Professional Gamers League Chooses NVIDIA as Official 3D Graphics Technology
Leading Graphics Firm Becomes 16th Sponsor in First Year for Professional Gamers' League
For Immediate Release
SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 11, 1998 - NVIDIA(TM) Corporation today announced that the RIVA family of 3D graphic processors will be the official 3D graphics processors of the AMD(R) Professional Gamers League (PGL)(TM). Created and owned by Total Entertainment Network (TEN) in 1997, the PGL was the first on-line, professional sports league for computer game players. In a separate announcement, Diamond Multimedia will host the Diamond Multimedia Championships of the AMD PGL, which will be held November 12-14th at the Club-i in San Francisco, California.
"The AMD PGL is an ideal venue for NVIDIA to showcase its 3D processors," said Lew Paceley, vice president of corporate marketing at NVIDIA. "The AMD PGL's dedication to promoting a cutting-edge gaming environment matches NVIDIA's commitment to provide users with a stunning visual experience."
The PGL is a showcase for the next generation of high-speed, high-impact online gaming, and is designed to broaden consumers' awareness of gaming on the Internet. With more than $2.5 million in sponsorships, and awarding over $250,000 in cash and prizes, in its first year, the PGL has met with tremendous acclaim from sponsors and players alike. To register for the league, players should visit www.pgl.com.
"The PGL identified NVIDIA as the PGL graphics processor company of choice due to their reputation for providing award-winning graphics technology," said Erik Lundberg, executive producer of the PGL. "The PGL player and fan communities are among the most demanding and voracious consumers of leading edge technologies and thus a perfect fit for NVIDIA's leading-edge processors."
NVIDIA is the official 3D graphics technology and a top category sponsor of the PGL in part because of its industry-leading, high-performance 3D graphics technology. The PGL will use and feature NVIDIA's products at all PGL events. NVIDIA will assist in the promotion of these events, PGL products and customer products.
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