Media Event to Kick Off 2007 World Final
Championship Gaming SeriesTM (CGS), the only worldwide professional gaming league will hold its inaugural World Final December 6-14 at Sony Studios in Los Angeles. At the highly-anticipated showdown, 12 top CGS teams from around the world will battle each other for their share of an unprecedented $1,000,000 total prize purse, of which $500,000 will go to the World Champion team.
In what will become an annual platform for the world’s best gamers to compete professionally, the inaugural CGS World Final will be broadcast on television to more than 350 million viewers by DIRECTV’s The 101 in the U.S., BSkyB’s Sky One, Sky Two and Sky HD in the UK, ESPN STAR Sports in Asia, SKY in Mexico and Brazil, DIRECTV throughout the rest of Latin America, and across mainland Europe via additional soon-to-be confirmed broadcast partners.
CGS WORLD FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE
WHAT: Join CGS Commissioner/CEO Andy Reif and Eric Shanks, DIRECTV’S Executive Vice President of Entertainment as they share important league news and officially kick off the 2007 CGS World Final. They will discuss the latest pertaining to the World Final while also announcing exciting developments for the 2008 season. Additionally, both Andy and Eric will address audience questions and be available for one-on-one conversation immediately following the press conference.
WHO: Andy Reif, Commissioner and CEO, CGS
Eric Shanks, Executive Vice President, Entertainment, DIRECTV
WHEN: Thursday, December 6, 2007
WHERE: Radisson Hotel (press conference) Sony Studios (event)
Playa Vista Meeting Room Sound Stage 29
6161 W. Centinela Ave. 10202 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230 Culver City, CA 90232
CGS WORLD FINAL EVENT
WHAT: CGS World Final
WHEN: December 6-14
WHERE: Sony Studios
December 6 (7:00p-10:00p PST): First round day 1
December 7 (7:00p-10:00p PST): First round day 2
December 8 (9:00A-1:00p PST): WoW:BC 2v2 CGS Championship (Competition will be webcast on thecgs.com)
December 9(12:00p-6:00p PST): Individual World Final (Competition will be webcast on thecgs.com)
December 10 (7:00p-10:00p PST): Quarterfinals day 1
December 11(7:00p-10:00p PST): Quarterfinals day 2
December 13(7:00p-10:00p PST): Semifinals
December 14(7:00p-10:00p PST): Final
RSVP: ACCOMMODATIONS ARE LIMITED. To attend, please email Heather Mumm at
Heather.Mumm@fleishman.com to RSVP no later than December 2, 2007.
ABOUT CHAMPIONSHIP GAMING SERIES
Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, the Championship Gaming Series™ (CGS) is the only worldwide professional video gaming league. Launched in 2007, and a joint venture between BSkyB, DIRECTV and STAR, CGS features teams of the world's best gamers from North America, Latin America, the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. The league distributes entertainment content to more than 350 million viewers worldwide via DIRECTV in North America and Latin America, BSkyB in the UK, and STAR in Asia and Australia. CGS sponsors include Mountain Dew, Dell XPS and Xbox 360.
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