Valken Sports have signed a two year deal with Shoreline Events Ltd (UK) to deliver two European based Valken Big Game events.
The first event, The Valken Big Game: The Fort will take place in France in June 2013 at a spectacular Napoleonic Fort. A second event following in 2014.
"We are really excited to be working with Valken over the next couple of years to deliver what will be some of the most spectacular events in the world. We've absolutely no doubt that together Valken and Shoreline will deliver something astonishing for the players."
Tim Barnett, Director, Shoreline Events Ltd
The Valken Big Game: The Fort
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Date: June 14/15/16 2013
Location: Fort Paint, Blenod-Les-Toul, North East France
Ticket Price: £65 + fees
Ticket on Sale: Tuesday 22nd January 7pm (UK Time)
Paint/Pyro: Event Paint and pyro only
Player Cap: 600 players
Camping: Free of charge
Factions (150 per faction):
Schwertbrüderorden - Michael Soenning, Silverbacks, Germany
Knights of the Lionheart - Al Murray, Tippmann UK, UK
Knights Templar - Cyril Job, Marsaille Icon, France
Holy Orange Order - Redmir Prins, FUBAR, Holland
The Valken Big Game: The For will be a three day event which will also incorporate two night games and additional 'Entertainment Games'.
The venue is extraordinary - a 19th Century Napoleonic Fort set in the rolling French countryside.
The Fort is built over 4 levels, 3 of which are beneath ground. The entire complex is a labyrinth of tunnels, crawl throughs and bunkers offering a true 360 degree playing experience.
Surrounding the fort is a huge fortified woodland containing miles of concrete trenches, bunkers both above and below ground and other fortifications.
The game set up will see two 3 hour games played per day, followed by night games and Entertainment games.
There will be two distinct playing zones. The Fort Zone and the Woodland Zone.
On each zone two factions will battle.
Over the course of the event, all factions will have played each other and the results of those matches will determine the winning faction.
The Fort Zone will be brutal. Hard, close up action.....clearing tunnels and bunkers room by room using flashbangs and CQB tactics.
The Woodland Zone will be more familiar - but the addition of trenches and bunkers will make for some really interesting play.
The game designs will be intense. Short 3 hour raging battles filled with pyro and win.
Expect all the usual stuff you get at Shoreline events like a trader village, tech support, parties, decent catering, a pub, players from all over the world, good HPA, slick organisation, boss game design and a fair bit of pizzazz and theatre...........all for 65 quid.
There will be buses going from the UK on an organised trip to the event. There will be several departure points around the UK and prices for a return ticket including fuel, tolls and channel crossing are likely to be around £100. Full details regarding the Road Trip will be released in the first week of January (well before tickets go on sale) with payment not required until later.
Tickets for this event are capped at 600 players. Any ticket sales over that number will be refunded. We expect it to sell out...fast.
This is a very special event. The location is amazing. This is the first Valken Big Game anywhere in the world and whilst not Shoreline's first event we've organised in Europe - this will be a bit special.
We look forward to seeing lots of you in France in June - good luck in the ticket scramble.