XMission Sponsors Sixth Annual Protocol 42 LAN Party and Online Gaming Tournament in Salt Lake City

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Salt Lake City, UT (October 16, 2007)– XMission, Utah’s largest independent Internet service provider, has teamed up with LAN Party hosting organization Protocol 42, as a sponsor of the organization’s sixth annual LAN Party and tournament, which is scheduled to take place from Saturday, October 20 to Sunday, October 21 in Salt Lake City.

Building upon the success of its previous five years of LAN tournaments, and with the support of sponsors like XMission, Protocol 42 will continue to extend the capacity of the 2007 tournament, making this the largest LAN party in Protocol 42’s history.

Open to online gamers of all ages and abilities, Protocol 42 will provide networking, power and connectivity to all tournament participants, enabling them to play some the world’s most popular online PC games in a live, fully-interactive tournament environment. A small sample of hosted games will include Medal of Honor: Airborne, Counterstrike Source, Team Fortress 2, Half Life 2, Quake 3, Age of Kings, Age of Mythology, Doom 3, Everquest, Starcraft, Star Wars Battlefront, World of Warcraft, Unreal Tournament 2004 (UT2K4), and Warcraft, among many others.

Tournament Facts at-a-glance

The tournament is scheduled to begin on Saturday, October 20 at 10 a.m. (MT) and will conclude on Sunday, October 21 at 4:00 p.m. (MT) – and will run for an estimated 30 hours. The event’s location is as follows and provides free parking:

   Ray Olpin Union Building 
   Grand Ballroom
   200 South Central Campus Dr.
   Salt Lake City, UT

The Protocol 42 team recommends that tournament participants bring convenience items to the event such as headphones, gaming accessories (joysticks and game pads), preferred games, power strips, comfortable chairs, and snack items. Free soft drinks will be provided, and participants can purchase specialty beverages like Gatorade and BAWLS! at the event. Admission to the event is $20 in advance or $30 at the door. To purchase admission, or to learn more about the 2007 LAN party tournament, please visit http://www.protocol42.com.