Cockpit, Austin, TX - August 30, 2007– Gamecock and Auran today announced the ultimate battle for genre supremacy as two of the elite competitive gaming clans square off in the upcoming Player versus Player MMO, FURY, at this weekend’s CPL event in Dallas, TX. Pandemic, fresh off their World of Warcraft Arena win last weekend at the World Series of Video Games, is set to battle Flow Gaming, one of the top FPS clans in the world, in a match for supremacy this Friday at 7pm. There will be interviews, online chats, live coverage from the show floor, and a complete game match video available at fury.esportstv.com.
“This is the beginning of something monumental,” said Tony Hilliam, CEO of Auran.“FURY bridges the gap between MMOs and FPS’s and we‘re confident it will make the perfect addition to the competitive gaming environment. This is will be our first showcase of the game in the competitive space and we are honored to have two top e-sports teams on board to fight it out. This will be the perfect lead-up event to our $1 Million Fury Challenge Open Beta event that starts September 15."
FURY takes the best elements from MMOs and combines them with the fast action of FPSs. The game will support thousands of players, character growth and customization, a complete ranking and match-making system, and game modes ranging from Bloodbath to Vortex.
FURY, scheduled for release October 9, will be at the CPL Dallas event starting today, August 30 and running through September 1, for gamers to get hands-on demos and talk with members from the Auran and Gamecock team. The highlight will be the monumental clan showdown on Friday night at 7pm on the main stage where Pandemic will square off against Flow Gaming. At stake in this 4 vs 4 single elimination winner-take-all game will be $4,000 in cash.
eSportsTV will be on hand for coverage throughout the day Friday. Fans will be able to track the game, watch on-demand video, webcam feeds, and the battle at fury.esportstv.com. World renowned video game sportscaster, Bruce Bisland, will be calling play-by-play and provide analysis of the FURY exhibition match. They will also be conducting a live IRC chat at 2:30pm central on Friday with Auran, so visit the FURY eSportsTV page to take part in that.
Established in 1995, Auran is one of Australia’s largest and most respected game developers. Boasting an 80 strong international development team, Auran is currently working on three titles; the world leading Trainz Railroad Simulator, now in its 6th Edition with more than 1 million copies sold; BattleStar Galactica for XBLA; and Fury, the innovative PvP MMO game that is set to revolutionize the world of competitive online gaming.
About Gamecock Media Group
Based in Austin, Texas, Gamecock Media Group offers a welcome solution to the bloated and originality-starved video game industry. A well-funded, independent, artist-driven company, Gamecock favors the most innovative and original video game developers in the industry. Publishing games for all platforms, Gamecock offers its developers a high degree of participation, freedom and financial incentives, allowing them to perform and create to their utmost ability. For more, please visit www.gamecockmedia.com.
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