MENLO PARK, CA - June 24, 2007 - Xfire, one of the fastest growing online gaming communities in the world with over 7.5 million registered users, and the Electronic Sports World Cup (ESWC), the biggest E-Sports event in Europe, today announced a partnership to present the ESWC Grand Final to gamers everywhere. Held in Paris, France from Thursday, July 5 through Monday, July 8, Xfire will be on location to offer gamers around the world direct access to the championships.
"We are excited to partner with ESWC as they are one of the most prestigious gaming events in the Industry," said Frederic Descamps, Senior Director of Marketing and Business Development, Xfire. "Now, those fans that cannot be in Paris for the ESWC Grand Final will still be able to take part in the action by participating in the series of Xfire online events."
"Xfire understands the importance of the ESWC Grand Final event to the global gaming community," said Matthieu Dallon, president of the ESWC organizing committee. "We are thrilled that they will be connecting gamers to all the excitement."
Via Xfire, gamers will be able to meet, chat and play with the champions through the following events:
Official ESWC Press Conferences: Xfire is organizing the official ESWC Press Conferences, taking place directly after the staged matches, in which on-site media and Xfire users will be able to ask questions and get answers from the best video gamers in the world.
"Play With The Pros" Sessions: Online through Xfire, gamers from around the world have the unique opportunity to meet and play with the pro gamers in-between their official tournament matches.
About Xfire, Inc.
Xfire, Inc. is one of the fastest growing online gaming platforms and communities in the world helping gamers to easily connect, chat, and play with their friends online. Xfire is a free service that allows gamers to easily browse for game servers, chat with friends through IM and voice chat and download the latest updates and additions to their favorite games. With more than seven million members in over 100 countries, Xfire is an international community connecting gamers across the globe. Xfire is a wholly owned subsidiary of MTV Networks and is based in Menlo Park, CA.
About the Electronic Sports World Cup
ESWC is a sporting project designed, produced and managed by a European company of events production, communication and computing development, specialized in video games and electronic sports: Games-Services. Since year 2000, the video games events and the activities of Games-Services have given rise to the publications of more than 2000 national and international press articles, the production of more than 500 hours of TV reports, and more than 2,000,000 Internet reviews all around the world. Games-Services manage directly all the logistic, marketing and sports sides of the events produced. Games-Services run all the computing development, hosting and administration of his Internet activities. Games-Services supervise the international Electronic Sports World Cup preliminaries and directly produce the qualifiers in France and the Grand Final. http://www.games-services.com