay and Costuming competitions, photo booths and a variety of other activities, support and exhibits provided by Microsoft, Capcom, Namco Bandai, SteelSeries, Creative Labs, MadCatz, Beyond Gaming, HORI, Bookmans Entertainment Exchange, LAN Speed Games, Best Buy, Castles N’ Coasters, Evil Controllers and more.

This year, DEVASTATION will be offering over $30,000 in prizes. The robust lineup of competitions include timeless classics such as Rock! Paper! Scissors! and Push-Up Contests, alongside video games like Gears of War 3, Mortal Kombat 9, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, Madden NFL 12, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, Dance Central, Halo Reach, Heroes of Newerth, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Tekken 6, Super Street Fighter II HD Remix, Soul Calibur IV, FIFA Soccer 12, Rockband 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops and Michael Jackson: The Experience.

“We are excited for this year’s event” explained Robb Chiarini, Event Director for DEVASTATION, “Not only have we increased the event over four times its size, holding it in a 90,000 sq-ft facility, but we also have the incredible privilege of benefiting the Phoenix Children’s Hospital through our efforts.”

DEVASTATION will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center, located at 100 N. Third St., Phoenix, Arizona, Friday, October 7 through Sunday, October 9, with an exclusive preview night on Thursday, October 6. Early registration is currently available at a discounted price, for single day or weekend tickets.

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