THEALE, ENGLAND, June 29 2006 - For the first time in the event's history, this year's Electronic Sports World Cup (ESWC) will include a tournament played purely on notebook PCs. NVIDIA and leading performance notebook provider ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS) have teamed up to show the world that their latest generation of laptop technology offers gamers a real alternative to desktop PCs.
The competition is open to all ESWC finalists and pits players against each other in an intense one-to-one Counterstrike Speed Strike battle. At stake is a stunning first prize: the limited edition Asus Lamborghini VX1 Notebook based on the NVIDIA® GeForce® Go 7600 512MB graphics processing unit (GPU). Runners-up will not leave empty-handed either: second prize is an A6Jm gaming notebook with GeForce® Go 7600 512MB GPU, while third and fourth place receive an impressive bundle of mobile gaming hardware from ASUS and NVIDIA. For more details, visit http://www.esworldcup.com/2006/?act=specialops_asus.
Serge Lemonde, NVIDIA's director of regional marketing for Europe, Africa, the Middle East and India, explains: "NVIDIA's GeForce Go technology has truly taken notebook gaming to the next level, making mobile PCs a match for their deskbound counterparts. With NVIDIA, today's high-performance notebooks from providers like ASUS can deliver the kind of gaming experience and performance previously available only from a desktop."
Sunny Han, Director of Global Brand Centre from ASUS adds: "We're delighted that the A6JM is the official notebook of ESWC. It provides increased computing performance for multitasking with longer battery supply and better power management. Thanks to the GeForce Go 7600 512MB graphics solution, the notebook delivers stunning true-to-life 3D performance for the ultimate gaming enjoyment. It even includes a built-in high-resolution webcam, so gamers can now see and chat with teammates while playing online!"
To learn more, visit http://www.nvidia.co.uk/page/mobile.html or
ESWC - vital statistics:
* 800 champions from 50 countries
* 35,000 spectators
* $400,000 prize fund
* Seven tournaments - Counterstrike, Counterstrike Women, Quake IV, Trackmania Nations ESWC, Warcraft III, Gran Turismo 4, Pro Evolution Soccer 5
* Three days of brutal competition, June 30 - July 2 2006
* Tickets available from http://www.ticketnet.fr/shop/en/manif.asp?idtier=237143&IdManif=97324
NVIDIA Corporation is the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies. The Company creates innovative, industry-changing products for computing, consumer electronics, and mobile devices. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit www.nvidia.co.uk.
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (TSE:2357) is a leading provider of 3C total solutions. Its product portfolio includes notebooks, motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, information appliances, desktop PCs, servers, wireless solutions, mobile phones and networking devices. With world-class engineering and offices and subsidiaries located in all corners of the world, ASUSTeK provides innovative solutions to consumers, businesses and OEM/ODM customers. The company is the perennial leader of the motherboard and graphics card industries and a top 10 player globally for notebooks, optical drives, broadband modems and a wide range of other products.