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Challenge Cup

UK Counterstrike 1.6 tournament sponsored by Microsoft Visual Studio Team System.

Infinity-Gaming are pleased to announce the launch of their new “Challenge Cup” competition for all Counterstrike 1.6 fans in the UK, sponsored by Microsoft Visual Studio Team System.

Over the course of April and May 2009, Infinity-Gaming will be hosting an online tournament with £3000 of cold hard cash on offer to the top 3 teams. They will also be presenting a showmatch between the tournament champions and Trademark Gamers, one of the UK’s leading eSports teams, with the winner of this spectacle earning an additional £250.

As part of the wider Microsoft Visual Studio ‘Team System’ campaign this tournament will provide developers and gamers the opportunity to showcase their playing skills to the world thanks to the broadcast partnership with gaming specialists QuadV.

The wider developer and gaming community will also have the opportunity to get involved and demonstrate their cinematic skills through the “MVS Ultimate Game Movie Awards” where users will be encouraged to submit their own cinematic movies with in-game footage of themselves or their peers in action. More details of the MVS UGMAs will be announced shortly.

Tournament Dates:

- Sign-up process goes live on the Challenge Cup dedicated microsite (Friday March 20th)

- Sign-up process closes, groups and fixtures announced, games begin (Week beginning Apr 6th)

- Group Phase ends, Play-offs begin (Week beginning May 11th)

- Grand Final (May 28th)

- Tournament Champion showmatch against Trademark Gamers (June 4th)

For additional tournament information and to get involved please visit the dedicated microsite at: http:///mvscc.infinity-gaming.co.uk

Contact Information

Philip Wride


0207 193 0589

About Infinity-Gaming

Infinity-Gaming (IG) is the event and tournament brand from Elysium Gaming Ltd. With 8 years experience competing in and hosting both offline and live gaming events the IG staff have built up a strong following within dedicated gaming communities.

In 2007 IG hosted the UK National Qualifier for KODE5, a global eSports tournament event that culminated with its Grand Finals being hosted in Moscow.

About Trademark Gamers

Created in 2004 Trademark Gamers hit the mainstream spotlight after securing podium positions in the World Cyber Games Global Finals hosted in Singapore in 2005. From there they built a successful brand and reputation and achieved numerous top level results before taking a break from active competition in 2007. Now they are back in action with the hunger and drive to surpass expectations and begin a new era of dominance.

About QuadV

QuadV is an online video game broadcaster and commentary team. Established in 2007 to fill a void in esports live coverage, QuadV is today recognised as one of the leading esports broadcasters in the world. The company is renowned for its passionate and authoritative commentary by some of the best known faces in the business.

The company travels the globe to the highest profile professional gaming tournaments providing live video streaming TV, free of charge to a huge audience of fans. QuadV also produces high quality and dedicated programming to the best online leagues in the world including ClanBase, UKeSA, ESL and CEVO.

QuadV has also provided commentary services and programming to many blue chip organisations both directly and indirectly as a partner including work with Intel, Ubisoft, EA, Sky, Eurosport, DirecTV, Pepsi Co, Dell, Alienware, Xfire, Be* Broadband and many other popular brands.

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