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Romero hits CPL

Posted by: John at 6/14/2005 5:29 PM
John Romero will be making an appearance at the 2005 Cyberathlete Extreme Summer Championships in Grapevine, Texas. If you want to meet him, here's your chance.


The CPL has announced that John Romero, Creative Director of Midway Home Entertainment and co-creator of the legendary games Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Doom II, Heretic, Hexen, and Quake will be traveling to Dallas next month to attend the Cyberathlete Extreme Summer Championships 2005.

Romero, was one of the CPL's earliest supporters, acting as an interim-commissioner for the league in 1997; and has been Chairman of its Advisory Board since 1998.

John Romero (and his former partner John Carmack) were the subject of the book "Masters of Doom" by author David Kushner. A film adaptation of the book is currently in the works by cable channel Showtime. CSI and Farscape executive producer Naren Shankar, is developing the project.

John Romero is Creative Director of the Internal Studio at Midway Home Entertainment. He was a co-Founder of Inside Out Software, Ideas From The Deep, id Software, Ion Storm, and Monkeystone Games. From his early Apple IIe games to the legendary Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Doom II, Heretic, Hexen, and Quake, Romero has made an indelible mark on the computer gaming industry. He is considered by many to be the father of deathmatch competitions. Romero has been Chairman of the CPL Advisory
Board since March 11, 1998.

The Cyberathlete Extreme Summer Championships 2005, primarily sponsored by Intel, will take place July 6 to July 10 at the new Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas. For more information visit http://www.thecpl.com/summer2005/