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iGames & iZ3D Gear Up for Tournament Series

24+ North American Game Centers To Host Counter-Strike™ 1.6


Open LAN Center & Online Tournaments with $7.5K in the Balance

Competitions Organized by iGames in Association with CEVO

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, April 09, 2007-iGames, the world's leading game center organization, today announced its first-ever series of tournaments sponsored by iZ3D, to be held this spring and summer at 24+ iGames member centers across North America. The total prize pool for both events will be worth over $7,500 in cash and prizes.

The first competition, the iZ3D $5K Counter-Strike 1.6 Open Tournament, will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6, and will feature the best local LAN teams fragging it out on one of today's most popular competitive games, Counter-Strike 1.6. Organized by iGames in association with CEVO ( www.cevolved.com), the event will take place at eight (8) elite iGames member centers including:

CyberHub (Levittown, PA)

Euphenet Cyber Cafev3 (San Jose,CA)

Extreme PC Gaming (Temecula, CA)

FunkyLAN (Lexington, KY)

Gigabits LAN Center (Orlando, FL)

New Media ArenA (Marietta, GA)

Xtreme Gaming CyberCafe (San Antonio, TX)

X3O Gaming Center (Rockville, MD)

The first day of tournament will consist of 5v5 double-elimination matches between all registered teams at each game center. At the end of the day, the top placing five-person team at each of the 8 host locations will be invited to participate in the online tournament on Day 2. At the end of Day 2, the winning team will be awarded $1,500 in cash. All eight teams will receive cash prizes as follows:

Placement Among Winning Teams Tournament Prizes (in US Dollars)

1st $1,500 Team total

2nd $1,000 Team total

3rd $600 Team total

4th $500 Team total

5th $400 Team total

6th $400 Team total

7th $300 Team total

8th $300 Team total

"This campaign is focused on bringing the excitement of eSports to the grassroots level," said Mark Nielsen, Executive Director of iGames. "We consider it the perfect opportunity for iZ3D to promote their revolutionary product - the first 3D monitor for gamers. We are very excited to count them as one of our top partners for 2007."

"iGames and their 500+ member centers have run hundreds of local and online tournaments. Their infrastructure and longstanding relationship with their tech-savvy customers provide the perfect setting for us to reach the influencers of the hardcore gamer community," explained David Chechelashvilli, Vice President of Marketing for iZ3D LLC.

. "We know that once they experience the intense immersion and thrill that our 3D stereoscopic systems add to their favorite games, they'll tell their friends they wouldn't want to game any other way."

The second iZ3D-sponsored tournament will take place on July 14-15, with a prize pool of over $2,500 in cash. Exact tournament format and prize structure will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

To register for the iZ3D $5K Counter-Strike 1.6 Open Tournament and to find out more about the events including official and game play rules, visit www.igames.org or contact the iGames events team at events@igames.org.

About iGames

iGames, Inc. offers a wide range of services to help independent and franchised game centers. iGames' mission is to promote and develop the growth of the game center industry. Its services unite game centers with the goal of establishing them as the driving force enabling the interactive entertainment industry to become the number one form of entertainment around the world. iGames has established strong relationships with industry leaders to provide a wide variety of products, services and programs to member game centers and gamers including software licensing, hardware discounts, exclusive game premieres, tournaments, and game nights. Today the company counts well over 500 centers and 1.2 million gamers, initiating and co-organizing more than 200 events a year. To learn more about iGames, go to www.igames.org.

About iZ3D, LLC

iZ3D, LLC, is headquartered in San Diego. It develops and markets iZ3D brand products for the electronic entertainment market as well as for commercial and professional visualization applications. Three-dimensional imaging is gaining appreciable attention in the display market, and interest in the various iZ3D visualization technologies is rapidly increasing.

Due to the popularity of the initial iZ3D monitor product from Neurok Optics LLC, a US-based 3D technology developer and marketing company, a new joint venture has formed with Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO), a Taiwan-based leading worldwide TFT-LCD manufacturing company.

The newly formed company specializes in the design and engineering of advanced 3D visualization products, and specifically targets Game and Entertainment as its initial markets. For more information, visit http://www.iz3d.com.

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