May 03 AT 7:36 PM Taylor Wimberly 20 Comments

Qualcomm has $50k in cash prizes if you can game on a tablet for 26 hours straight

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Think you could game on a tablet for 26 hours in a row? Ever dream that your name would appear in the Guinness Book of World Records? Want a shot at $50,000 in cash prizes?

Today Qualcomm announced they are working with the Guinness Book of World Records to host the first ever Snapdragon Gaming World Record Challenge at this year’s E3. Gamers will be provided with a Snapdragon-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and then be challenged to play the latest Android games to beat the record of Longest Video Games Marathon on a Tablet.

Qualcomm tells us they have partnered with popular developers Gameloft, Halfbrick, Sega, NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., Glu and Com2Us, so there should be plenty of games to keep you going.

If you live in the Los Angeles area, and we know a lot of you do, then you should register for the qualification event that is taking place later this month. Anyone who is a California resident and over the age of 18 can sign up, and they will be entered into a random drawing for one of 120 spots for the qualification party.

Qualification Party details include:

  • What: Snapdragon Gaming World Record Challenge Qualification
  • Where: Lexington Social House, 1718 Vine St., Hollywood, CA
  • When: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 7:oo PM
  • How: Register now

Once the 120 participants have been chosen for the qualification event, they will compete on one game that will be announced at the event. The top 50 Challengers will win a coveted seat for the Snapdragon Gaming World Record Challenge at E3 from 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 5 through to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 6.

Those who are lucky enough to qualify for the World Record challenge will have a chance to score some serious cash prizes and a new Android tablet.

Prizes include:

  • Grand Prize – $20,000 and a Samsung Galaxy 8.9 Tab
  • Second Prize – $15,000 and a Samsung Galaxy 8.9 Tab
  • Third Prize – $7,000 and a Samsung Galaxy 8.9 Tab
  • Fourth Prize – $5,000 and a Samsung Galaxy 8.9 Tab
  • Fifth Prize – $3,000 and a Samsung Galaxy 8.9 Tab

We love Android games and I’m thinking about attending, so let us know if you register and plan to attend. Are you up to the challenge?

Source: Qualcomm

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