KFC Gaming has launched its own retro esports tournament where £10,000 and a custom KFC arcade machine are up for grabs.
The Hot Winger 64 is a multi-game cabinet with a host of top retro games and two sets of controls for multiplayer. It’s a one-off and can only be won in the tournament that kicks off tomorrow, Friday 25 June 2021.
In addition to the winner’s prizes, the rest of the overall £30,000 prize pot will go to runners-up.
Sadly, you can’t compete yourself in the main event – unless you are one of the 16 pre-chosen “creators”. However, you will be able to follow the action online, via KFC Gaming’s Twitter, Instagram and TikTok feeds, and there will be an additional chance to win a Hot Winger 64 in a community Arcade Showdown event.
16 challengers £30k prize pool One Hot Winger 64 pic.twitter.com/gGUVczbgDC
— KFC Gaming (@kfcgaming) June 23, 2021
The 16 contestants will be playing Tetris on Friday, Space Invaders Extreme on 2 July, and a community-selected mystery game on 9 July. Whereas, you will be able to enter the separate showdown by signing up from 6pm BST on Monday 28 June, nabbing a high score on the chosen game and posting it to the leaderboard.
The community event will run through to the end of play Friday 9 July. The sign-up link will be available on the KFC Gaming Twitter feed.
The Hot Winger 64 reminds us of the KFConsole unveiled at the tail end of last year. Designed in conjuction with Cooler Master, it’s a PC-based machine with a special heating draw to keep your chicken at the right temperature.
Despite it being a real product though, we haven’t heard much about it since.
Still, we do have the confirmed release of the Xbox Mini Fridge in the meantime to keep us happy.
Wonder what’ll be next? A McDonald’s handheld in the shape of a Filet-O-Fish? Or a Subway VR helmet that also emits the smells of a Meatball Marinara?
We can only hope.