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ABIT Announces ACON5 in the UK

Global Gaming Event breaks record with qualifying in 150 cities worldwide

7th March 2005 - ABIT, along with Intel, ATI, LG, and Corsair, are pleased to announce the launch of the ACON5 Global Gaming Event. Held in over 20 countries and territories, ACON5 invites avid gamers from a record-breaking 150 cities across the globe to one of the world's largest, most exciting gaming tournaments.

"With thousands of gamers taking part last year, ACON4 was a major success," notes ABIT Gaming Brand Manager Lester Lau. "This year with more locations, bigger prizes, and the addition of a new game, ACON5 promises to be the best one yet."

Throughout 20 different countries and territories worldwide, avid gamers will participate in the ACON5 Qualifiers. During each qualifying event, the winners win the right to represent their region at the ACON5 Finals. From there, the winners will be flown, all expenses paid, to the ACON5 Global Finals located in a yet undisclosed exotic location. Last year, Warcraft III: Frozen Throne was chosen to be the official game. For ACON5, organizers have added Counter-Strike, the world's number one online game.

"With a unique blend of teamplay, strategy, and fast-paced action, Counter-Strike will add a new level of excitement to ACON5," says ABIT Marketing Manager Larry Wu. "ABIT along with our partners are proud to bring an even bigger event to gamers worldwide."

ACON5 Qualifiers will take place in the following countries and territories:

- France - UK - Japan - Turkey

- Benelux - Nordics - Malaysia - Australia

- Italy - Poland - Korea - China

- Germany - Russia - USA - Hong Kong

Details for local events will be updated on the Official ACON5 Website (, so check often for the latest news.

ACON5 UK Brings Qualifying to Towns Across Britain

Qualifying beings on 9th March

Qualifying for Warcraft III: Frozen Throne will begin on Wednesday 9th March with around 80 IGUK ( Gaming Centers hosting qualifying matches every Wednesday evening until 13th April. Entrants will be put into a league system, which will eventually produce 64 Finalists to join in battle at the UK National Final on 23rd & 24th April at Uttoxeter.

Four Regional Gaming Centers have been chosen to host 5-man qualifying teams for Counter Strike (1.6)...


Game the World (Bangor) Fri. 1st April (late afternoon) 02891 479444


Cyber Games Zone Sat. 2nd April 11am 0191 241 3521


Global Gaming Sat. 2nd April 11am 0121 693 6655


Harrow Arena Sun. 3rd April 11am 0208 863 8264

Eight winning teams will be chosen from the Regional Gaming Centres to join the UK National Final on 23rd & 24th April at Uttoxeter.

UK National Final and ACON5 LAN Party

LAN Party and Global Gaming Competition under one roof

With expertise from Gameon (, one of the UK's leading LAN organiser's, the ACON5 LAN Party promises to be a fantastic frag fest, and will run simultaneously with the ACON5 UK National Final.

The ACON5 LAN Party is open to everybody - gamers can book a place online by visiting the ACON5 website ( Three days of gaming, commencing on the evening of Friday 22nd April at Uttoxeter Racecourse, can be purchased for just £35.00 thanks to the support of ACON5 sponsors such as ATI, Corsair, Intel, LG, and local sponsors Chenbro and Logitech.

The ACON5 UK National Final will have a prize pool of around £15,000 for winners and runners up, including UK winners' all-expenses paid trip to China in June to represent the UK at the ACON5 Global Final.

ABIT customers will join ACON5 Global Final

One lucky ABIT customer will win a trip for 2 people to the ACON5 Global Final

From April, ABIT will be running an exclusive competition to send one lucky ABIT UK customer and their guest to the ACON5 Global Final in June. Motherboard and VGA products bearing a promotional sticker will invite end users to submit their details into the draw on the ACON5 website (

ACON5 Schedule Summary

Battle commences this Wednesday, 9th March, and continues through until the Global Final in June...

DATE - Specifications

Weds 9th March - Warcraft III Qualifying begins

1st-3rd April - Counter-Strike 1.6 Qualifiers

Weds 13th April - Final Warcraft III Qualifying session

Friday 22nd April - ACON5 UK National Final Weekend and LAN Party opens

Saturday 23rd April - ACON5 UK National Final - Counter-Strike Finals

Sunday 24th April - ACON5 UK National Final - Warcraft III Finals

June - ACON5 Global Final, China

About ACON5

ACON5 is an international Gaming Event, created by ABIT for gamers. With qualifying in 150 cities worldwide, and a global final to be held in China, June 2005 - it truly is a global event.

For more information on ACON5, visit:

Editors and Public Relations: Michael Littler Email: Tel: 01438 223005

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