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Will you be winning BIG this weekend?

Bristol, England 15th March 2005: Xequted is pleased to announce the first of many Last Man Standing tournaments in association with the Xbox Live Calendar Winning Weekends. Xbox Live Gamers who register for winning weekends can join in on the online fun with the particular winning weekend game and stand a chance of winning some great prizes including exclusive merchandise and a state-of-the-art Samsung television.

To take part in this winning weekend, it's simple, all gamers have to do is register for this months winning weekends on the Xbox Live Calendar website and play Star Wars: Republic Commando on either Saturday 19th March or Sunday 20th March 2005 for a chance of winning exclusive Samsung goodies. Register now at the following URL: http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/live/calendar/default.htm

If that's not enough, the recently launched Last Man Standing tournament system is hosting the UK's first ever official Star Wars: Republic Commando tournament kicking off at 5pm on Sunday 20th March, in which registered users will be in with a chance of winning exclusive prizes. Register now at the following URL: http://www.thelastmanstanding.co.uk

Testimonial:

"There are two things I like about Last Man Standing tournaments. First, they're properly organised. The team do a great job. You enter on the website, play online, then check your stats and start practicing for the next one. Second, they're fun. The ref keeps everything clean in the game and every time I've played there's never been any attitude from the other players. They let their skills do the talking if you know what I mean. You learn from people better than you and have a laugh too. Maybe next time I'll finish second from last."

James, aka kingkatt

The Last Man Standing - Halo 2 - Sunday, 13th March 2005

"I was pleased to be told about the tournament a few hours before it started and still be able to enter. It was well organised with set times for all rounds, which helped knowing if I would be able to play. To win feels great, some of the games I have been wanting for a while. Thanks guys keep up the good work and look forward to your next tournament"

Jack Middlehurst / wack00n

The Last Man Standing - Halo 2 - Friday, 4th Mar 2005

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About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

About Xequted

Founded in May 2003 as an online gaming community concept, Xequted is a leading gaming and digital entertainment portal serving the games community. Headquartered in Bristol, England with editorial and journalistic presence across the United Kingdom and the United States, the company sponsors a variety of game events including the Last Man Standing tournaments and also sponsoring a number of gaming clans.

European Contact:

Luke Newcombe - Head of Communications

http://www.xequted.com

http://www.thelastmanstanding.co.uk

interactive@xequted.com

+44 (0)7905 494 089

North American Contact:

Mike Thompson - Head of Public Relations

Mike.Thompson@xequted.com

001 (925) 528 9335

About The Last Man Standing

The Last Man Standing is the brainchild of Mark Boadey and Louis Simpson, and is the premiere location for UK based console tournaments. Each tournament sees many players battling it out to be "The Last Man Standing", and to take their place in the Hall of Fame! With large weekly tournaments featuring quality prizes and mid week mini events there is plenty of competitive gaming for everyone!

Will you be The Last Man Standing?

Mark Boadey -Tournament Organiser

mark.boadey@thelastmanstanding.co.uk

http://www.thelastmanstanding.co.uk

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