– One of the biggest international FPS tournaments, PBIC 2015 will be held from Oct 10 to 11
– For North America, PBNC will be held to select the representing team to advance to PBIC
Zepetto Co. (www.zepetto.com), the developer of the world popular free to play online shooting game, Point Blank (known as Piercing Blow in North America) announced that the annual Point Blank International Championship (PBIC) will be held at Tennis Indoor Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia from October 10 to 11. Indonesia is to be the first country to hold PBIC twice and Garena, the publisher of Point Blank in Indonesia will be co-hosting the annual event with Zepetto this year.
Celebrating its fifth year this year, PBIC 2015 will expectedly be the largest ever with a prize pot of USD 100,000. A total of eleven representing teams from ten different regions including Republic of Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Russia, Turkey, Brazil, Latin America, Singapore/Malaysia, North America and Philippines will be invited to compete for the coveted title of world champion.
The PBIC is one of the world’s largest FPS (first person shooting game) tournament started in 2011 in Seoul to celebrate with its 100 million users from 70 countries worldwide. To date, Point Blank has shown great performances in the global gaming market since its first service in 2008 and is now one of the world’s most popular online FPS game.
In North America, PBNC (Piercing Blow National Championship) 2015 will be held to select the representing team. The winner of PBNC will get the ticket to advance to PBIC 2015 where all the winners of regional champions are gathered after hard-fought qualifying matches held around the globe and compete to be crowned world champion.
Jean Kim, CEO of Zepetto said, “We are incredibly excited about the fifth annual international championship of Point Blank, an exceptional opportunity to celebrate with our passionate fans around the globe” and he added, “Zepetto will put more efforts to provide the best possible experience for our fans and furthermore, to contribute to elevate the FPS genre, offer numerous large-scaled entertaining e-Sport events of Point Blank where worldwide game players can enjoy together.”
PBIC 2015 will be streamed live to the world by streaming channel sites including Twitch.tv so that fans can enjoy the event. For more information, please visit www.fps-pb.com or the game can be downloaded for free at us.fps-pb.com.
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About Zepetto Co.
Founded in 2003, Zepetto is an award-winning game developer based in Korea. Having been consistently recognized for its technical skills by leading the initial stage of the development of online and console games in Korea, Zepetto developed its major work Point Blank. To date, Point Blank has been showing remarkable records globally since its first service in 2008 and has become the online FPS game that favoured by 100 million users across the 70 countries worldwide. With its unique game features, strict localization strategy, and seamless technical support, Point Blank has quickly become a leader among the online FPS games. For more information, please visit www.zepetto.com.
Headquartered in Singapore, Garena was founded in 2009 by Forrest Li and his friends as they aspired to transform their passion for entrepreneurship into a great company. Forrest named the company “Garena,” a play on the words “global arena”. Since its inception, Garena has seen unprecedented growth and become a leading platform provider for online and mobile entertainment and communication across Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong, serving millions of users. For more information, visit www.garena.com.