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Shadowlands expansion launch to be celebrated with PvP event.


AUSTIN, Texas – September 10, 2009 – As a culmination of the Duels Shadowlands Expansion, Challenge Online Games, Inc. (Challenge Games) begins a massive PvP event for its half a million players to determine the future of the Duels universe ( The Shadowlands expansion has brought new adventures to the Duels universe, and with this PvP event, each player must take sides. The winners decide the future of the next Duels expansion.

The storyline: The Aenok were summoned to destroy the Shadow, so light shone once again upon the capital city of Phyrra. Unfortunately the Daemon, sworn enemy of the Aenok, have set their eyes on Phyrra, so each faction is recruiting Duelists to champion their cause. The future is now in the hands of the Duelists. New players should complete the game tutorials and then get into the event by heading to the Revolution quest page (

With half a million players worldwide, Duels is an online strategy game where players build powerful characters based on physical attributes, battle experience, special abilities and collectible items. Unlike many online strategy games which require hours of grinding play to achieve player power and status, Duels is designed to provide compelling in-depth PVP, head-to-head game play in 10 to 30 minute increments, attracting both hardcore and casual gamers for quick-fix gaming.

About Challenge Online Games, Inc.

Challenge Online Games (Challenge Games) creates online games that are fun and easy to play whether you're a serious or casual gamer. The company was founded by veteran entrepreneur and gamer, Andrew Busey, author of Secrets of the MUD Wizards and creator of one of the first instant messaging applications.

Challenge Games currently offers Duels, Warstorm, Planetstorm, MechDuels and Baseball Boss - multiplayer web-based games that combine the best of the collectible card games (CCGs) and traditional role-playing games with the convenience of the short-form gaming experience. Baseball Boss, is an official licensee of MLB Advanced Media and the MLBA, and it is the first game to combine baseball simulation games with collectable card games. Warstorm is Challenge Games’ way of taking fantasy collectable card games (CCG) into the massively multiplayer online (MMO) world. Planetstorm combines science fiction alien warfare with strategic card battles. MechDuels is Challenge Games' first synchronous multiplayer game consisting of head to head, turn-based gameplay where opponents control massive mech creations one against another.

Challenge Games is based in Austin, Texas and is privately held with funding from Sequoia Capital and Globespan Capital Partners. For more information on Challenge Games, visit To play Duels, visit To play Baseball Boss, visit To play Warstorm, visit To play Planetstorm, visit To play MechDuels, visit

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