Bracknell, UK, 2nd December 2004 - Dell today announced its headline sponsorship of the CPL European Winter Qualifier that sees the new high-powered DimensionTM XPS desktop used for the Counter-StrikeTM tournament. Sixteen teams of the top gamers from across Sweden, Italy, Iceland, Portugal, Germany, France and the UK will battle it out for a place in the CPL final in Dallas.
Designed for ultimate gaming performance, Dell's XPS Generation 4 offers the Intel® 925XE Express chipset and latest Pentium® 4 Extreme Edition processors, along with ATI® RadeonTM X800XT graphics.
Philip Wride, Player and Manager of the UK's largest gaming team - the 4Kings - added, "This is an awesome machine offering superb gaming capability and visual realism. It really helps to provide the best experience whilst playing all the latest games."
The redesigned Dimension XPS Generation 4 sports an arctic silver and black chassis and is the most expandable Dimension system offered. The XPS supports up to three 400GB hard drives, two PCI Express slots and three 5.25-inch drive bays for the highest levels of scalability in an innovative chassis designed to run quietly. Customers can also modify the look of their XPS systems by changing the lighted front bezel into any one of seven colours. All this performance is available from £1830.35 / €2649.33 (ex VAT and delivery pricing).
"We have been developing the Dimension product range and introduced the XPS system to meet the high performance computing needs of gamers. Increased expandability, larger power supplies, advanced cooling and enhanced graphics enhance the gaming experience dramatically. We are thrilled to be able to support the CPL tournament and see the top gamers compete on the XPS system." said Gavin Duncan, Product Marketing Manager, Dimension Products, Dell
The CPL Qualifier
The European qualifying heat of the CPL Counter-Strike Championship Tournament is taking place between the 3rd - 5th December 2004 in Black Isle Film Studios, London. Sixteen teams will compete in real time using an online version of Counter-Strike, an action-oriented multiplayer computer game, for a highly regarded position in the Dallas CPL Finals held 15th December - 19th December 2004, with an almighty $1,000,000 (£520,000 / 750,000 Euro) prize fund.
Intel® are overall sponsors of the gaming tournament which also encompasses the Bloodline event to find talent for the 4Kings clan and a 'Bring Your Own Computer' LAN-Party for up to 500 players and facilities for spectators.
"We are pleased to have Dell on board as a key sponsor of the CPL qualifier. The new Dimension XPS system will provide the high-performance gaming facility needed for the championship." said Jaffer Mir, Managing Director, Game Frontier Ltd.
The Dimension XPS Generation 4
24 x 7 Specialist Support
To meet the specialist needs of gamers, Dell offer XPS customers exclusive access to the Dell XPS Support Team. Specialist technicians who are serious players are ready to sort out any hardware problems that threaten performance with a 24 hour dedicated service.
The Dimension XPS system is now available across Europe.
- High resolution capability with PCI Express graphics cards: 256MB ATI® RadeonTM X800XT, 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GTO, 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 6800, 128MB ATI® RadeonTM X300SE
- Intel Pentium 4 processor Extreme Edition 3.46 GHz with 1066MHz front side bus
- Up to 4GB dual-channel DDR2 memory at 533MHz
- Specialised thermal cooling fans
- Sound Blaster Audigy 2 (D) with DVD-Audio & IEEE 1394
- Expansion slots: two PCI Express slots (one x1 and one x16) and four PCI slots
- Integrated RAID 0 or 1 functionality via the ICH6-R controller with Intel Matrix Storage technology
- Hard drive options: Up to three 400GB SATA hard drives
- Media drive options include 16X DVD+/-RW double layer drive
- Integrated Gigabit networking capability on PCI Express bus
- Eight USB 2.0 ports standard
- Front-mounted 1394 port
- Microsoft® Windows XP Home or Professional
- Dell Picture Studio for digital photo organization, and Dell McAfee SecurityCentre for antivirus, firewall, and privacy controls (all software optional)
- Dell Media Experience
- Standard 1 year limited warranty plus 1 year at-home service; optional upgrade up to 4 years
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The CPL, launched June 1997 was the first organization to advance computer game competitions to the level of a professional sport. Today, the CPL is the global leader in competitive computer gaming, having held live tournaments on five continents. The CPL has also sanctioned a large number of qualifying tournaments held in over fifty countries. www.thecpl.com
4Kings was founded in 1997 and as such is recognised as one of the oldest and most widely known gaming teams in the world. The squads that represent 4Kings have competed at events in countries as diverse as the USA, South America and Korea. 4Kings is predominately based in the UK but also has players based throughout Europe and has dominated the UK scene in a variety of games including CounterStrike, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Quakeworld, Quake3, Unreal Tournament 2003 and Warcraft 3. www.four-kings.com
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