Event Will Also Include Free T-Shirts for All Participants and the Chance to Have Your Moves Captured in Special Highlights Video
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, June 5, 2008—Leading game center organization iGames today announced the details of the Alienware $7,500 PC Gaming Season Open, the latest event in its popular Gamers Tour ( www.gamerstour.com), featuring a two-day, double-elimination Counter-Strike: Source frag-fest at 8 select iGames centers in California, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Michigan, and Texas.
The event will conclude Alienware’s inaugural PC Gaming Season– a nine-week celebration of gamers and PC gaming that includes special activities, features, offers and interviews geared to enhance the PC gaming experience.
Saturday&Sunday, June 28-29, at 8 select iGames member centers across the US&Canada. Saturday will be a double-elimination local LAN tournament with a maximum of 8 teams at each of 8 participating centers (64 teams, maximum). The 8 winning teams, one from each center, will advance to Sunday, which is a WAN (online) double-elimination tournament against other LAN winners, presented in association with CEVO ( www.cevo.com). Participating centers for both days include:
• GameFrog in Winston-Salem, NC
• Gigabits LAN in Orlando, FL
• Gamestation in Cornwall, NY
• CyGamZ in Ypsilanti, MI
• Howie’s Game Shack in Westminster, CA
• Euphnet Cyber Café v3 in San Jose, CA
• The Digital Nexus in Toms River, NJ
• Xtreme Gaming Cybercafe in San Antonio, TX
WHY YOU SHOULD GO:
The event will include a $7,500 cash prize pool.
Saturday Prize Distribution:
At each of the 8 locations -
1st - Advance to Sunday
2nd - $235 Cash
Sunday Prize Distribution:
1st - $1,250
2nd - $1,000
3rd - $875
4th - $750
5th - $500
6th - $500
7th - $375
8th - $375
AND, YES, EVEN MORE REASONS:
• Highlight Video: A highlight video, featuring the best shots from the events as well as camera shots from the centers themselves, will be created by renowned eSports videographer Michael“numlocked” Cragg which will be released at www.alienware.com on July 21st.
• Free T-Shirts: All event participants will receive a free Alienware t-shirt.
Established in 1996, Alienware® manufactures high-performance desktop, notebook, media center, and professional systems. Operating under the philosophy of“build it as if it were your own,” Alienware has earned numerous awards for excellence and has become a respected brand name worldwide with systems available direct within the United States, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. For more about Alienware, go to www.alienware.com.
iGames, Inc. offers a wide range of services to help independent and franchised game centers. iGames’ mission is to promote and develop the growth of the game center industry. Its services unite game centers with the goal of establishing them as the driving force enabling the interactive entertainment industry to become the number one form of entertainment around the world. iGames has established strong relationships with industry leaders to provide a wide variety of products, services and programs to member game centers and gamers including software licensing, hardware discounts, exclusive game premieres, tournaments, and game nights. Today the company counts well over 600 centers and 1.2 million gamers per month, initiating and co-organizing more than 200 events a year. To learn more about iGames, go to www.igames.org.
About Gamers Tour
The Gamers Tour is composed of regional and national eSports tournaments managed and executed by iGames and many of the nation's leading iGames member Game Centers. The events are held throughout the year, all around the country, for the top competitive video games. The Gamers Tour in 2008 will include more than 30 tournaments and will award over $50,000 in total cash and prizes to gamers. To find out more about the Gamers Tour, including a list of upcoming events, go to www.gamerstour.com.
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