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KODE5 Announces Global Prize Package

Over $160,000 in Cash and Prizes to Be Awarded to Gamers

(Undisclosed Location) - July 3, 2006 - Held in over 20 countries around the world, the KODE5 Global Gaming Revolution takes competitive gaming to an international stage with a series of gaming events that lead to a Global Final in September. Supported globally by Foxconn, Corsair Memory, and Razer, and locally by many others, KODE5 invites gamers from around the world to compete for a bevy of cash and prizes. Today, KODE5 is proud to announce the global prize package that the top 16 world finalists will be competing for in September. With generous support from Foxconn, Corsair Memory, and Razer, gamers attending KODE5 will ultimately be competing for over USD $160,000 in cash and prizes. With thousands of dollars and high-end gaming hardware on the line, KODE5 expects over 100,000 gamers participating in KODE5 events worldwide. Here's the cash prize breakdown: Counter-Strike 1.6 1st Place $25,000 2nd Place $10,000 3rd Place $5,000 Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne 1st Place $10,000 2nd Place $4,000 3rd Place $1,000 Quake 4 1st Place $10,000 2nd Place $4,000 3rd Place $1,000 In addition to these cash prizes, winners from KODE5 events will also be receiving over $90,000 of top-end gaming hardware and peripherals from KODE5 Global Supporters Foxconn, Corsair Memory, and Razer. "We are pleased to be able to bring the gaming community a global prize package of this magnitude," notes KODE5 Revolutionary-in-Command Lester Lau. "Many thanks to Foxconn, Corsair, and Razer for making all of this possible, and commend their undying support to the development of esports. With their support, KODE5 is committed to continue offering gamers a world stage from which to compete." As a global leader in PC motherboards, chassis, coolers, and power supplies, Foxconn designs, markets, and sells a huge selection of hardware to cater to the gaming enthusiast. Among the prizes that Foxconn is offering is the AMD AM2-ready SLI-enabled C51XEM2AA-8EKRS2H motherboard, which has been impressing hardware editors since its introduction. With dual-graphics capabilities and 7.1-channel high-definition audio, gamers at the KODE5 Global Finals will not only experience a silky-smooth gameplay experience, but winners will also get to take home some high-performance Foxconn motherboards. "Our new AM2-ready motherboards come fully-equipped with the latest Foxconn Technologies to benefit the gaming experience," says Foxconn Global Marketing Manager Christin Wang. "By offering our newest motherboards for the official KODE5 tournament PCs, we are confident that all competitors can concentrate on their game and not their hardware." Every gamer knows that having quality, high-speed memory is essential in a competitive gaming system. That's why Corsair is the favorite memory of gamers the world over. Corsair's XMS2 PRO Series modules are painstakingly tested to ensure optimum compatibility and performance on a variety of motherboards. With legendary Corsair reliability and service, the XMS2 Pro Series will power each KODE5 tournament PC, and also be available for gamers to win. "Corsair is committed to providing gamers with the edge they need in competition," says Corsair APAC Sales Director Scott Thirlwell. "We are proud to help power the KODE5 competition PCs, and wish all competitors the best of luck at the KODE5 Global Finals." Razer, makers of killer gaming peripherals, has been a pioneer in gaming since introducing the world's first dedicated gaming mouse. At KODE5, gamers will get to experience and win their entire lineup of gaming gear, including mice, keyboards, gaming surfaces, cable management systems, and their all-new Barracuda Integrated Audio System. Consisting of the HP-1 Gaming Headphones and the AC-1 sound card, gamers can accurately position their opponents and be two steps ahead of the competition. "Razer, who has been active since 1999 in the sponsoring of major computer gaming tournaments, is proud to be one of the main global sponsors of KODE5," said Robert "Razerguy" Krakoff, President, Razer Group. "The mouse, mousepad, keyboard, headphones and audio card are the most important weapons in a gamer's arsenal and with Razer providing the official suite of gaming peripherals and prizes for all KODE5 tournaments worldwide, it is an endorsement of Razer as the world's leading designer of high performance gaming peripherals. We are confident that Razer's sponsorship will allow gamers to achieve their optimum performance during the games!" For more information on the KODE5 Global Gaming Revolution, check out: http://www.kode5.com About Foxconn FOXCONN is the global leader in the manufacturing of Motherboards, Graphics Cards, Optical Storage Devices, Workstations, Servers, Slim PCs, Barebones Systems and IA Products. With more than three decades of manufacturing experience that includes global distribution and logistics, Foxconn is dedicated to making business easy and affordable for its customers, offering innovative, award-winning products that propel the market forward. More information: Please see www.foxconnchannel.com Press Contacts: China/APAC - Christin Wang + 86. 2812. 9800 ext 25503 christinwang@foxconn.com About Corsair Corsair Memory, a member of JEDEC, has been a leader in the design and manufacture of high-speed memory modules since 1994. We have earned our reputation as being the first to market with leading-edge products supporting new computing platforms and technologies. Corsair supplies memory for applications ranging from mission-critical servers to ultra-high performance gaming systems. The performance and reliability of Corsair memory products makes them ideal for memory-intensive computing. Additional information about Corsair is available at www.corsair.com. About the Razer Group Razer is the world's leading brand in high-end computer gaming peripherals. The company designs, engineers and markets cutting-edge gaming peripherals that provide professional gamers with the competitive edge through a combination of technology, innovation and design. Recognized as the pioneers of the high-performance gaming mouse, our superiority in gaming peripherals stems from our ability to understand and conceptualize peripherals that gamers need. Engineered to near perfection, Razer's reputation of being the leaders in peripheral technology is embodied in every single Razer product. Razer-For Gamers. By Gamers For more information, please log onto www.razerzone.com. About KODE5 KODE5 masses gamers in 16 countries in a series of regional events to find the best gamers from around the world. The best then fly to an undisclosed location to square off against the world's gaming elite. With television crews from around the world broadcasting, international media in attendance, and mass crowds rioting for their favorites, the KODE5 Global Finals will bring gaming to the center stage like no other gaming event. KODE5 will take competitive gaming to another level and gain the respect that gaming deserves. To join the revolution, go to the KODE5 website at www.kode5.com.
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