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Jadestone and Eidos launch Championship Manager Online in Nordic

Stockholm, Sweden 2006-05-17



In time for this summer's World Cup, Eidos Interactive, one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software and Swedish multi-platform developer Jadestone today announced the release of Championship Manager Online, the online version of the world's best selling football management simulation, in Sweden and Norway.

Championship Manager Online (CMO) is a stand-alone massive multiplayer online football management simulation based on the well-known franchise with the same name. As well as testing managerial skills against thousands of human opponents, the game offers a "buddy league" mode that lets players compete in a league against friends or colleagues.

Championship Manager Online provides the same level of depth that has become a hallmark of the series. Choose to manage a club from one of eleven different national leagues (England, Sweden, Scotland, Italy, Spain, Germany, Holland and France) dealing with everything from transfers and tactics to training. The game is continually updated to reflect changes in the real-world of football.

Marcus Jacobs, Championship Manager Online producer at Jadestone says:
"Championship Manager Online is the ultimate online football management experience. Jadestone is well-known for its online football management simulations, such as Canal Plus Football Manager and True Manager. CMO builds on all knowledge and expertise gathered over the years and I'm convinced that the TV coverage from WC2006 will have a hard time competing with our game on the Internet."

Ray Livingston, Brand Manager at Eidos added: "This signals the start of Championship Manager Online's roll-out across the world, which will see it established as the biggest and best online management simulation around."

For further information and management tips, please contact:

Marcus Legler, PR, Jadestone

Tel: +46 708 257 876

E-mail: marcus.legler@jadestone.se

Chris Glover

chrisg@eidos.co.uk

About Jadestone

Jadestone Group is a leading creator and multi-platform developer of internationally acclaimed and award-winning mobile and online multiplayer games. The company develops both proprietary game formats and games based on leading external IP's together with leading international media companies and publishers. Among recently developed products are Championship Manager Online, the award-winning e-sports series and the Game of the Year award-winning mobile smash hit Kodo. Jadestone is based in Stockholm, Sweden.

About Eidos Interactive Ltd
Eidos Interactive Ltd is part of SCi Entertainment Group Plc (SEG) one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software. Following the acquisition of EIDOS Plc in May 2005, the Group has a valuable combined portfolio of intellectual property including: Tomb Raider: Legend, Conflict: Global Storm, Hitman: Blood Money, Championship Manager, Just Cause, Battlestations: Midway, Urban Chaos: Riot Response and the interactive rights to Reservoir Dogs and Highlander.

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