Bracknell, 14 March 2008: ZyXEL, sponsors of professional gaming outfit Team Dignitas, is offering gamers the opportunity to play the professionals during i33 (Newbury, March 21/22nd). The player who manages to achieve the most 'kills' against one of the Dignitas professionals in Unreal Tournament 3 (UT3) on each day will be rewarded with a pair of ZyXEL PowerLine HomePlug adapters, that will help turn players' home electrical circuits into a high speed broadband network, with access points in any room.
Sarah Guy, Director of Communications at ZyXEL UK, explains, "We are giving game players attending i33 the opportunity to test their skills against some of the best in the industry. Players GaRpY and Zaccubus will be on the ZyXEL stand for two hours each day inviting gamers to challenge them in Unreal Tournament 3.
"The player that achieves the most 'kills' against one of the professionals will be rewarded with the latest "must have" gadget for serious players - a set of ZyXEL PowerLine HomePlug adapters. These are the same devices that are being used by some Team Dignitas members to create a 200Mbps connection between their PC and their broadband access point using their home electrical wiring circuits."
Michael O'Dell, Team Dignitas Manager says, "We've recently joined forces with ZyXEL and some of our players have been using their PowerLine HomePlug-enabled routers in the build up to i33. This technology is a must for all serious gamers - providing 200 Mbps connectivity without the reliability challenges of wireless and the need to feed a dedicated cable from the broadband access point to the gaming pc."
Team Dignitas members will be on stand throughout the day - gamers should listen out for announcements by the event organisers for their chance to 'kill' the pros.
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About ZyXEL Communications UK Ltd
ZyXEL Communications UK Ltd is the UK subsidiary of a market leading end-to-end designer and manufacturer of xDSL, Security, VoIP, IP DSLAMS, Wireless, PowerLine HomePlug, routing and IP switching equipment. The company offers comprehensive technical support and customer service to the ISP, Telco, IT distribution channel through to businesses and consumers.
ZyXEL was founded in 1989 as a modem developer with the mission to create Internet access solutions that accelerate information exchange.
ZyXEL is one of the world's leading broadband access solutions specialists. With headquarters located in Taiwan, ZyXEL maintains offices in the United States, Europe and Asia, ZyXEL has more than 2000 employees globally, with distributors in more than seventy countries, and products marketed in more than 150 countries on five continents.