LASER VIEW: Jonathan Pastorello is training for the World Laser Titles, with next year’s event to be held at Laserzone in Warana.
LASER VIEW: Jonathan Pastorello is training for the World Laser Titles, with next year’s event to be held at Laserzone in Warana. Iain Curry

Laser tag world titles set to stun

LASER tag is more than just fun and games. It's a very serious sport.

The world's most competitive players will converge on the Sunshine Coast next year for the Laser Tag World Titles.

Laserzone at Warana has been chosen from businesses worldwide as the host venue.

The competition will bring more than 100 international visitors to the region to stay and play at the Coast. The games are held every two years, with the previous world titles held in New York and Helsinki, Finland.

Laserzone owner Annette Lasek said its selection from among many other leading venues all over the globe was exciting.

"People are already making inquiries about visiting before next year's world titles, to trial the system and see the Coast area," she said. "It's fantastic to be able to offer local people the chance to enjoy the new Nexus Generation equipment too, which is truly world class."

To meet the international competition requirements Laserzone is upgrading its technology, including new software, phasers and targets, lightweight slimline vests and new game formats, at a cost of up to $100,000.

The company will have to close its doors for the refit from September 2 to 6, reopening with a launch party for 100 guests to try out the new look.

Win tickets

Laserzone is giving away golden tickets to the public via its Facebook page for its grand reopening launch party on Friday. Go to facebook.com/LaserzoneSunshine to enter.


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