Atari and Antstream Arcade invite fans to participate in a massive, week-long online Asteroids tournament

Atari — one of the world’s most iconic consumer brands and entertainment producers — is excited to announce a world-first online streaming tournament for Asteroids®, the all-time classic arcade game, in conjunction with partners Antstream Arcade, the world’s first and largest retro game subscription service.

Celebrating the upcoming launch of the Atari VCS and the arrival of Antstream Arcade’s beta service in the United States, players will be able to go head-to-head and rise on Antstream’s leaderboards in the first ever Atari-sanctioned streaming tournament, taking place June 26th to July 2nd.

Atari® fans will be able to have a sneak peak at how the iconic roster of titles will play on the Antstream service, with the Atari VCS due to launch with a free 30-day trial to all Antstream titles, in addition to the hallmark Atari® catalog.

When: 

  • Tournament runs from June 26 to July 2

What:

  • This will be the first time U.S. gamers will be able to participate in Antstream Arcades Full Throttle challenge in Asteroids®, where players will find their ship’s thrusters permanently on, shooting disabled and the difficulty taken to the next level!
  • The top 3 players will receive an annual Antstream membership, with all players able to enter via a free 7-day trial of Antstream using the code ‘AtariTrial7’ (no credit card required).

Where:

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About ATARI

Atari, comprised of Atari SA and its subsidiaries, is a global interactive entertainment and multiplatform licensing group. The true innovator of the video game founded in 1972, Atari owns and/or manages a portfolio of more than 200 games and franchises, including globally known brands such as Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command® or Pong®. From this important portfolio of intellectual properties Atari delivers attractive online games for smartphones, tablets, and other connected devices. Atari also develops and distributes interactive entertainment for Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony game consoles. Atari also leverages its brand and franchises with licensing agreements through other media, derivative products and publishing. For more information: www.atari.com and www.atari-investisseurs.fr

The Atari shares are listed in France on Euronext Paris (Compartment C, ISIN FR0010478248, Ticker ATA) and are eligible for the Nasdaq International Designation program in the United States (OTC Market – Ticker PONGF).

About Antstream Arcade:

Antstream Arcade was founded by Steve Cottam in 2013 and is headquartered in London, England. Over the last few years it has become the world’s first and largest retro game subscription service and has amassed the largest collection of retro games titles available in one place.

Antstream is all about the challenge – a streaming retro service that makes classic games available on-demand on all your devices. A monthly subscription gets players access to over 1,000 video games spanning arcade hits, classic console platforms from Atari and Sega, and beloved home computers including the C64, Amiga and ZX Spectrum.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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