Dallas, Texas – (The Hosting News) – April 30, 2008 – On-demand hosting services and virtual data center provider for the small to medium enterprise (SME), SoftLayer, will sponsor eMazing Gaming, LLC’s Guitar Hero 3 competition.
The event is scheduled to take place at the Wildflower! Music and Art Festival in Richardson, Texas from May 16-18. Over 60,000 festival attendees will have the opportunity to play and watch as competitors vie for a trip to Rocklahoma, a 4-day rock concert that will feature many of the artists featured in the Guitar Hero 3 game.
George Karidis, SoftLayer Chief Strategy Officer noted, ”We are glad to sponsor the competition at WildFlower. Gaming is part of SoftLayer’s DNA. The technology and services we provide are ideal for powering the growing online gaming industry. It’s thrilling to see how each new generation of Internet-enabled game, from Guitar Hero 3 to World of Warcraft, is connecting people around the world in all new ways.”
SoftLayer’s sponsorship of the eMazing event grew out of an ongoing relationship between the companies. SoftLayer is the provider behind eMazing’s GamersZone, the online hub for all its tournaments and activities. James Tyler, Chief Executive Officer at eMazing remarked, ”There is no better solution for us than SoftLayer, with their commitment to providing the best performance and control. We look forward to seeing where and how our partnership will grow.”
Based in Dallas, eMazing produces interactive game competitions that are staged online and at events across the country. The company began as an e-sports franchise before evolving to organize the same kinds of tournaments that it was competing in, with a vision of enabling more people to enjoy the convergence of traditional and interactive entertainment.
The Wildflower! Guitar Hero 3 event is just one event in eMazing’s complete Guitar Hero 3 tournament. Players can compete online or in person at similar events in multiple states. Eight players will progress to the Central Region Finals at the Rocklahoma event, where the two best players will progress to the U.S. finals.
Headquartered in Plano, Texas, SoftLayer provides next-generation web hosting and on-demand datacenter services on a global basis from facilities located in Dallas, TX and Seattle, WA. Utilizing proprietary management tools coupled with the industry’s first network-within-a-network topology, the company delivers unprecedented power and control to securely manage IT environments while providing unparalleled scalability.
For more information about the event, please visit: www. emgamerszone.com.
To learn more about SoftLayer, please visit: www.softlayer.com.