London, 11 th May 2011 – FRAGMASTERS TOXIC have been crowned the winners of the CS:S tournament at i42. Storming to victory, the BullGuard sponsored LAN gaming team have now taken the title for two consecutive events, after an equally spectacular win at i41 last year. The defence of TOXIC’s insomnia series title underlines the teams position as the UK's number 1 CS:S team and establishes them as a force to be reckoned with at future European events.
The team made it to the upper bracket final of i42 without scoring a single defeat and as such were the definite favourites going into it. The final was a cat and mouse chase with Epsilon, FRAGMASTERS TOXIC’s rivals, which put up a strong fight, even taking a commanding lead in the first 4 rounds, but TOXIC shut them down before they could get going properly and went on to claim the victory.
“We are absolutely delighted to see FRAGMASTERS taking top titles at the i-series LAN gaming events, and of course wish them luck for future events,” says BullGuard Internet Security Expert, Claus Villumsen.“BullGuard Gamer’s Edition is the world’s first internet security product specifically developed for gamers, so sponsoring a gaming community like FRAGMASTERS is only natural and the feedback we receive from the community is very useful in developing future versions of the Gamer’s Edition– frankly, working with this very dedicated and enthusiastic group of end users is both refreshing and entertaining.”
The partnership between BullGuard and FRAGMASTERS first began back in 2009 following some very impressive reviews of the BullGuard Gamer’s Edition software, which attracted the attention of the FRAGMASTERS team. The software was designed to give gamers the perfect balance between protection and performance and FRAGMASTERS set about helping BullGuard to increase gamers’ awareness of this lag free security suite which its own teams use while playing online and at LAN events.
There had never been an effective online protection system designed specifically for gamers, a security suite that offered real time protection while not impacting on system performance, until the launch of BullGuard Gamer’s Edition. And with BullGuard’s unique automatic profile switching, as soon as a game is booted the security profile is amended accordingly, there is no need to manually change anything making it extremely intuitive.
Darren Ball, FRAGMASTERS TOXIC Manager commented,“As a computer gamer you rely on your skill and the speed of your PC to best your opponents, there can be no compromises in performance on a gamer’s rig. In this virtual world a fraction of a second can define win or lose, first or second, hero or who? Traditional security suites are too power hungry and disruptive during game play and so many gamers will turn off their internet security leaving themselves exposed to online threats. Online gaming is a prime target for security breaches, as the recent Sony PlayStation Network announcement demonstrated, so it is essential we have peace of mind. BullGuard has researched the gaming community’s needs and is providing a solution that caters perfectly to ensure that we can play hard but stay safe.”
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About BullGuard ( www.BullGuard.com):
Launched in 2002, BullGuard is one of the fastest growing security brands. Its philosophy has always remained the same - to combine technical excellence with a genuine understanding of consumer needs, creating simple, easy to use products that deliver universal, complete protection as well as enabling customers to control and manage their digital footprint.
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About FRAGMASTERS ( www.fragmasters.co.uk ):
FRAGMASTERS is an online sports community. FRAGMASTERS.co.uk started 7 years ago as a 8 man public counter strike server.
The community has grown year on year to become the most popular set of public servers in Europe, attracting in excess of 32,000 online Gamer’s visiting the servers every month resulting in 3.5 million hits per month on the website.
FRAGMASTERS currently run 3 Counter Strike Source servers (58 man, 40 man and a 24 man death match server), 2 Counter Strike 1.6 servers (32 man and 24 man), 2 Team Fortress 2 servers (both 32 man) and a Day of Defeat server (24 man). These public servers are in addition to the 6 private match servers reserved for competitions and online matches.
The thing that makes FRAGMASTERS unique is that in addition to the popular public servers and forums we have 2 of the top Counter Strike Source teams in Europe, FRAGMASTERS TOXIC and FRAGMASTERS Sapphire, the teams have competed in LAN events in France, Portugal, Denmark and the UK so far this year.
FRAGMASTERS is a thriving forum community racking up over 100,000 page views every week with active members from all across Europe. They receive 3.5 million page hits per month with over 32,000 unique visitors a month, and have a huge following for both the public servers and the competitive teams.