Hi-Rez Studios and NASL Announce Tribes: Ascend as eSport Promotional Title

ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA – December 5, 2011

Hi-Rez Studios showcased their new free-to-play, first person shooter

Tribes: Ascend at the North American Star League (NASL) Season 2 Finals

this past weekend.  

The NASL is a premier broadcaster of eSports and includes more than 80 of

the world’s top professional players between its two existing

tournaments, with many more competing each season for a coveted spot in

the league.

Tribes: Ascend is the first FPS to be selected for inclusion by the NASL and

will be featured as a Promotional Title throughout their third season.

 Supporting this announcement is a new video ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcNnU3D5rHc)  highlighting skill-based combat within Tribes: Ascend.

Tribes: Ascend is a new game within the lauded sci-fi shooter franchise Tribes.

 The original game, Starsiege: Tribes, was one of the first multiplayer

only online games and has been cited as a grassroots early influence on

eSports and shoutcasting. Building upon this legacy, the new Tribes:

Ascend has been designed from the ground up with competitive eSports in

mind, making it an ideal addition to the NASL.

“As developers, we are excited to offer a fast paced, high skill-ceiling

shooter for this generation of gamers.” says Todd Harris, Hi-Rez Studios

COO.  “Tribes: Ascend and NASL are a great fit in terms of dedication

to competition and high-quality, high-engagement content.”

Players looking for more information about NASL can visit NASL.tv and find the broadcast of the second season Grand Finals.

Players interested in joining the Closed Beta for Tribes: Ascend can register for an invitation at www.tribesascend.com

Find Tribes: Ascend on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tribesascend

About Hi-Rez Studios

Hi-Rez Studios, Inc, located just outside of Atlanta GA, was established in

2005 to create exceptional online interactive entertainment. In February

2010 the company released the squad-based Shooter-MMO Global Agenda.

Hi-Rez is currently developing other AAA free-to-play online games

including Tribes: Ascend and SMITE. For more information, contact press@hirezstudios.com or visit  http:// www.hirezstudios.com.

About North American Star League:

Based in Southern California, the North American Star League is the premiere

eSports broadcaster in the world. Its goal is to expand and elevate

eSports awareness and participation worldwide. The NASL is renowned for

broadcasting high-definition, high quality eSports league events

involving games such as StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty and Heroes of

Newerth. With broadcasts 5 days per week during seasons of competition,

live events, and several seasons of content per year, the NASL provides

viewers with a multitude of viewing opportunities.  http://www.nasl.tv  

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