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Love gaming on your Android tablet? $20,000 could be yours!

May 6, 2012

The massive advances in processor, graphics, and display technologies has made gaming on a handheld device a favorite past-time for many. Not only are there hugely popular made-for-mobile games such as Angry Birds, Draw Something, and Cut the Rope, but we’re now witnessing an increase in classic PC games and far more graphic-intensive games making their way onto our smartphones and tablets, as well. Procrastination, you are our friend.

If you are one of those users who is addicted to gaming on your tablet and can go on for hours and hours — 26 hours nonstop to be specific — you now have the opportunity to make up to $20,000, courtesy of Qualcomm.

At this year’s E3 event, Qualcomm will be hosting the Snapdragon Gaming World Challenge and, in collaboration with the Guinness Book of World Records, will attempt to set the record for the longest mobile gaming marathon on a tablet. Each gamer will be using a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 provided by AT&T and each gamer will be play the same game for the duration of the event.

You can sign-up here to be a part of a lucky draw to be grab one of 120 possible spots for the qualification party that will take place on Tuesday, May 22, at 7PM in Los Angeles. 50 gamers will then be selected to participate in the main event during the E3 event on June 5 – 6.  The only catch is that you have to be a resident of California, be above 18 years of age, and of course, be available on the dates for the event.

Here’s the reason for why each of those 120 spots will likely be highly coveted with the opportunity to win hefty cash prizes and a new Android tablet:

  • Grand Prize: $20,000
  • Second: $15,000
  • Third: $7,000
  • Fourth: $5,000
  • Fifth:$3,000

Apart from the cash prizes, each winner will also receive a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9.

If you live in California, will you be attending? What game do you think will be featured for the competition? Have you ever undergone a gaming marathon lasting over 24 hours? Let us know in the comments section below.