An excuse to blow off work on hump day
If you happen to be free next Wednesday, November 13th and are in the San Jose area, you may want to consider participating in AMD's Fan Day at the San Jose Convention Center. The Fan Day celebration is a full day of tournaments, contests, and raffles starting at 9 AM in the morning and going all the way until 8 PM at night. The mid-week event will also feature the world's first Battlefield 4 tournament consisting of 16 teams of 5 players each.
It's a single elimination tournament, though if you just want to experience BF4 without all the pressure, AMD says it will have multiple free play machines -- around 100 -- that you can hop on and play. In between gaming sessions, you can wander around and check out AMD partner booths, contests, and raffles.
AMD says to come early for a chance to win one of 250 Never Settle Forever - Silver vouchers good for up to two games. Attendees will need to roll dice, and if you roll a 5 or 6, you win. The contest will stay open until all vouchers are gone.
As for the tournaments, they'll be played on machines built by Maingear featuring an AMD FX 8350 processor, Maingear Epic 120 liquid cooling, 16GB Radeon DDR3-1866 memory, XVX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition graphics cards, 250GB Samsung EVO SSD, Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 motherboard, 24X DVD burner, 750W EVGA PSU, and Windows 8 Pro.
First prize is a Maingear system awarded to all five players on the spot. Those who come in second will receive an AMD FX-8350 processor, and in third place AMD is giving away A10-6800K processors.
For more information, check out AMD's Fan Day page .