Packard Bell, Official Partner Of The 2007 Electronic Sports World Cup

June 21, 2007

750 international champions are about to live the competition of their lives: the 2007 Electronic Sports World Cup - ESWC. To allow the best, most rich and intense experience possible, Packard Bell becomes the Official Partner of this unique event.

The high mass of electronic sports

The involvement of Packard Bell with the gamers’ community is total. To that end, the iPower line turns the grandeur fantasies of gamers everywhere into reality. While all those passionate gamers are gathering in Paris to answer Games-Servers’ (the company organizing the event) and ESWC/07’ summoning, which will be held from the 5th to the 8th of July at the Porte de Versailles, Packard Bell had to welcome them in the best possible conditions. It’s a done deal now, with a major set-up of more than 300 machines, featuring the iPower, which has been promoted official machine of the event.

«For players and us organizers alike, the Competition PC is a major concern. Our partnership with Packard Bell guaranties optimal playing conditions, which will benefit gamers, but the audience as well, who will be invited to live through a unique journey in the eSport world,» says Matthieu Dallon, Founder and CEO of Games-Services.

The latest technologies at gamers’ disposal

More than 300 desktops and displays will equip the main rooms where the competitions will be held. Dedicated game zones for selection rounds and finals will be equipped with iXtreme computers, Packard Bell’s high-tech solution, which will be specially assembled around the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo CPU, 1024 Mo of DDR2 RAM, a 160 GB hard drive and an NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600 GTS with 256 MB Memory graphic card.

The Great Stage, where will be held the main matchs and the different events witnessed by a crowd of more than 5000 people, will be equipped with iPower computers, the ultimate performance and gaming solution. The Special Edition created especially for this event will sport a water-cooling equipped case, the Intel Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Q6600 CPU, 2048 MB DDR2 RAM, a 160 GB Hard Drive and an NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GTS with 320 MB Memory graphic card.

Packard Bell, at the heart of the event!

Figures clearly boast the ESWC’07 at the top of this summer’s events. 50 000 visitors are expected at the Porte de Versailles, as well as 500 journalists coming from 45 countries. The World Cup will be relayed through 50 hours of live TV (adding up France, Europe, USA and China) and 700 hours of International TV Broadcast, 2 millions internet visitors and 10 millions Google hits, the day of the finals.

During the 4 days event, Packard Bell will host the best possible reception for journalists by equipping the press room.

A 120m² booth will be installed as well in the Hall 5 of the Porte de Versailles for the public to

discover all Desktops and Notebooks solutions that Packard Bell will provide to gamers before

the end of the year.

In addition, a website ( www.ipowergames.fr, which goes starting the 5th of July 2007) dedicated to gamers’ communities will be opened in conjunction with the event, providing an indepth and regularly updated content to this demanding community.

Press pass request forms can be downloaded here :

http://www.mondialdugaming.com/presse/press_accreditation.pdf

For further information during the ESWC, please contact David Heuzé– Agence Initial 2D : 01.42.28.28.50 / dheuze@initial2d.com

About Packard Bell

Operating in Europe since 1991, Packard Bell is one of the leading home PC brands in Europe. As consumers have become more tech savvy and discerning, and the world of personal computers and home electronics have converged, Packard Bell has continued to extend its brand and expand its range of products, which today includes leading-edge desktops, notebooks and digital entertainment solutions (MP3 players, home networking, flat-panel TVs, GPS and storage). Packard Bell’s unswerving dedication to the consumer market is embodied in its recognized ability to anticipate and meet the ever-changing users’ needs. For more information, please visit www.packardbell.com

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Edition 2006, Palais Omnisport de Paris Bercy


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