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13th XLParty waiting for 50 thousand visitors

Lisbon receives XL Party for the first time

Another XLParty takes place on the 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th of July. The 13th edition of the «mega event» LAN is scheduled for the city of Maia, where more than 50 thousand visitors and 1,000 active participants are expected, committed fans of technology, namely retrogames, simulators and video games.

As part of the Maiact2010 Youth Festival, this year XLParty offers various competitions in the area of ​​Electronic Sports, to all who visit Parque Central da Maia, including tournaments of Counter Strike, PES 2010, Call of Duty, TrackMania, Gears Of War and Halo 3.

For visitors less familiar with the technologies, «but who do not pass without a good dose of adrenaline», the festival also has an area dedicated to extreme sports. The possibilities vary between the paintball it’s the air bungee, including climbing, bungee basket, abseiling, mechanical bull or fear factor.

The musical aspect is once again a major bet and, in this edition, comes out valued with the presence of Xutos e Pontapés, Virgem Suta and Anaquim.

Registration for participation is now open and can be done through registration at www.xlparty.com. Visitor admission is free.

«It will be four days non stop, with music, video games and a lot of adrenaline to make this event unforgettable for all who pass by «, promises Pedro Silveira, from the organization.

Some curious data show the «apparatus» that an event of this kind requires, with promoters mentioning, for example, that 6 km of network cable and 1 km of electrical cable are needed to assemble the XLParty, or that the necessary electrical power is higher than that used in a Xutos e Pontapés concert.