KODE5 Launches KODE5 UK

(Birmingham, UK)– September 10, 2007– Gamers around the world continue to join the Global Gaming Revolution in droves. Today, KODE5 is pleased to announce the latest country to join in our cause. In association with Elysium Gaming, KODE5 UK welcomes Counter-Strike 1.6 and Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne gamers to UK’s most advanced gaming and digital entertainment center–Omega Sektor. While gamers from all over will be in attendance, only the best will earn the right to represent the UK at the KODE5 Global Finals. With Global Supporters Cooler Master, GIGABYTE, and Corsair Memory, the KODE5 Global Gaming Revolution brings competitive gaming to the forefront with events in 16 countries across the globe.

Details for the KODE5 UK event are as follows:

KODE5 UK National Qualifiers

From October 20th ~ 21st, Elysium Gaming will be hosting the KODE5 UK National Qualifiers at their Infinity-Gaming 4 event, and the venue will be none other than Omega Sektor. Located in Birmingham, Omega Sector is a state-of-the-art gaming facility with incredible equipment, décor, and amenities. Gamers lucky enough to attend KODE5 UK will be treated to a gaming environment that is second-to-none. Gamers can participate in this tournament by first registering for a free KODE5.com account, and then signing up on the Infinity-Gaming website ( http://www.infinity-gaming.co.uk). The best Counter-Strike team and Warcraft III gamer from this two-day event will advance to the KODE5 Global Finals and represent the UK.

▲ Omega Sektor Lobby

Advanced gaming facilities▲

Elysium Gaming offers consultancy plus event and project management facilities dedicated to online communities and hardcore gamers. With over 6 years experience working with and creating gaming communities in both the UK and overseas, they aim to open the doors into these portals and gaming environments for advertisers, game developers and game publishers.

“Elysium Gaming is proud to be a partner of KODE5 and to host their UK national qualifier at Omega Sektor in Birmingham,” said Philip Wride, Managing Director, Elysium Gaming Limited.“KODE5 has proved they care about gamers and this year's tournament is no exception with some fantastic gamers taking part and what promises to be a spectacular Global Final to round it all off. Elysium Gaming will be utilising its Infinity-Gaming brand to run this tournament and with strong support from the UK community there should be some hard-fought battles to determine the winner."

Featuring over 400 PCs and gaming consoles, 100+ of the best games on the planet, and friendly and knowledgeable staff, Omega Sektor is the ultimate destination for gamers in the UK. Omega Sector contains cafes, bars, lounges, and themed gaming areas dubbed“sektors”. It has numerous wi-fi zones as well as a cinema screen and stage area. With hundreds of PCs, numerous special events, and even a VIP lounge area, Omega Sektor redefines the gaming lifestyle.

▲ Multiple sectors… and this is just one floor!

Lock and load▲

“Around the world, gaming is quickly moving from hobby to lifestyle,” said Lester Lau, KODE5 Revolutionary-in-Command.“Working with Elysium Gaming on KODE5 UK will show gamers just what this lifestyle can be like. I wish the best of luck to all attending KODE5 UK!”

In keeping with the event’s state-of-the-art theme, KODE5 Global Supporters Cooler Master, GIGABYTE, and Corsair Memory will be showing off their latest state-of-the-art gaming hardware at KODE5 UK.

“Hi Gamers, come and join the revolution at KODE5 UK. You will experience all the gaming weapons Cooler Master has prepared for you at Omega Sektor," said Natalia Wu, Cooler Master UK Regional Manager. "We also have our flagship Cosmos PC case, energy-saving Real Power PRO PSU and the most powerful CM Hyper 212 Coolers waiting for you to take home."

“GIGABYTE is looking forward to join the KODE5 UK event” said Tony Liao, Director of Marketing at GIGABYTE.“Gaming is always the most important market to us. With this KODE5 joint promotion, gamers will experience the features and benefits we designed particularly.”

“KODE5 UK has special meaning for Corsair,” said Jack Peterson, VP Global Marketing at Corsair.“In Europe, Corsair launched in the UK and the UK Gamers have always been huge supporters of Corsair. It is nice to be able to participate in an event like KODE5 UK that is all about the true gaming community.”

For details on how to register for this exciting event, check out KODE5’s official website: www.kode5.com.

For more information on Elysium Gaming, check out:

http://www.elysiumgaming.com

For more information on Infinity-Gaming, go to their official website:

http://www.infinity-gaming.co.uk

For more information on Omega Sektor, go to: http://www.omega-sektor.com

About Cooler Master

Cooler Master was founded to provide the best thermal solutions to our customers worldwide. Since its establishment a decade ago, we continue to invest in product development in order to provide the leading-edge innovations to people and businesses. Cooler Master’s enclosure technology line-up includes heat sinks and fans, chassis, power supplies, function panels and accessories. Cooler Master has its headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, with global branch offices located in Europe, America and APAC, so that we can offer to our customers the best service in time. For more information on Cooler Master, please visit www.coolermaster.com.

About GIGABYTE

GIGABYTE for the past 20 years has been a world-renowned leader in the motherboard and graphics card industry. Fully utilizing its key assets including its cutting-edge research and development team as well as its professional sales and marketing resources, GIGABYTE is committed to providing our valued customers with the highest quality products and services featuring the industry’s most innovative design. Now and for the future, GIGABYTE will continue to embody the unique spirit and culture, which has made GIGABYTE one of the foremost brands in the industry. For more information about GIGABYTE, please visit www.gigabyte.com.tw.

About Corsair

Corsair Memory, a member of JEDEC, has been a leader in the design and manufacture of high-speed memory modules since 1994. We have earned our reputation as being the first to market with leading-edge products supporting new computing platforms and technologies. Corsair supplies memory for applications ranging from mission-critical servers to ultra-high performance gaming systems. The performance and reliability of Corsair memory products makes them ideal for memory-intensive computing. Additional information about Corsair is available at www.corsairmemory.com.

About KODE5

KODE5 masses gamers in 16 countries in a series of regional events to find the best gamers from around the world. The best then fly to an undisclosed location to square off against the world’s gaming elite. With television crews from around the world broadcasting, international media in attendance, and mass crowds rioting for their favorites, the KODE5 Global Finals will bring gaming to the center stage like no other gaming event. KODE5 will take competitive gaming to another level and gain the respect that gaming deserves. To join the revolution, go to the KODE5 website at www.kode5.com.


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