UBISOFT ANNOUNCES COMCAST OPTIMIZED MAJOR LEAGUE GAMING MULTIPLAYER MAP FOR
TOM CLANCY'S RAINBOW SIXR VEGAS 2
Comcast Optimized Map Available Exclusively At GameStop
SAN FRANCISCO - March 26, 2008 - Today Ubisoft, one of the world's largest
video game publishers, announces the "Comcast Optimized MLG (Major League
Gaming) Map" for the highly anticipated Tom Clancy's Rainbow SixR Vegas 2.
Created by Ubisoft Montreal and sponsored by Comcast, America's largest
residential Internet service provider, the "Comcast Optimized MLG Map" is an
exclusive multiplayer map that will be available at GameStop stores and
GameStop.com while supplies last.
"Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas transformed the way gamers play online
multiplayer games in the current generation of hardware," said Tony Key,
senior vice president of sales and marketing at Ubisoft. "The Rainbow Six
franchise has been a leader in the world of online multiplayer video games
since 1998, and we are proud to have partnered with Comcast to create a very
exciting and exclusive multiplayer map based on an actual MLG event for
The "Comcast Optimized MLG Map" pays homage to the MLG Pro Circuit,
depicting an MLG event at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Made with
exciting choke points and created with competitive gaming in mind, the
optimized map is destined to become a fan favorite.
"Partnering with Ubisoft, MLG and GameStop allows Comcast High-Speed
Internet to build its relationship with hardcore gamers in an innovative
way," said Chris Helle, senior director of marketing, Comcast High-Speed
Internet. "This tech-savvy group fully appreciates the importance of
blazing-fast Internet speeds and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2 release
provides a terrific forum for us to reinforce our 'faster' speed benefit
through in-game advertising. In addition, our exclusive 'Comcast Map' gives
us a chance to do something extra for hardcore gamers while creating
positive buzz for the brand."
"Rainbow Six was a terrific addition to our Pro Circuit last year, and we
were thrilled that Ubisoft chose MLG to collaborate on the development of a
map specially designed for competitive gamers," said Matthew Bromberg,
president and CEO of Major League Gaming. "We can't wait to turn our five
million online fans onto this game."
Rainbow Six fans will have the opportunity to showcase their skills on the
"Comcast Optimized MLG Map" by entering an online GameStop tournament at
for a chance to win a $10,000 cash prize.
Registration for the tournament ends on April 4, 2008.
Comcast will create awareness for the exclusive map by airing more than 150
30-second TV spots across its networks. The TV commercial showcases Tom
Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2 and announces the tournament.
MLG will administer the GameStop online tournament, support the overall
effort by including Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2 in their 2008 Pro
Circuit, and create a special release event for the game in April. The
multi-city MLG Pro Circuit, which will be covered by ESPN.com, kicks off
April 11, 2008 at the Meadowlands Expo Center outside of New York City.
To learn more about Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2, please visit
Tom Clancy's Rainbow SixR Vegas 2 shipped March 18, 2008 for the Xbox 360R
video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PLAYSTATIONR3
computer entertainment system.
About Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2 is the last chance for gamers to rescue
America's sexiest city from an escalating terrorist siege, and will impose
heart-pounding action from beginning to end. The best are back and this time
winner takes all. The highly anticipated sequel to the recipient of numerous
awards, including 2006's Best First Person Shooter and Best Online Game, Tom
Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2 will push the top-selling franchise to new
heights with new gameplay features and groundbreaking co-op and multiplayer
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive
entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong
and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in
23 countries and sales in more than 50 countries around the globe. It is
committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to
consumers. For the 2007-08 fiscal year Ubisoft forecasts generated sales of
875 million Euros. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com
) is the
nation's leading provider of entertainment, information and communications
products and services. With 24.1 million cable customers, 13.2 million
high-speed Internet customers, and 4.6 million voice customers, Comcast is
principally involved in the development, management and operation of
broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment
Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV
One, ten regional Comcast SportsNets and Comcast Interactive Media, which
develops and operates Comcast's Internet business. Comcast also has a
majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the
Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball
team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.
Major League Gaming is North America's first professional videogame league,
and its only sanctioning body for pro gaming. MLG operates the multi-city
MLG Pro Circuit, presented by GameStop and powered by Xbox 360; produces
compelling competitions for national television, broadband and mobile
distribution; and exclusively represents the best gamers in the world. It
also operates a thriving online community and online tournaments for
millions of gamers at mlgpro.com
. MLG, founded in 2002, is based in New York
City and is privately held.
About GameStop Corp.
Headquartered in Grapevine, TX, GameStop Corp. is the world's largest video
game and entertainment software retailer. The company operates 5,264 retail
stores in 16 countries worldwide. The company also operates two e-commerce
sites, GameStop.com and EBgames.com, and publishes Game Informer(R)
magazine, a leading multi-platform video game publication. GameStop Corp.
sells new and used video game software, hardware and accessories for video
game systems from Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft. In addition, the company
sells PC entertainment software, related accessories and other merchandise.
General information on GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company's
corporate website: http://www.gamestopcorp.com
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