New York - June 07, 2007 - The World Series of Video Games, Presented by Intel (WSVG), the world circuit of video game tournaments, today announced the official lineup of official suppliers for the organization's second season circuit, comprised of some of the world's most popular leading brands for gaming-focused products.
This season's cutting-edge PC competition systems will feature products from NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in graphics processing units, Creative (NASDAQ: CREAF), the worldwide leader in digital entertainment products; and Patriot Memory, a global provider of premium memory module and flash memory solutions.
"Gamers all over the world recognize the incredible quality found in the graphics processors from NVIDIA; the soundcards, keyboards, mice and headsets designed by Creative; and RAM memory powered by Patriot," said Matthew Ringel, president and commissioner of the World Series of Video Games. "We wanted nothing but the best technologyused in our competition systems and we're very proud to work with such leading companies for our second season."
NVIDIA will be present at each of the events with a large booth for exhibition tournaments and product showcases. They are also enabling special free registration to the Bring-Your-Own-Computer LAN Party at the WSVG Dallas Event July 5-8. The offer is available to all who book rooms at the Gaylord Texan Resort between now and June 11.
"Last year's season for The World Series of Video Games was tremendously successful, so we wasted no time in ensuring that top gamers are using the most important piece to the gaming experience," said Ujesh Desai, General Manager, Desktop GPUs, of NVIDIA Corporation. "By bringing our top-of-the-line Graphics Processors to the World Series of Video Games we're able to provide the ultimate gaming experience for the competition."
"Creative has worked closely with professional gamers to design and develop products that improve performance and providea true competitive edge," said Steve Erickson, VP of audio for Creative. "We're excited to equip the World Series of Video Games with Creative gaming solutions so the world's best gamers can enhance their gaming arsenals and compete at the highest level."
"We are very excited about our partnership with the WSVG," said John Diamonon, Patriot's marketing manager. "Patriot recognizes that the WSVG is instrumental in bringing e-sports to the mainstream. Our support of the series indicates that we, too, are strong and steadfast proponents of the gaming community."
The World Series of Video Games, Presented by Intel is currently in the midst of its second season, with five more events scheduled to follow a strong debut in Wuhan, China last month, where nearly 100,000 attendees showed up over the course of four days. Four upcoming events will air in special CBS Sports weekend coverage throughout 2007.
Schedule of Upcoming WSVG Events:
EVENT DATE VENUE AIRDATE ON CBS
June 21 - 24 Louisville, Kentucky Sunday, July 29
July 5 - 8 Dallas, Texas Sunday, August 19
October -- TBA Major European city N/A
October 18-21 Los Angeles, California Saturday, November 17
Nov. 29 - Dec. 2 Jönköping, Sweden Saturday, December 15
About The World Series of Video Games
The World Series of Video Games is the world's premier video game tournament circuit, which recently began its second season. In 2006, the World Series of Video Games attracted more than 90,000 attendees, produced 250 hours of broadband video, and 20 hours of programming on CBS, MTV, CSTV and GamePlay HD. Registration for all events, a full list of rules and all prizing for circuit events is available on the WSVG website at www.thewsvg.com.
About Intel Corporation
Intel, the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies, products and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com
NVIDIA Corporation is the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies. The Company creates innovative, industry-changing products for computing, consumer electronics, and mobile devices. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit www.nvidia.com.
Creative (NASDAQ: CREAF) is a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products. Famous for its Sound Blaster sound cards and for launching the multimedia revolution, Creative is now driving digital entertainment on the PC platform with products like its highly acclaimed ZENT portable audio and media players. Creative's innovative hardware, proprietary technology, applications and services leverage the Internet, enabling consumers to experience high-quality digital entertainment -- anytime, anywhere.
About Patriot Memory
Patriot Memory offers a full range of premium memory module solutions for desktop, notebook, server, storage systems as well as mobile applications. Patriot solutions include Extreme Performance for extreme gamers and PC enthusiasts, Signature Lines for reliability, quality and value upgrades, and a Flash memory line for PC and mobile applications. Patriot Memory is a member of JEDEC, the Apple Developer Connection, the Intel Developer Forum, the SD Association and the MMC Association. Patriot Memory is headquartered in Fremont, California, USA, and has sales offices located throughout USA and Asia. For more information, please visit our website at www.patriotmemory.com.
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