5th GigaZone Gaming Championship, Virtual Edition, will be held April 10th, 17th, and 24th! GZGC21 is free to compete, giving away over $5000 in prizes and giveaways!


The eSports scene in Northern Minnesota continues to speed along with the 5th Gigazone Gaming Championship, Virtual Edition, held online and streamed on Twitch.

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

In addition to the SSBU there will be tournaments in Overwatch, Madden 2021, and a Cosplay Contest for those who dress up and embrace their inner fantasy character.

“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.