Allods Online presents the Skrakan Cup

Press Release

For immediate release

Dublin, Ireland– May 6th, 2010– Allods Online, the subscription-less Fantasy MMORPG published by Gala Networks Europe on the gPotato.eu portal, preparing for its first Goblin-O-Ball tournament, The Skrakan Cup, coming to the European servers on May 19th, 2010.

Are you a passionate soccer player? Do you like being watched by a huge audience while doing some‘magic’ with a ball? Become a star and fight for the fame and glory of your team in the Skrakan Cup– the first ever, in-game soccer championship in an MMORPG.

Just follow some easy steps and you will be a part of the biggest event so far, prepared by the Allods Online team. Simply register your team of eight players at the Guild Portal from May 7th-17th, 2010. A calendar will be provided, with all registered teams and matches, which will be posted on May 19th.

All participants, from the lucky winners to the unlucky losers, will be generously rewarded with fantastic in-game and real prizes! Register today and use the remaining days to prepare for the Goblin-O-Ball tournament.

Be the BoM! The referee will choose the best player of each match to honour as the‘Brute of the Match’! Their avatar and name will be immortalised on the Allods Online forum, Facebook and Guild Portal.

The event will be covered extensively throughout. Every Wednesday and Friday details of the winners and who will be playing next will be posted.

Several off-line side events will be run during the Cup so stay tuned for more detailed information on the official European website at: http://allods.gPotato.eu.

Play Allods Online for free and discover the unique universe and features of an AAA MMORPG. Just register for a free gPotato.eu account and download the game at

http://en.allods.gpotato.eu/Download/Client.aspx.

About Allods Online

Allods Online is a subscription-less, AAA MMORPG set in a fantasy space opera universe. Developed by Astrum Nival, the development studio owned by Mail.Ru and published across Europe in English, French, and German by gPotato.eu. Allods Online has just won the award of the Most Anticipated MMO in 2009, in the readers choice awards of MMOsite.com.

Allods Online features unique player-built and player-controlled astral battleships and the dynamic Astral space to explore, and creates a new standard of co-operative gameplay. Join one of the two factions at war and discover the deep storyline by choosing from one of the 28 classes available and six distinct races. Customise your character and pet with the rich creation system, and level up by completing over 1,500 quests at launch and confronting over 300 unique creatures. Explore and fight your way through dungeons, castles and temples as a group or raid. Allods Online also features Faction vs Faction, Player vs Player and Ship vs Ship combat mechanisms. Players can register and download this free MMO game at the official European website– http://allods.gpotato.eu

About Gala Networks Europe Ltd.&gPotato.eu

Gala Networks Europe Ltd. is a leading European free-to-play online games publisher. It operates the gPotato brand in Europe by hosting, publishing and distributing free online games through the www.gPotato.eu portal. Established in Dublin, Ireland in 2006, it operates a portfolio of MMORPGs including Flyff, Rappelz, Street Gears, Dragonica, Allods Online, Castle of Heroes and Canaan Online. The gPotato.eu portal is now a major destination for online gamers with over four million users. An eighth game, currently going under the working title "Project 9" will be released during 2010. Further information on the company can be found at http://www.gala-net.eu.

About Mail.ru

Mail.ru is the foremost Russian Internet portal, serving the entertainment and communication needs of the global Russian-speaking community with a comprehensive array of more than 40 services. Among these are the largest Russian free e-mail service, popular instant messenger Mail.ru Agent, national social network My Mir@Mail.ru, search engine Poisk@Mail.ru, and hosting for photos, videos and blogs. With over 50 percent market share and more than 40 titles to satisfy a full range of individual preferences, Mail.ru Games is the leading Russian online gaming publisher. Its extensive portfolio includes internally developed hits like Allods Online (created by Astrum Nival) and Legend: Legacy of the Dragons as well as successful international licenses such as Perfect World II, Lord of the Rings Online, Silkroad Online, ZX Online, Cross Fire and ZT Online. Mail.ru's eight Russian offices are in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Nizhniy Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Chelyabinsk, Samara and Kazan. The company also has international locations in Kyiv, Ukraine and Hamburg, Germany. Additional information is available at www.mail.ru.

Social Networks

English Guild Portal: http://allodsonline-en.ning.com 

German Guild Portal: http://allodsonline-de.ning.com

French Guild Portal: http://allodsonline-fr.ning.com 

English Twitter: https://twitter.com/AllodsOnline_en

German Twitter: https://twitter.com/AllodsOnline_de

French Twitter: https://twitter.com/AllodsOnline_fr

English Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/allodsonline-en

German Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/allodsonline-de 

French Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/allodsonline-fr 

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/allods


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