STRATA Networks to Host Black Ops III Gaming Tournament in Vernal

STRATA Networks will host the Uintah Basin’s very first Black Ops III video game tournament on August 20, 2016 at the Uintah Conference Center in Vernal. The winning team will be awarded a $1,000 grand prize, and 2nd and 3rd place teams will also win cash prizes. Gameplay is set to begin at 10:00 AM, with the final matches broadcast on VTV Channel 6 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.

Tournament matches will be played on the PlayStation 4 gaming console and the event will follow a double-elimination format. Online registration is now open at, and will be limited to 32 four-player teams.

In addition to the main event, which spectators are welcome to view, there will be several activities that are open to the public and free to participate in. Activities include Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart on the Nintendo Wii U, and the chance to experience the latest in consumer virtual reality technology.

Gaming has long been a driver of technological development and STRATA Networks provides many of the services that modern gamers need. Fiber optic internet delivers low latency gameplay, and there are a variety of smartphones available to play the latest mobile games, like Pokémon Go.

“We hope to engage with a younger, tech savvy audience with this event and to demonstrate a dedication to serving their telecommunication and broadband internet needs,” Bruce Todd, General Manager of STRATA Networks, said.

More information, as well as official tournament rules, can be found on STRATA’s website or on their Facebook page: STRATA Gaming Series.

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