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Edinburgh gets ready for World Cyber Games

First leg of UK Qualifiers begins this weekend

Edinburgh - 10th July 2005 - Jolt Online Gaming, Europe's largest independent online gaming network, and leading e-sports company International Cyber Marketing, invite you to attend the first leg of the UK qualifiers for the 2005 World Cyber Games. The event will be taking place at the Edinburgh International Entertainment Festival on 12th-14th August in association with sponsors nildram and Samsung.

Registration is open to all attendees, with competitors taking part in a knockout tournament to determine who will be participating in the UK regional finals at Samsung's headquarters later in the year. Prizes will also be on offer at the Edinburgh event, courtesy of Samsung.

Those who successfully make it through the UK finals will be sent on an all-expenses-paid trip to Singapore for the grand final, where around 800 skilled contestants from 70 nations will compete for the overall title of champion in their chosen game.

Eight games have been selected for this year's WCG, with four of them being played at the Edinburgh event. EIEF attendees will be able to register to compete in Need for Speed Underground 2 and FIFA Soccer 2005 for the PC, as well as Halo 2 and Dead or Alive Ultimate for the Xbox.

Further online and LAN centre qualifiers will be taking place later in the year. For a full list of games, rules, event details and the latest news on UK WCG happenings, visit http://wcg.jolt.co.uk/. More information about the EIEF can be found at http://www.eief.co.uk/.

About Jolt Online Gaming

Launched in October 1999, jolt.co.uk is Europe's largest and most popular privately owned and independent online gaming network - with over 1,000 game servers online. Utilising a multi-gigabit network that consistently outperforms its competitors, Jolt is the network of choice for serious gamers and games companies alike.

In addition to providing superior internet connectivity, hosting, infrastructure and management, Jolt was the pioneer and is also the world leader in the supply of rentable servers to clans. As well as its public gaming servers, Jolt also provides tailored solutions for game developers, publishers and companies. These range from High Performance Leased Lines through to 24/7, fully managed, game server solutions for clients in both the First Person Shooter and Massively Multiplayer genres.

Contact:

Dominic Silk - dom@jolt.co.uk

www.jolt.co.uk

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