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CGS Live Broadcast Beginning July 9 on DIRECTV's Original Entertainment Channel, The 101

History will be made on Monday July 9 when the Championship Gaming Series (CGS) begins live TV coverage on DIRECTV's original entertainment channel, The 101, beginning at 10pm EST - 7pm PST. Shooting from Raleigh Studios in Manhattan Beach, this will be the first time in history that a gaming competition will be televised as a live sporting event.

Chicago Chimera currently tops the Region 1 standings, but the field remains extremely close between Chimera, San Francisco OptX, New York 3D, L.A. compLexity, Dallas Venom and Carolina Core. The matches have been tightly contested in Counter-Strike: Source, Dead or Alive 4, Project Gotham Racing 3 and FIFA 07.

The groundbreaking coverage will commence on July 9 with two, 2-hour weekly shows on The 101. Emmy Award-winning sports producer Mike Burks will take the helm of the CGS television coverage, applying his expertise in sports to capture the thrilling atmosphere and non-stop action of CGS league events. CGS coverage will also feature behind the scenes and background segments on each of the six teams during league telecasts.

Free tickets are available each night the CGS will be broadcasting, fans can request tickets from: http://www.hollywoodtickets.com/ShowPages/ChampionshipGamingseries.asp

For Media Credentials:

Christian Averill

Fleishman-Hillard

christian.averill@fleishman

212-453-2341

Caley Cronin

DIRECTV

Cacronin@directv.com

212-462-5154

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