SAN FRANCISCO - August 24, 2005 - Today Ubisoft, one of the world's leading video game publishers, announced that its sponsored all-girl group of gamers, the Frag DollsTM, are in search of a new member. The open call for female gamers who are interested in becoming a Frag Doll will kick off at the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) in Bellevue, Washington, on Saturday and Sunday, August 27-28, at the Meydenbauer Center.
"Ubisoft is extremely proud that the Frag Dolls have had such success within the video game community, breaking down the stereotypes of female gamers and in representing Ubisoft among both hardcore and casual video game players," said Tony Kee, vice president of marketing at Ubisoft. "We're now in search of our newest Frag Doll and we look forward to seeing who will step in and be a worthy member of this elite team."
Female gamers 18 and older in the United States interested in participating in the open call at PAX should bring their video game resume and a few photos (these can be color photo copies) and are invited to take advantage of an onsite videotaped "audition" to help their selection chances. The video tape segment, which is not mandatory for consideration, will consist of a one-minute taped response to the question: "Why should you be a member of the Frag Dolls?"
"The team is looking forward to helping decide who joins us as we begin our second year," said Rhoulette, Frag Doll team member and captain. "The girls and I have been receiving e-mails and comments from fans, gamers and friends asking how they can become a Frag Doll. Well, here's your chance!"
In addition, the Frag Dolls will also accept resumes at the upcoming Major League Gaming (MLG) events, where prospective Frag Dolls can meet members of the team and conduct video-taped segments as well. Resumes can also be submitted online by e-mailing a cover letter, a resume and a few photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Frag Dolls have helped dispel stereotypes about female gamers by not only performing well against, but often beating their male counterparts in team-based multiplayer competitions. This became even more evident when the team dominated the 32-team Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 Black ArrowTM tournament held at PAX back in 2004. The newest member of the Frag Doll team is set to be announced before the end of 2005. For more information about the Frag Dolls, please visit www.fragdolls.com.
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