For Immediate Release
Taipei, Taiwan, 27 October 2005 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, together with S3 Graphics today announced sponsorship of the DreamHack 2005 event, taking place 24-27 November in Sweden, and the hosting of the first ever large-scale QUAKE 4 LAN tournament.
QUAKE 4 looks set to be one of the most important professional tournament games in 2006, and has been included in the official 2006 worldwide tournament schedule of the Cyber Professional League (CPL), one of the leading e-sports competition organizers. The VIA Quake 4 Tournament will give pro gamers the opportunity to play against a large field of competitors for cash prizes, as well testing their skills against members of the renowned all-girls gaming team, girlz 0f destruction at the VIA and S3 Graphics booth.
Players can register online for the VIA DreamHack QUAKE 4 Tournament through VIA Competitive Gamers Arena (www.viacga.com), VIA's dedicated website for the professional gaming community.
"All eyes will be on Sweden and DreamHack next month, as professional gamers get their first chance to face off against each other in the daunting QUAKE 4," said Timothy Brown, International Marketing Manager at VIA Technologies, Inc. "VIA is proud to take an active role in supporting competitive e-sports and encouraging gamers to discover the performance of our high end technologies."
"The new VIA QUAKE 4 Tournament crowd at this year's event gives DreamHack a tremendous boost," declared Ola Stafhammer, DreamHack Coordinator. "As DreamHack becomes larger every year, it's important we engage the international community and corporate sponsors like VIA who share our vision."
The VIA and S3 Graphics booth will feature team members from the international all girls gaming team, "girlz 0f destruction", winners of the top 3 positions for the recent Ms. QuakeCon tournament in Dallas. The girlz 0f destruction members will be participating in the QUAKE 4 tournament as well as playing ad hoc one-on-one exhibition matches with DreamHack attendees willing to frag or be fragged against top professional gamers. You can find more information about girlz 0f destruction at their website: www.girlzdestruct.com
Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the DreamHack event being held at Elmia in Jönköping, Sweden from November 24-27 is a Guinness World Record holder for attendance, attracting more than 6000 PC gamers to their Bring Your Own Computer (BYOC) LAN event. More information on DreamHack can be found at: www.dreamhack.org
About S3 Graphics
S3 Graphics Co., Ltd., a VIA Technologies, Inc. affiliate company, is a leading supplier to the 3D enabled PC graphics market it pioneered. Today, S3 Graphics ships high performance consumer graphics cards to desktop board manufacturers and low power, high performance, Commercial Grade 3D graphics sub-systems to top tier notebook manufacturers. In addition, S3 Graphics integrates market-leading chipset technology from VIA into shared memory architecture products for the high volume, value PC market. S3 Graphics has a long-term commitment to top performance, quality and state-of-the-art features for desktop and mobile applications. Additional information can be found at the Company's website at: www.s3graphics.com.
About VIA Technologies, Inc.
VIA Technologies, Inc. (TSE 2388) is the foremost fabless supplier of market-leading core logic chipsets, low power x86 processors, advanced connectivity, multimedia, networking and storage silicon, and complete platform solutions that are driving system innovation in the PC and embedded markets. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, VIA's global network links the high tech centers of the US, Europe and Asia, and its customer base includes the world's top OEMs, motherboard vendors and system integrators. www.via.com.tw
VIA PR Contacts
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Phone: (886)-2-2218-5452 #6201
Europe: Michal Lisiecki
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