Marcus "djWHEAT" Graham Joins Championship Gaming Series As Lead CGS Sportscaster And Host Of Online Programming

LOS ANGELES– April 18, 2008– Championship Gaming Series (CGS) announced today that the most popular U.S. eSports personality, Marcus‘djWHEAT’ Graham, will be joining the league exclusively as the lead CGS sportscaster and host of online programming for all CGS events, including broadcast shows, online programming, and live competitions. Often referred to as the“John Madden of Video Gaming,” Graham will kick off his new role as the host and producer of the CGS North America Training Camp, which begins next week.

In the past four years, Graham has produced more than 2,500 hours of gaming coverage, traveling across the globe as a commentator for many of the world's biggest professional gaming tournaments and broadcast shows. He has also hosted and produced more than 325 episodes of his wildly popular show“Epileptic Gaming,” a weekly internet talk show about the gaming world.

“Since its debut last year, CGS has established itself as the only professional video game sports league dedicated to advancing the eSports community through live and globally televised events, and I’m incredibly excited to join up with CGS full-time, just as they’re prepared to expand their online programming in a really big way,” Graham said.“Having worked for many years both as an eSports host and producer, I can’t wait to lend my expertise to the talented team at CGS and continue to make a meaningful impact on the growth of the industry.”

Graham is the latest addition to the stellar all-star CGS team which includes CGS commentator Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner, host Andrew Sicilano and global league spokesperson and exclusive CGS commentator Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel.

“We’ve long recognized Marcus’ tremendous talent at producing the best play-by-play and color commentary for pro gaming and we’re delighted to announce that he will be joining us full-time,” said Andy Reif, CGS Commissioner.“Fans love Wheat because he creates fantastic programming for eSports and video games, and he’ll be using his talents right out of the gate covering the online North America Training Camp, which starts next week.”

About Championship Gaming Series

Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, the Championship Gaming Series™ (CGS) is the only worldwide professional video gaming league. Launched in 2007, and a joint venture among BSkyB, DIRECTV and STAR, CGS features teams of the world's best gamers from North America, Latin America, the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. The league distributes entertainment content to more than 350 million viewers worldwide via DIRECTV in North America and Latin America, BSkyB in the UK, and STAR in Asia and Australia. CGS sponsors include Mountain Dew, Creative, Xbox 360 and Dell XPS.

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