(Oxford, ENGLAND) - July 27, 2006 - Joining the flurry of KODE5 announcements is the latest European KODE5 event launch. In association with Game Frontier, KODE5 is pleased to kick off the KODE5 UK Regional Qualifiers. Taking place at none other than Oxford Brookes University, KODE5 UK will fuse this environment for higher learning with high-level gaming by inviting Counter-Strike 1.6 and Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne gamers to battle on campus for the right to represent the UK at the KODE5 Global Finals in September. 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 UK event are as follows:
KODE5 UK Regional Qualifier
Counter-Strike and Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne
UK's KODE5 Counter-Strike and Warcraft III Regional Qualifiers are slated to take place at the Oxford Brookes Students Union, located at Oxford Brookes University in England. From August 30th to August 31st, this two-day event will feature Counter-Strike 1.6 and Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne tournaments in a dedicated tournament area.
An interview and casting zone will allow worldwide media to do pre- and post-match interviews that can be broadcast over the Internet. The venue is not only very accessible with free car parking and easy access to all major transport links, but it also includes a number of facilities that make it an excellent location for a major gaming event. Featuring a dedicated 100 Mb Internet connection, bar and catering area, and a staging area for competition matches, the venue is ideal to host KODE5 in the UK.
The KODE5 UK Quake 4 Qualifiers will be held on August 12th at a separate location. Details of this event will be revealed on www.gamefrontier.com
Game Frontier is a technical consultancy specialising in the production and stage management of digital entertainment events. In the last 4 years Game Frontier has grown in size with its events and international activities, and also has helped popularise the concept of 'Electronic Sports' and professionally produced computer gaming tournaments. Game Frontier has also held strategic partnerships with many of the leading international eSports brands. Our aim is to become an international brand name and allow people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy the unique, upscale, and innovative experience that Game Frontier creates.
Game Frontier Managing Director, Jaffer Mir said, "The core team and partners associated with the KODE5 brand have a very similar mindset and approach to standards and quality that we value at Game Frontier and therefore we are very proud to have this opportunity to work closely with KODE5 to launch the UK regional campaign. We will endeavour to provide an organised tournament with the best gaming platform, and I look forward to welcoming all the teams and players who want to compete and win a chance to attend the KODE5 Global Finals."
"As a global leader in motherboards, chassis, coolers, and power supplies, Foxconn is proud to support KODE5 and their efforts to bring gaming to the forefront in the UK," says Foxconn Marketing Manager Michael Littler. "Gamers taking part in KODE5 UK will have the chance to try our high-end gaming platforms first hand, and experience how Foxconn hardware can give them the edge they need in competition."
"As the premier maker of high-performance, quality memory for gamers, it was only natural for Corsair to get involved with a gaming movement such as KODE5," says Chris Gibson of Corsair UK. "With Corsair memory powering the tournament gaming rigs at KODE5 UK, gamers can leverage a silky-smooth gaming environment to take out 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!"
"KODE5 is excited to be working with Game Frontier on what is shaping to up be another great KODE5 event," says KODE5 Revolutionary-in-Command Lester Lau. "By setting up KODE5 UK at this historical site such as Oxford University, we hope to blend traditional values of competition and sport with gaming as the entertainment medium of the future."
More details on how to register for this exciting event will be revealed at www.gamefrontier.com and www.kode5.com
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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 www.corsair.com.
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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.