Two interns organize Bay Area's $25,000 gaming tournament Lanhammer 2013

In conjunction with college career network, Readyforce, two of the company's interns will host the $25,000 Lanhammer 2013 gaming tournament, a competition designed to network students with prospective employers, the company announced today.

The free two-day event, which aims to network college-aged students and interns with technology and startup companies in a friendly environment, will feature tournaments in games such as Star Craft 2, League of Legends, Dota 2, Street Fighter 4 and UItimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. The tournament offers a total of $25,000 in cash prizes and offers 500 player tournament slots. About 300 computers and ten PlayStation 3s will be available for competitors to use.

"Nothing of Lanhammer's magnitude has ever been hosted in the San Francisco Bay Area, and we at Readyforce are extremely excited to put together the very first of hopefully many Lanhammer gaming events," said event co-organizer, Andrew Wu, who is a University of California San Diego 2011 graduate. "We are looking forward to watching all the skilled competitors play for great prizes provided by our sponsors and Readyforce."

"We've been dreaming of running a gaming competition like Lanhammer for a long time and I'm very lucky to have Tansen and Andrew make it a reality," said Alex Mooradian, CEO of Readyforce. "Lanhammer represents Readyforce's vision of building a powerful network for college student. We are bringing together 2,000 students from around the country for an amazing weekend of fun and competition."

Lanhammer 2013 will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. PT on Aug. 17 to 18 at Dogpatch WineWorks in San Francisco. Those interested are invited to sign up for registration on the event's official website.

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