KODE5 encompasses 100,000 gamers fro 16 countries

by: John -
KODE5 is a new gaming event that takes gamers from 16 countries and pits them against each other in various online games. The first event takes place at CeBIT. You don't need an invite to participate so if you feel inclined to try, you are free to do so. The initial event will pit gamers in Counter-Strike 1.6 and Quake 4. If you're going to be at CeBIT, be sure to check out the event at hall 23 booth C42. You can find more details about KODE5 at their website.

Join the KODE5 Global Gaming Revolution

100,000 Gamers from 16 Countries Await the Uprising

(Undisclosed Location) – February 24, 2006 – We are bigger than the NBA. Bigger than Music. Bigger than Movies. We all know the importance of gaming. Now is the time to bring this message to the masses. With more than 300 million gamers world-wide, we contribute more than US$35 billion to corporations to fuel our habits. Now we want more control and more respect. Now is the time to be recognized for our skills and dedication. The Global Gaming Revolution is approaching. The event is KODE5.

KODE5 masses gamers in 16 countries in a series of regional events to find the best gamers from around the world. The best then fly to an undisclosed location to square off against the world’s gaming elite. With television crews from around the world broadcasting, international media in attendance, and mass crowds rioting for their favorites, the KODE5 Global Finals will bring gaming to the center stage like no other gaming event. KODE5 will take competitive gaming to another level and gain the respect that gaming deserves. The result will be gamers taking gaming to the mainstream. 

“Gaming involves more speed and dexterity than most traditional sports and without strategy and cunning, gamers will meet the reaper quickly,” notes Lester Lau, Revolutionary-in-Command. “With KODE5, we will give gamers the recognition and respect they deserve by showing a mainstream audience the excitement of true competitive gaming.”

Don’t wait for your invitation in the mail allowing you to attend KODE5.  This is not an invite-only event. Unlike other gaming events, KODE5 Regionals are open to all gamers of all skill levels.  We want all gamers to be a part of this. With a massive and professionally-run gaming event for all gamers, KODE5 will promote gaming to the widest audience possible, furthering the sport and its acceptance in the mainstream. The rules and regulations of KODE5 will be setup by the gaming community themselves. Not only are professional gamers and teams involved, but gaming media and game developers as well.

“Team Dignitas formed in 2003 with the aim of raising esports to a new level,” says Michael O’Dell, Team Manager of Team Dignitas. “An essential ingredient for achieving our goal is to work closely with gaming tournaments to help establish standards of sportsmanship and fair play. We are absolutely delighted to be associated with the launch of KODE5. Dedicated tournaments of this scale are really helping to raise the awareness of our sport to the mainstream.”

KODE5 is set to launch at this year’s CeBIT exhibition in Hannover, Germany. With over 450,000 visitors, this 7-day show is the largest IT-related show in the world, and a fitting launch site for KODE5. For the launch, a series of Counter-Strike 1.6 and Quake 4 show matches will be held to entertain showgoers and spread the excitement of competitive gaming.

“We’ve assembled some of the world’s best Quake 4 players and Counter-Strike teams to come to the booth and celebrate the launch of KODE5,” says Coco Lee, Revolutionary Plotter. “For the launch, we invite all gamers to come to our booth and challenge our gamers for cash and prizes. In particular, if a team is able to beat our mystery Counter-Strike team in a best-of-three match, they will get automatic seeding in the KODE5 German Finals. If you’ve got game, KODE5’s CeBIT launch is the place to bring it.”

The KODE5 Global Launch is taking place at hall 23, booth C42. Counter-strike teams interested in challenging the mystery KODE5 team at CeBIT can write to cebit@kode5.com for details.

“The entire KODE5 team is excited to bring this event to gamers worldwide. For the global launch at CeBIT, viewers at home will be able to catch the excitement via live Internet broadcasts, and get a taste for what lies ahead. With KODE5, the Global Gaming Revolution is here in a big way.”

Exact details regarding locations, schedules, games, and supporters will be announced March 9, 2006 on the official website: www.kode5.com

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