4th Annual GigaZone Gaming Championship Saturday November 2nd 2019 in Bemidji
Free and open to all, the event includes open console and arcade gaming along with gaming tournaments.


The eSports scene in Northern Minnesota continues to speed along with the 4th annual Gigazone Gaming Championship at the Sanford Center in Bemidji, Minnesota!.

This year we’ll see Super Smash Bros Ultimate take the main stage as players from around the area compete for cash prizes and glory!

In addition to the SSBU tournament, the public is invited to participate in open console and arcade gaming throughout the day along with tournaments of Overwatch, Madden 2020, Mario Kart 8, Magic the Gathering, and Fortnite! Admission is free for tournaments at the event plus there will be chances to win great door prizes throughout. There is also a Cosplay Contest for those who dress up and embrace their inner fantasy character with prizes of up to $200 for the top costume of the weekend.

Consoles systems to try will include Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Wii U. Games on the various console systems will include Madden 2020, Mario Kart 8 and more.

“With the GigaZone providing Internet speeds up to a Gigabit per second it is the ultimate connection for the online gaming experience. Our cooperative has one of the largest rural fiber gigabit networks in the country and this event showcases the GigaZone Internet speeds and the impact it has on the overall gaming experience.” added Leo Anderson, Paul Bunyan Communications Digital Services Supervisor.

“We had such a great turnout last year and we hope even more will come to check it out this year. Concessions and GigaZone Gaming Championship merchandise which will be available for purchase too. Whether you are a competitive gamer or like me, just a casual player, the GigaZone Gaming Championship has something for everyone,” added Brian Bissonette, Paul Bunyan Communications Marketing Supervisor.

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Paul Bunyan Communications has the region’s largest and fastest all fiber optic network with over 5,500 square miles throughout most of Beltrami County and portions of Cass, Hubbard, Itasca, Koochiching, and St. Louis Counties. The Cooperative provides Broadband High Speed Internet Services including the GigaZone, digital and high definition television services, Smart Home services, digital voice services, Residential and Business IT services, and is also northern Minnesota’s certified Apple Service Center.