Blood Bowl: the World Cup has launched!

Cyanide and Focus Home Interactive are proud to announce the launch of the Blood Bowl World Cup!

Involving all the coaches of Blood Bowl on PC throughout the world, this is the first major competition organized for the Blood Bowl video game since its release.

The first qualification phases– open to all Blood Bowl coaches– have already launched for the Winter Championship, the first main tournament of the season. At the end of it the Winter Champion will be determined, during the Winter Tournament final match at Games Day in France, and will be the first finalist aspiring to the title of World Champion!

The“Winter Champion” will then challenge the winner of the Summer Championship at the“Super Blood Bowl” in November 2010. Both finalists will be awarded a substantial cash prize, and the winner of this final match will be awarded the title of“Blood Bowl video game World Champion 2010”!

2010 will be exciting for all Blood Bow coachesl, who will have to fight fiercely if they want to claim the World Champion Title!

More info on the Blood Bowl World Cup 2010, and how to participate: http://www.bloodbowl-game.com/index.php?rub=worldcup

About Focus Home Interactive

Founded in 1996, Focus Home Interactive is a French publishing and distribution company based near Paris, France. Known for the diversity, quality and originality of its catalogue, Focus now publishes and distributes many of its titles throughout Europe and also world-wide in both boxed retail and digital distribution formats. The last five years have been very successful for Focus in France, with many of its PC licenses becoming top-sellers. Focus has also published several original titles, including the adventure game Runaway, the renowned Cycling Manager and the much-loved TrackMania. The coming months will be exciting and full of surprises with the release of high-quality games such as Blood Bowl, TrackMania DS, Runaway: A Twist of Fate, Sherlock Holmes and sport games dedicated to major events such as the America’s Cup or the Tour de France.

http://www.focus-home.com

About Cyanide Studio

Founded in 2000, Cyanide is a privately-held video game development studio. It employs a total of 70 staff, divided between its headquarters in Paris, France, and its subsidiary studio in Montreal, Canada. Best known for its sport management sims such as the popular Cycling Manager series and Pro Rugby Manager, Cyanide also developed Chaos League and the Hack’n’Slash Loki. 2009 will see the release of Blood Bowl, the video game adaptation of Games Workshop's well-known board game, as well as the new edition of Pro Cycling Manager– Tour de France 2009 and the studio's first MMOG, Dungeon Party!

http://www.cyanide-studio.com

About Games Workshop

Games Workshop is the world's largest tabletop wargames company. Based in Nottingham, UK, it designs, manufactures and distributes its range of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 games, miniature soldiers, novels and resin models through more than 330 of its own Hobby centers, mail order, Internet and independent retail channels in more than 50 countries worldwide. Further details on the company can be obtained at www.games-workshop.com

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