|Page (1) of 1 - 05/26/08||email article||print page|
NVISION: Gamers Compete for $250,000 US
When you think about professional sports - - usually VIDEO GAMES DON'T COME TO MIND. With prize monies in excess of a quarter of a million dollars; you might change your mind about the seriousness of professional video gaming.
This year, NVIDIA is brining the world of competitive video gaming to the US.
Hundreds of the worlds top video game players, representing over 50 countries, will take part in the 6th Electronic Sports World Cup (ESWC) Grand Final at NVISIONŽ 08, the premier event for visual computing professionals and enthusiasts. NVISION 08 is hosted by NVIDIA and will be held August 25-27, 2008 in San Jose, California.
?The ESWC Grand Final is the Super Bowl of gaming. The competitors are remarkable athletes with intense focus, lightning-quick reflexes, and incredible endurance. It is truly an amazing spectacle to watch these world-class players compete, said Dan Vivoli, senior vice president, NVIDIA. ?We have been a huge supporter of professional gaming and are thrilled that the ESWC has chosen NVISION 08 as the venue for its finals.
NVISION 08 marks the first time in history that the ESWC Grand Final will take place in the U.S. The competitors will vie for six World Champion titles and over $250,000 in prize money. Visitors will be able follow the non-stop action on giant screens, with live commentary from professional broadcasters. Games in the tournament include Counter Strike 1.6, Defense of the Ancient, Warcraft III The Frozen Throne, Trackmania Nations, and Quake III Arena.
More on NVISION 08 at the official site: http://www.nvision2008.com/
Source:Digital Media Online. All Rights Reserved