Paris, France - October 18, 2004 - DreamCatcher Games and The Cyberathlete® Professional League (CPL) today announced that the critically acclaimed title, Painkiller, which has sold more than 300,000 units worldwide, is the exclusive official tournament game for the upcoming CPL World Tour.
The CPL World Tour will commence late February 2005 and will travel to ten cities across the globe. The tour will offer a US $ 1,000,000 cash purse, the largest cash prize ever for a computer game tournament. Over 10,000 gamers are expected to participate in the qualifiers, stops and finals.
"Painkiller is the new benchmark of 2004 for FPS players," says Angel Munoz, Founder of the CPL. "We are extremely enthusiastic to offer this smash-hit to players."
"Since its launch, Painkiller has earned numerous fantastic reviews and 'Editor's Choice Awards' from all over the world." says Richard Wah Kan, CEO of DreamCatcher. "We are extremely pleased and honored to be part of the world's most ambitious gaming competition."
Constantly improving Painkiller and extending enjoyment for both single and multiplayer fans, DreamCatcher Games will ship an expansion pack, Painkiller: Battle out of Hell, in the UK on November 26th.
For more information about Painkiller and the latest updates, visit www.painkillergame.com.
About DreamCatcher Games
DreamCatcher Games is a fast-growing worldwide publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software committed to release action, strategy and RPG games on Windows®, PlayStation®2 and Xbox® gaming systems. Its large portfolio of games includes the critically acclaimed title Painkiller, a popular and best-selling action shooter game.
More information about DreamCatcher Games and its products can be found at http://www.dcegames.com
Launched June 26, 1997, the Cyberathlete Professional League® (CPL) is the world's first computer games sports league; and having hosted final tournaments on five continents and official qualifying tournaments in over 50 countries, the CPL is the global leader in professional computer game competitions. Over the past seven years, the CPL has hosted over 20 main events in the United States alone, with a total attendance of 35,000 gamers and has paid well over $1,500,000 in cash prizes. For more information on the CPL please visit www.thecpl.com