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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Four years in, Old School RuneScape’s authentic 2007 PvP gameplay is attracting more players than ever

It’s time to party like it’s 2007 as Old School RuneScape, the revived and original vanilla MMORPG, marks its fourth anniversary with in-game celebrations, additional world servers for its increasing player base, and the announcement of its next high-profile eSports tournament.

Introduced in February 2013, Old School RuneScape takes players back in time to deliver a recreation of Jagex’s iconic MMORPG as it was 10 years ago. Since its resurrection, Old School RuneScape has continued to embrace, celebrate, and expand on its origins to provide a truly nostalgic PvP experience for its growing legions of players.

Old School RuneScape is treating itself to a birthday present with the addition of multiple new world servers. Adding more space to the game world to satisfy the expanding player numbers, the new servers will enable tens of thousands more to join with the hundreds of thousands who play the vintage MMO every day.

From today, Old School RuneScape is also hosting an in-game event that invites players to don their party hats and make merry with iconic game characters such as Party Pete and King Roald, and ultimately receive birthday-themed rewards.

For such an authentically low-fi game, Old School RuneScape continues to build a high profile presence in eSports. Premiered in 2016, Old School RuneScape’s Deadman tournaments offer the ultimate in high-risk, high-reward as players compete in an unrelenting, player-vs-player survival game mode.

Deadman Invitational 5, the first of 2017’s tournaments, is now open for registration. This hardcore competitive gaming tournament will see players fight to the death, with a 2000:1 chance of survival, in a bid to secure a $10,000 prize. Players can now register their interest in Deadman Invitational 5, which will see the final take place at ESL studio 1 in Leicester, UK, on the 25th March.

“This year is a double anniversary for Old School RuneScape; not only does the game celebrate its fourth birthday, but it’s also the 10th anniversary of the ‘snapshot’ server we used to bring Old School to life,” said Mathew Kemp, producer, Old School RuneScape.

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