Irvine, Calif., September 22, 2009 - Ntreev USA, a leading online game developer and publisher, announced today it will launch a brand-new tournament tomorrow for the online action-adventure MMO brawler, Grand Chase. In celebration of the one-year anniversary of the North American Grand Chase Tournament rounds, the tournament dubbed "Chase the Ace" promises to be the most competitive event to date! Featuring top prizes, the competition will run from September 23-24 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. (PST) with the finals held on September 25 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m .(PST). Ntreev also announced that starting tomorrow, players can take on the role of Shisa for its character, Jin. This is the second job for Jin and is available to players starting tomorrow at 12:01 a.m. (PST).
"In conjunction with our one-year anniversary of Grand Chase, we're excited to announce this new tournament and think our fans will be up to the challenge," said Chris Lee, CEO at Ntreev USA. "Grand Chase players are always looking fornew and exciting contests, and we are thrilled for players to have the opportunity to participate in this highly competitive tournament. We also are pleased to introduce the second job for Jin, and think players will enjoy Jin's new abilities with this addition."
About Chase the Ace Tournament
Fast-action qualifier rounds are just one of the features that make this tournament so competitive. The GM's (10 of them) will host a two-person room each; every two players that can get into these rooms will fight one match where the winner stays and the loser bounces out.
If a player loses, they jump into another room and can play as many times as they want in the four- hour span of each tournament day.
Players will move into the finals based on their combined score or
number of wins during the qualifying round. Top prizes include a
PlayStation® 3 and a Xbox 360 for first and second place winners, and 10 "Kings of the Hill" will receive Apple iPods.
The Shisa, who uses a Tonfa, possesses an amped up version of the Fighter's speed and vigorous combo attacks, bringing down decisive matches with combo hits and fast moving attacks with efficiency.
Shisa's attacks are derived from combos and moving attacks that bring about favorable judgments by driving out more enemies, allowing him to break through defenses. By using burning skills deriving his many different forms and dodging, the Shisa is able to restrain enemies from afar, infuse panic in them with his attack timing, or make combo attacks after dodging. The Tonfa reinforces the Fighter's close range attacks, speed, and destructive force, earning Shisa the title of strongest class of Fighters.
By using his basic skills, the Shisa can combine punches and kicks, springing low into the air after a fast punch and kick combo, turn back and hit a combo attack, called the True Strike Dragon Tail. In the strengthened version, added Chi gives Jin's combo more power and punch. The Power Rising consists of delivering two big punches after delivering an upper cut, where a fiery tornado appears, throwing an enemy into the air. With added strength, Jin's punches are imbued with Chi to deliver a more devastating effect. For a level three basic attack, after punching out the entire room with repeated fiery punches, the Shisa's body erupts with Chi that glows! Players will need a mission scroll, available in the shop, and must have Jin at least at level 20 in order to complete these missions.
About Grand Chase
Grand Chase is an online action brawler set in a medieval fantasy world. It follows the story of a few brave young knights who join a group of nobles known as the "Grand Chase" to defeat an evil usurper to the throne, a villainess known as Kaze'aze. Grand Chase combines traditional side-scrolling dungeon crawling with intense, skill-based player vs. player (PvP) matches. Visit http://grandchase.ntreev.net for more information.
About Ntreev USA Inc.
Located in Southern California and established in the fall of 2006, Ntreev USA Inc. is a sister company of Ntreev Soft, specializing in online game development and publishing. Ntreev USA currently publishes the anime MMORPG Trickster Online: A New Discovery, online action brawler Grand Chase and the online casual golf game, Pangya.