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KODE5 Launches KODE5 Sweden

One of the World's E-Sports Hotspots Joins the Revolution

(Stockholm, SWEDEN) - July 10, 2006 - Home to many of the world's most famous gaming teams, Sweden is a strategic location for KODE5 to help spread its message of competitive gaming to the world. Today, KODE5, in association with Gamers Paradise and GosuGamers.com, is proud to announce the launch of KODE5 Sweden - a gaming event that combines both online and offline qualifiers to determine the gamers that will represent Sweden at the KODE5 Global Final in September. Featuring Counter-Strike 1.6, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, and Quake 4 tournaments, KODE5 Sweden joins the growing list of KODE5 events taking place around the world. Supported globally by Foxconn, Corsair Memory, and Razer, and supported regionally by many others, the KODE5 Global Gaming Revolution takes competitive gaming to an international stage with events being held in 20+ countries worldwide. Details for the KODE5 Sweden event are as follows: KODE5 Sweden Regional Qualifiers Counter-Strike 1.6 Online Qualifier Registration: Monday, July 10, 20:00 CET ~ Sunday, July 17, 20:00 CET Registration Link: http://www.kode5.com/homepage.php?page=events&ev_id=18 Qualifier Dates: One round per day at 20:00 CET beginning Monday, July 18 More info available on IRC at #KODE5.cs (Quakenet) Top 2 advance to offline finals in Stockholm Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne Online Qualifier Registration: Monday, July 10, 20:00 CET Registration Link: http://www.gosugamers.net Qualifier 1: Sunday, July 16th, 15:00 CET Qualifier 2: Friday, July, 21st, 19:00 CET More information available at GosuGamer.net's Warcraft III News section Top 2 advance to offline finals in Stockholm Quake 4 Online Qualifier Registration: Monday, July 10, 20:00 CET ~ Friday, July 15, 20:00 CET Registration Link: http://www.kode5.com/homepage.php?page=events&ev_id=18 Qualifier Dates: Saturday, July 16, 20:00 CET More info available on IRC at #KODE5.q4 (Quakenet) Top 2 advance to offline finals in Stockholm KODE5 Sweden Offline Qualifier On Sunday, July 30th, the KODE5 Sweden Finals will take place at the state-of-the-art Gamers Paradise gaming facility. Located in Stockholm, the Swedish capital, Gamers Paradise has hosted a number of international gaming events, and offers gamers an extreme gaming experience for all in attendance. The winners from the offline qualifier will earn the right to represent Sweden at the KODE5 Global Finals in September. Details for the KODE5 Sweden Offline Qualifier are as follows: Registration Dates: Monday, July 10th ~ Friday, July 15th CS 1.6 6 spots + 2 spots for those which have qualified online Cost: 100 SEK per person = 500 SEK per team WC3: TFT 6 spots + 2 spots for those which have qualified online Cost: 125 SEK per person Quake 4 6 spots + 2 spots for those which have qualified online Cost: 125 SEK per person Gamers interested in attending the KODE5 Sweden offline qualifier can send an e-mail to kode5@gamersparadise.se with contact information and awards and international results to apply for the selection process. Gamers Paradise, Stockholm, Sweden An extreme gaming experience! Gamers Paradise develops and to markets centralized gaming hosting solutions for operation of gaming centers, as well as betting technologies to be used when playing various online games. Gamers Paradise runs gaming centers by themselves as well as through licensing and franchising. Gamers Paradise strongly believes in professional e-sport and contributes to the development of one of the world's best CS teams as well as well developed gaming companies, NiP. "We are honored that KODE5 has chosen Gamers Paradise, Northern Europe's newest and most professional gaming center chain, to host the Swedish KODE5 finals," says Peter Hedlund, CEO Gamers Paradise Holding AB. "The teams and players attending the finals can look forward receiving an extreme gaming experience while competing to win the Swedish KODE5 finals." Catch all the action on big screens Register now for KODE5 Sweden! "Sweden, home to some of the world's oldest and most respected gaming teams, has a long and illustrious history in the world of e-sports," says KODE5 Revolutionary-at-Arms Thomas Kuhlenbach. "We are proud to be working with Gamers Paradise to bring KODE5 Sweden to the world. With their extensive experience with holding top-notch events, we are confident that gamers will have a great time at KODE5 Sweden." For more info on Gamers Paradise, please visit: www.gamersparadise.se and www.nip-gaming.com For more info on GosuGamers, visit their website at www.gosugamers.net More details on this exciting event will be revealed at 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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