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The Escapist is launching the first Escapist Expo, a premier consumer convention centered around games culture! The Expo will unite fans of video games, tabletop games, science fiction, fantasy, comics, music and more in a celebration of everything great in multi-media escapism!

The event will take place at the Durham Convention Center in Durham, NC for the entire weekend of September 14-16, 2012.  Carolina Games Summit has partnered with the Escapist Expo to host seven of the largest videogame tournaments on the East Coast.  The lineup includes: Halo Reach 4v4 and Mortal Kombat on Friday, Gears of War 3 4v4 and Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown on Saturday, with Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Future Soldier 4v4 and Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition finishing up the expo on Sunday.  A three day League of Legends tournament will also be held on Alienware PCs.  All console tournaments will be held on the XBOX 360.  

Attendees looking to get in on the action will need to first purchase a $30 three-day-pass or a $15 one-day-pass to the expo from or at the door.  Ghost Recon sponsored by Red Storm Entertainment, Gears of War 3 sponsored by Epic Games, and League of Legends sponsored by Riot Games are all available for just the price of admission.  All other tournaments become available with the purchase of a single $10 video game tournament pass available both online and at the door.

In addition to becoming a part of gaming history at the inaugural Escapist Expo competitors can look forward to prizes such as custom made plaques, autographed games, and competing in front of celebrity developers from studios such as Epic Games and Red Storm Entertainment.  The final rounds of the Ghost Recon 4v4 tournament will even be played on yet to be released maps with the 1st place team getting an exclusive studio tour of Red Storm Entertainment in Cary, NC.

About Carolina Games Summit
Carolina Games Summit will be held Saturday February 2nd 2013 10AM – 8PM at Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, NC.  This exciting annual event will once again deliver industry speakers, video game tournaments, concerts, exhibition booths, cos-play, educational sessions, and trading card games!  Compete against gamers from all over the country in a variety of popular tournaments.  Enjoy all your favorite platforms including arcade, computer, console games, and card gaming with both tournament and free play options available.  Additional information can be found on the official web site: 
About The Escapist
The Escapist is a multiple Webby Award-winning internet site focusing on games and entertainment. With almost 4 million fans, The Escapist is able to quickly and effectively reach the elusive young and affluent male demographic through the use of high quality editorial and exclusive video shows.  Founded in 2005, The Escapist has grown to become a leading voice in videogame culture.  The Escapist aims to capture and celebrate the contemporary videogaming lifestyle and the diverse global video game culture by way of in-depth features, thought provoking articles and relevant columns authored by leading videogame authorities, as well as cutting-edge video shorts.  Additional information can be found on the official web site: 

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