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Contest Features Top Cosplay From Around the World with Prizes up to $1500 and Trip

Kalamazoo, Michigan (April 2, 2014) – S2 Games, developers of Heroes of Newerth and the highly anticipated MOBA, Strife, today announced that they will be hosting a competitive cosplay contest at this year’s PAX East. The contest is open to all PAX East attendees and features prizes including cash, exclusive entry into upcoming events and a chance to judge a future competition. The panel of judges for the PAX East competition will include The Neo Tokyo Project’s Jason Koh and Joey Lim, winners of the inaugural cosplay competition in Singapore.

“We’re all huge fans of cosplay here at S2 Games,” said Marc DeForest, CEO of S2 Games. “The level of creativity and ingenuity that these cosplayers possess is truly astounding. We wanted to put an event together where we can honor their talent for all the fans at PAX East.”

This live event is open to all PAX East attendees and will be held at the S2 Games Strife Lounge, Room # 159, at 6PM EDT on Saturday, April 12. The contest is broken down into two categories that participants can compete in: Male and Female. Winners of each category will be awarded a cash prize of $500 and will officially be commissioned and contracted by S2 Games to create a costume based on the heroes featured in Strife. S2 will fund all the materials needed for the construction of up to $1,500. Winners will also be offered the opportunity to travel to S2’s next cosplay contest to show off what they’ve constructed. Additional prizes include judging a future competition and potentially being invited to attend other Strife events by S2 Games and its global partners.

Entry is free, but space will be limited. Competition deadline: 1PM EST Saturday, April 12. To sign up for the event and for more information, visit cosplay.s2gamescom. Any additional questions may be emailed to this dedicated address for the contest: cosplay[at]s2games[dot]com.

S2 Games will be at PAX East all three days promoting Strife, the company’s newest MOBA in room #159. Strife is currently in Closed Beta and is available to select Closed Beta testers across the globe. Strife will be available for the general public in 2014, promising a realm of conflict, competition and glory. For more information on Strife and how to obtain a closed beta code, please visit www.strife.com, or follow along on Twitter (@S2Strife), Facebook (www.facebook.com/strifethegame), and YouTube (Youtube.com/S2Strife).

About S2 Games:

S2 Games is a game publisher and developer with a mission to identify, develop, evolve and unleash the future of online multiplayer games. Since its inception in 2003, S2 has been focused on driving innovation into the global online game space, through identifying and solving industry issues, listening closely to its passionate gamer base and incorporating features that gamers truly want.

Active in sponsoring and helping drive many global tournaments for their flagship title, Heroes of Newerth, and their new title, Strife, S2 is focused on providing the best online multiplayer gaming experience and opportunities for its fans to shine. For more information on S2, please visit www.s2games.com.

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