30th March 2005 - With ACON5 Qualifying under way in the Warcraft III: Frozen Throne tournament, and the qualifying weekend for Counter Strike fast approaching, leading clan "Four Kings Intel" today announced their players participation in ACON5.
"We are proud to join ACON5 and hopefully have several of our players represent the UK at this important worldwide gaming tournament", says Four Kings manager Philip Wride. Commenting on the make-up of the team, Wride says "because of the tournament rules, we will not be fielding a 4Kings line-up but will be allowing our British players to compete in this highly prized competition".
Although the team boasting the 4Kings players will be the favourites to win the UK crown, other top clans and Warcraft players are preparing to assemble at the Uttoxeter venue on the weekend of 22nd-24th April, in what promises to be one of the most talent-filled UK gaming events in recent months.
ACON5 UK Prizes Announced
Intel & ATI contribute to hardware prize pool
Organisers also today revealed further details about prizes on offer at the ACON5 UK National Final. These will include CPUs from Intel and Radeon X850 graphics cards courtesy of ATI.
Other prizes will also include memory modules from Corsair, soundcards, MP3 players and headsets from Creative, a range of cool gaming cases from Chenbro, and gaming accessories (including performance mice and keyboards) from Logitech.
ABIT will also be on hand with a selection of goodies including Fatal1ty motherboards, graphics cards and other motherboard products.
With the winners in each game being sent all-expenses paid to the Global Final in China, there will be plenty of goodies for runners-up, according to UK organiser Michael Littler; "with the quality and range of prizes we have from ACON5 sponsors, it's clear that even for runners-up, getting to the UK final will be well worth the qualifying effort!"
UK National Final and ACON5 LAN Party
LAN Party and Global Gaming Competition under one roof
With expertise from Gameon (http://www.gameon.co.uk), one of the UK's leading LAN organiser's, the ACON5 LAN Party promises to be a fantastic frag fest, and will run simultaneously with the ACON5 UK National Final.
The ACON5 LAN Party is open to everybody - gamers can book a place online by visiting the ACON5 website (http://www.acon5.com). Three days of gaming, commencing on the evening of Friday 22nd April at Uttoxeter Racecourse, can be purchased for just £35.00 thanks to the support of ACON5 sponsors such as ATI, Corsair, Intel, LG, and local sponsors Chenbro and Logitech.
ABIT customers will join ACON5 Global Final
One lucky ABIT customer will win a trip for 2 people to the ACON5 Global Final
From April, ABIT will be running an exclusive competition to send one lucky ABIT UK customer and their guest to the ACON5 Global Final in June. Motherboard and VGA products bearing a promotional sticker will invite end users to submit their details into the draw on the ACON5 website (http://www.acon5.com).
ACON5 Schedule Summary
Battle commences this Wednesday, 9th March, and continues through until the Global Final in June...
DATE - Specifications
Weds 9th March - Warcraft III Qualifying begins
1st-3rd April - Counter-Strike 1.6 Qualifiers
Weds 13th April - Final Warcraft III Qualifying session
Friday 22nd April - ACON5 UK National Final Weekend and LAN Party opens
Saturday 23rd April - ACON5 UK National Final - Counter-Strike Finals
Sunday 24th April - ACON5 UK National Final - Warcraft III Finals
June - ACON5 Global Final, China
ABIT is proud to announce the following companies are supporting ACON5 and ACON5 UK...
ACON5 is an international Gaming Event, created by ABIT for gamers. With qualifying in 150 cities worldwide, and a global final to be held in China, June 2005 - it truly is a global event.
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