PLAY Expo Manchester to Host the eSports Tournament, Red Bull 5G

PLAY Expo Manchester, the largest video game expo in the North of England, announced today that they are to host the Red Bull 5G, with the official northern qualifier of the competition taking place exclusively at the show.

Returning for its fifth year at EventCity, Manchester on October 8th and 9th 2016, the legendary video game expo promises to be the biggest and best yet, inviting the region’s best gamers to take part in the tournament, battle it out for supremacy and play for a coveted space at the Red Bull 5G final taking place in November 2016.

Originating in Japan where the first tournament took place in 2012, the Red Bull 5G is inspired by traditional 5 vs 5 martial arts tournaments, playing homage to the classic rivalry between east and west, and a growing culture of competitive gaming. With a grand prize of an all-expenses paid trip to Japan in December, those entering the tournament select their game of choice from five critically-acclaimed titles across five different genres. Gamers can choose from Hearthstone™, League of Legends™, Project Cars™, Rocket League™ or Street Fighter™ V. Are northerners better at video games than southerners? We’re about to find out!

“PLAY Expo Manchester has become an unmissable event for all gamers and we couldn’t be more excited that the eSports Tournament, Red Bull 5G will play a part in the event this October,” said Andy Brown, Director for Replay Events. “Building on the shows heritage as a ‘celebration of gaming’, this years’ event really does have has something for everyone. Retro games and arcades, AAA titles and new releases, talks and Q&A with industry legends, cosplay, pro-gaming and so much more, PLAY Expo Manchester 2016 is going to be a great day out and amazing value with everything we’ve got going on. All the latest news will be on our website, Facebook and Twitter so stay tuned for more!”

PLAY Expo Manchester is a highly popular two-day video game event, ideal for all the family and offering visitors an unrivalled experience with features, tournaments, exhibitors, industry guests, panels and so much more. Celebrating gaming and popular culture, the expo uniquely caters for casual fans and dedicated gamers alike and promises to be an event not to be missed.

Red Bull 5G is open for anyone to enter. More information and how to take part in Red Bull 5G, please visit:

For more information on PLAY Expo Manchester 2016, please visit and follow Replay Events on Facebook, and Twitter.

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