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KODE5 Global Final Groups Announced

96 of the World's Top Gamers Prepare for Battle in Beijing

(Beijing, CHINA) - September 25, 2006 - Only a few short days until the beginning of the KODE5's most exciting event of the season - the KODE5 Global Final. With support from AMD, Foxconn, Corsair Memory, and Razer, the KODE5 Global Final assembles some of the world's top gamers to Beijing, China to battle for a bevy of cash and prizes. Today, KODE5 is pleased to announce the official team seedings and groupings for the season's final KODE5 event. These 96 gamers have qualified through a series of KODE5 qualifying events that took place over a period of nine months in over 20+ countries, and from September 28th ~ 29th, these gamers will be competing for the title of KODE5 Global Champion. After consulting with the KODE5 Revolutionary Council -- a group comprised of some of the most influential gaming teams, managers, and players - KODE5 is now releasing the official seedings for the tournament:

CS Prize Money

1st Place - $25,000

2nd Place - $10,000

3rd Place - $5,000

Counter-Strike 1.6 Team Seedings and Groups:

Seed #1 NiP-Gaming

Seed #2 Fnatic

Seed #3

Seed #4 MIBR

Seed #5 SK-Gaming Sweden

Seed #6 FvW

Seed #7 Hoorai

Seed #8 forZe

Seed #9 JMC

Seed #10 SK-Gaming Germany

Seed #11 Team TitaNs

Seed #12 Team

Seed #13 Gamefear

Seed #14 dark`passage

Seed #15 FSK

Seed #16 Clan ATE

Group A


Clan ATE



Group B



SK Germany


Group C


Team TitaNs


Group D




SK Sweden

Warcraft III Player Seedings and Groups:

WC3 Prize Money

1st Place - $10,000

2nd Place - $4,000

3rd Place - $1,000

Seed #1 4K^Grubby

Seed #2 4K^FoV

Seed #3 WE.IGE.Soju

Seed #4 4K^ToD

Seed #5 SK|Deadman

Seed #6 WE.IGE.Check

Seed #7 4K^Creolophus

Seed #8 FnaticRotterdam

Seed #9 Go)Showbu-

Seed #10 verGe.Canuck

Seed #11 SK.TaKe

Seed #12 alt)darkstrike.dfi

Seed #13 SKT]Nickt

Seed #14 Bu]Hero

Seed #15 Jun Wang

Seed #16 zAp.TaNGerINe

Group A


zAp.TaNGerINe Go)Showbu-


Group B


Jun Wang



Group C



SK.TaKe WE.IGE.Check

Group D





The teams and players in each group will face off against each other, and the top two will then advance to a single elimination bracket to determine the winners. The single elimination bracket will be played as follows:

Single Elimination Bracket:

Quarter Final #1: Winner of Group A vs Second Place of Group B

Quarter Final #2: Winner of Group B vs Second Place of Group A

Quarter Final #3: Winner of Group C vs Second Place of Group D

Quarter Final #4: Winner of Group D vs Second Place of Group C

Semi Final #1: Winner of Quarter Final #1 vs Winner of Quarter Final #4

Semi Final #2: Winner of Quarter Final #2 vs Winner of Quarter Final #3

3rd Place Match: Loser of Semi Final #1 vs Loser of Semi Final #2

Grand Final: Winner of Semi Final #1 vs Winner of Semi Final #2

Tournament seedings were determined based on each team's and player's achievements at international events during the 2006 season. With the help of the KODE5 Revolutionary Council, KODE5 believes that the seedings will result in an exciting tournament for e-sports fans around the world.

For fans to tune in, KODE5 has recruited the help of the Team Sportscast Network ( to provide their hard-hitting shoutcasts to thousands of viewers across the Internet. English coverage of the KODE5 Event will be available on GotFrag ( as well as the official KODE5 website (

The KODE5 Global Finals celebrates the dedication, hard work, perseverance, and spirit of all gamers who practice day-in and day-out to perfect their game. E-sports requires he same hand-eye coordination, strategy, and teamwork of traditional sports. Thus, it was only fitting to hold the KODE5 Global Finals in a place that is one of the official venues of the 2008 Olympic Games - The Beihang University Sports Center. This multi-sport facility covers almost 14,000 square meters of space, and can accommodate over 4,600 spectators. In 2006, the Beihang University Sports Center will be the venue of the KODE5 Global Finals.

"By consulting with the Revolutionary Council, we are confident that the seeding for the Global Finals will make for a fair and action-packed tournament," says KODE5 Revolutionary-in-Command Lester Lau. "We wish all gamers the best of luck at the tournament, and encourage all e-sports fanatics around the world to tune in to TSN, GotFrag, and the official KODE5 website for all the action of the KODE5 Global Finals."

More details on this exciting event will be revealed at

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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

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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

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