Network Group launch drive into gaming with #Exist2Game

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July 23, 2013 | 15:45

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The UK gaming market is currently experiencing strong growth. Estimates from PWC suggest that the global market for video games will grow to $86.8 billion in 2014 and Network Group, the UK’s premier IT reseller group, are keen to grab a share of the market.

Exist2Game will be the UK’s leading indie gaming event allowing end users to experience the latest and greatest in PC gaming technology. From hard-core professional gamers to causal players, everyone is welcome to join in as events will be held all over the UK mainly at the stores of independent computer retailers. The first event will take place on the weekend of the 28th & 29th September 2013 and already confirmed as Exist2Game venues are retailers in Birmingham, Gibraltar, Kilmarnock, Leeds, Reigate, Sevenoaks and Wrexham with more to follow soon.

“With the demise of some pure-gaming names on the high street in recent months we think the time is right for some of our members who are involved in the gaming market to take a bigger slice of market share. This initiative, the idea of Steve Lightfoot of Pudsey Computers Nr Leeds, will allow trusted retailers to showcase the leading gaming products to their customers and grow share”, said Group MD Phylip Morgan.

Steven Lightfoot’s view is that “…in our experience customers are far more likely to buy a gaming product once they’ve tried it. Hosting Exist2Game events all over the country will allow gamers to try products instore by playing in local and online trournaments running over the weekend. The tournament will be made up of the national knock out stages, where 4 or 5 person teams will play other teams from different retail stores. The winning team will then take part in a final between 4pm and 5pm on the Saturday 28th Sept. The store and gaming products will be available for customer to browse for the entire weekend, and we will also
invite any manufacturer or vendor to send along anyone wishing to give product demos in store to customers or raise their brand profile”.

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Website go live date Fri 26th July 2013

About Network Group
Network Group is the UK’s Premier IT Buying group for IT Resellers and Retailers. The group provides purchasing, sales, marketing and network services to its members. The group currently has over 50 resellers in key geographical areas of the UK, Ireland and the Channel Islands. Group turnover is now in excess of £300m.
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