The XFX Challenge Starts Phase 1 at iGames Member Centers Nationwide, Sept. 8-9

XFX Seeks the Next Gaming Superstars

Mountain View, CA, August 14, 2007–iGames, the world’s leading game center organization, today announced that it would be hosting the first phase of The XFX Challenge, which is the XFX $10K Counter-Strike Source™ Qualifier, Saturday and Sunday, September 8-9.

As a preliminary tournament for The XFX Challenge– which in later rounds will allow gamers with winning skills and winning personality to tour the country as part of The XFX Team, as well as win cash and prizes including a high-end gaming rig– the XFX $10K Counter-Strike: Source Qualifier will be a two-day event held at 8 iGames member locations across the US, offering $5,000 in cash and $5,000 in XFX and NVIDIA prizes.

Participating centers include:

• Euphnet v3 - San Jose, CA

• Howie's Game Shack - Mission Viejo, CA

• CyGamZ - Ypsilanti, MI (near Detroit)

• Xtreme Gaming Cybercafe - San Antonio, TX

• CyberConXion - Wayne, NJ (near NYC)

• Gigabits LAN - Orlando, FL

• Net Heads - Indianapolis, IN

• GameFrog - Charlotte, NC

Teams of 5 players will compete for the cash and prizes, and for the opportunity to advance to Phase 2 of The XFX Challenge.

Saturday will be a Double-Elimination LAN tournament with a maximum of 8 teams at each of 8 participating centers (64-team maximum). The 8 winners from each center's LAN tournaments will advance to Sunday, which is a WAN (online) Double-Elimination tournament against other LAN winners. The WAN portion of the Tournament will be run in conjunction with CEVO.

For more information about the XFX $10K Counter-Strike Source™ Qualifier, including registration info and details on future rounds, visit or contact

For more information about The XFX Challenge, visit

About iGames

iGames, Inc. offers a wide range of services to help independent and franchised game centers. iGames’ mission is to promote and develop the growth of the game center industry. Its services unite game centers with the goal of establishing them as the driving force enabling the interactive entertainment industry to become the number one form of entertainment around the world. iGames has established strong relationships with industry leaders to provide a wide variety of products, services and programs to member game centers and gamers including software licensing, hardware discounts, exclusive game premieres, tournaments, and game nights. Today the company counts well over 500 centers and 1.2 million gamers, initiating and co-organizing more than 200 events a year. To learn more about iGames, go to

About XFX

XFX is a global presence in the world of electronic gaming. With its focus on taking gaming to the extreme, XFX has developed an exciting array of video cards and accessories that are designedto maximize the entire entertainment experience. A division of PINE Technologies, XFX operates its own manufacturing facility and maintains an R&D team that features some of the industry’s most renowned talents. Learn more about XFX at

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