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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SANTA CLARA, CA—APRIL 30, 2008— Hundreds of the world’s top video game players, representing over 50 countries, will take part in the 6th Electronic Sports World Cup™ (ESWC) Grand Final at NVISION® 08, the premier event for visual computing professionals and enthusiasts. NVISION 08 is hosted by NVIDIA and will be held August 25-27, 2008 in San Jose, California.
“The ESWC Grand Final is the Super Bowl of gaming. The competitors are remarkable athletes with intense focus, lightning-quick reflexes, and incredible endurance. It is truly an amazing spectacle to watch these world-class players compete,” said Dan Vivoli, senior vice president, NVIDIA. “We have been a huge supporter of professional gaming and are thrilled that the ESWC has chosen NVISION 08 as the venue for its finals.”
NVISION 08 marks the first time in history that the ESWC Grand Final will take place in the U.S. The competitors will vie for six World Champion titles and over $250,000 in prize money. Visitors will be able follow the non-stop action on giant screens, with live commentary from professional broadcasters. Games in the tournament include Counter Strike 1.6, Defense of the Ancient, Warcraft III The Frozen Throne, Trackmania Nations, and Quake III Arena.
“The ESWC and NVIDIA have been close partners since the inception of the ESWC Grand Final, so when we were presented with the opportunity to stage our most important event of the year at NVISION 08, we were very excited,” said Matthieu Dallon, CEO of Games-Services, owner of the ESWC. “I am confident this will be our best event ever -- not only for the players, but for all the spectators attending the event.”
About ESWC & Games-Services
Games-Services is a media and production company that has specialized in electronic sports, video games, and digital entertainment since the year 2000. As a gaming events producer and IP owner, Games-Services designs and manages the Electronic Sports World Cup, a worldwide video games competition licensed in over 50 countries. Games-Services is also the producer of Le Mondial du Gaming, an international video games competition held in Paris, France. Games-Services also edits dedicated media and manages public and private projects linked to the video gaming communities. More information is available at www.games-services.com. For more information on ESWC, visit www.eswc.com.
About NVISION 08
NVISION 08 is a three-day mega-event created specifically for the millions of professionals and enthusiasts who are passionate about visual computing. NVISION 08 will bring together engineers, designers, developers, researchers, artists, enthusiasts, gamers, film makers, business professionals, and consumers from every field of the visual computing universe. The event will be held August 25-27, 2008 in San Jose, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley. For more information, visit www.nvision08.com.
NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA) is the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, a high-performance processor which generates breathtaking, interactive graphics on workstations, personal computers, game consoles, and mobile devices. NVIDIA serves the entertainment and consumer market with its GeForce® products, the professional design and visualization market with its Quadro® products, and the high-performance computing market with its Tesla™ products. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit www.nvidia.com.
Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to the events the ESWC Grand Final and NVISION are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: rescheduling or cancellation of the events; gamers attending different visual computing events instead of the ESWC; the impact of our competitors or their products and technologies as well as other factors detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 28, 2007. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on our website and are available from NVIDIA without charge. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.