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25th Anniversary of Nintendo World Championships to be celebrated in Denton, Texas
Video game personalities are coming together to celebrate launch of 1990 gaming competition tour, which kicked off in Dallas almost a quarter century ago.
Multi-media and pop culture personality Patrick Scott Patterson is teaming with Freaks and Geeks at 1629 N. Elm Street in Denton this Saturday and Sunday to celebrate this key even in competitive video gaming history.
"Nobody had attempted a video game competition on such a grand scale before the NWC did," said Patterson, who reached the Dallas semi-finals in 1990. "Over a million players took part in the competition as it went across North America that year and it all started right here in North Texas. The true birth of eSports started here. It is important to recognize and celebrate this history."
Among the activities in the two-day celebration includes a visit from Thor Aackerlund, the Plano resident who eventually stood at the sole winner of the nationwide tour's finals in Universal Studios Hollywood, along with competition on the NES Remix 2's Nintendo World Championships Remix on the Wii U, a screening of films related to the competition and more.
The events kick off at 3 p.m. at Freaks and Geeks on both Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
About Patrick Scott Patterson: A 33-year plus veteran of the video game world, Patterson appears in film, television and live events across the country to speak about video game history and culture both past and present. He most recently appeared in the critically acclaimed film World 1-1, which chronicles the early history of Atari and is part of the cast in upcoming film Nintendo Quest, which speaks to the legacy of the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System.
Patterson is available for media interviews about this event both leading into and during the event itself. Contact him at (940) 231-1211 with inquiries.
About Freaks and Geeks, LLC: This Denton shop, which opened in January 2015, sells both modern and vintage video games and merchandise, comic books and collectible toys. The shop also often features a variety of local geek and pop culture art and items from local artists and a variety of video game tournaments.
Freaks and Geeks owners Alec Featherstone and Beth Baalman can be reached for comment at (940) 808-0481.
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