Xfire competition schedule

by: Sean Colleli -
The Xfire competition is wrapping up, but here's a press release that details the events, teams and what they're competing for.  Lots of cash being thrown around, wish I was good at Counter Strike...

XFIRE AND STRIDE® GUM ANNOUNCE THREE-DAY FINALS FESTIVAL CAPPING OFF "THE RIDICULOUSLY LONG LASTING STRIDE XFIRE CUP 2007"
INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT


Sponsored by Stride® Gum, Online Tournament Concludes June 21, With Teams
Jax Money Crew Battling compLexity For $12,000 in Championship Event

 

Tournament Finals Three-Day Festival to Begin June 19 at www.xfire.com/stride


MENLO PARK, CA (June 18, 2007) - Xfire, a division of Viacom Inc.'s (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B) MTV Networks, today announced the final two teams competing in the championship match of "The Ridiculously Long Lasting Stride Xfire Cup 2007," an online Counter-Strike: Source invitational tournament bringing together the best North American teams to compete for $24,000 in winnings.  A three-day festival of free Xfire online community events leads up to the final match between Jax Money Crew and compLexity on June 21 for a prize of $12,000; with the third place match between Team 3D and EG taking place on June 20, for a prize of $3,000. The first of its kind tournament is sponsored by Stride® - The Ridiculously Long Lasting Gum®.

"Stride and Xfire have put together three days full of gaming events and activities including live broadcasts, gaming with pros, celebrity chats, prize giveaways and more to celebrate the culmination of 'The Ridiculously Long Lasting Stride Xfire Cup 2007' invitational tournament.  Never before has such an offering been available to gamers for free," said Frederic Descamps, Senior Director of Marketing and Business Development, Xfire.  "Needless to say, we can't wait for the Stride Cup 2007 Finals Festival to begin!"

The "Stride Xfire Cup 2007" finals festival begins June 19 and concludes on June 21, the longest day of the year. Kicking off with a World of Warcraft "Xfire Debate Club," festivities include a "Ridiculously Long Lasting Gaming Event," where gamers will have the opportunity to play pick-up games with the professional teams and win thousands of dollars in prizes including a year's supply of Stride gum, hardware, games or even their very own private lessons with the pros; a live on-line chat with Jeremy of "Pure Pwnage, the mockumentary series that chronicles the adventures of the self-proclaimed pro gamer; and pre-game and post-game interviews with the participating teams.

Selected by Xfire community members and representatives from Electronic Sports League, GameTrailers.com, GotFrag.com, MeetYourMakers.com and Spike TV's "Game Head," the tournament started with eight professional gaming teams including compLexity, EFG, EG, Hyper, Jax Money Crew, Team3D, Verge and Check Six.  The competition narrowed to four remaining teams - compLexity, Jax Money Crew, Team3D and EG - who have been competing for the past three months to qualify for the championship match.


The complete schedule of activities for "The Ridiculously Long Lasting Stride Xfire Cup 2007" Finals Festival is as follows:

June 19, 2007
o    World of Warcraft "Xfire Debate Club" at 3:00pm EDT/6:00pm PDT
o    Play with the Pro's Event at 7:00pm EDT/4:00pm PDT - 12:00am EDT/9:00pm PDT

June 20, 2007
o    Live On-line Chat with Pure Pwnage at 3:00pmEDT/6:00pm PDT
o    Pre-game show at 4:00pm EDT/7:00pm PDT
o    Third-Place Match between Team 3D and EG at 4:30pm EDT/7:30pm PDT
o    Post-game show at 5:30pm EDT/8:30pm PDT
o    Play with the Pro's Event at 9:00pm EDT/6:00pm PDT - 12:00am EDT/9:00pmPDT

 June 21, 2007
o    Live Online Chat with Jax Money Crew and CompLexity at 3:00pm EDT/6:00pm PDT
o    Pre-game show at 3:00pm EDT/6:00pm PDT
o    Championship Match between Jax Money Crew and CompLexity at 4:00pm EDT/7:00pm PDT
o    Post-game show at 5:30pm EDT/8:30pm PDT
o    Play with the Pro's Event at 12:00pm EDT/9:00am PDT - 12:00am EDT/ - 9:00pmPDT

For more information on the "Stride Xfire Cup 2007," visit www.xfire.com/stride.

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