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Sign-ups Now Open for Next Tournament Starting Friday, Feb. 21

KARLSHAMN, Sweden—Feb.11, 2014—Independent studio Dead Shark Triplepunch today announced they’re working with Europe’s largest eSports league, Electronic Sports League (ESL), who will administer and host future online tournaments for Epigenesis. Epigenesis is an online multiplayer arena sports game in which two sides are locked in a never-ending fight for world domination by playing ball.

The next tournament takes place next Friday, Feb. 21 and will last until Sunday, Feb. 23. Dead Shark Triplepunch will stream the tournament here: http://www.twitch.tv/deadsharktriplepunch Players only need a team of three and can sign up here: http://www.esl.eu/eu/epigenesis/3on3/qpadcup1/

In addition to ESL hosting and ladder organization, tournament prizes include:

  • Three QPAD QH-90 PC gaming headsets engraved with the Epigenesis logo for the winning Team
  • Three QPAD mouse pads for the 2nd place team
  • Dead Shark Triplepunch T-shirts for the top three teams

In this non-lethal ball game of the future, players leap across platforms suspended high up in the air trying to get a ball located in the middle of the arena and score goals against their opponents. Each player carries a gravity cannon capable of pushing enemies (and friends) down from the heights of the arena.

When a player scores, that player receives a genetically modified super-seed and gets the opportunity to plant it onto a platform to capture it. To win the game, players must capture towers and construct a node system from their goal post all the way to their opponents’ goal post. If this hasn’t happened by the time that the clock reaches zero, the team with the most points win. Teamwork, tactics and precision are key to winning eternal glory in the game of Epigenesis!

Epigenesis is currently in beta and is available via early access on Steam for $9.99:

Epigenesis won Make Something Unreal Live (2013) hosted by Epic Games and won Game of the Year from the http://gameawards.se/. For more information about Epigenesis, please visit the website: http://www.epigenesisthegame.com.

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About Dead Shark Triplepunch
Dead Shark Triplepunch is an indie developer team consisting of nine crew members based in the city of Karlshamn, which lies in the southern parts of Sweden. They are currently working on the Non-lethal FPS Domination/Ball game Epigenesis while studying game development at the Blekinge Institute of Technology.

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