San Jose, Calif., December 17, 2008 – iGames announced today the Alienware Winter Frag Fest, a Counter-Strike: Source tournament sponsored by Alienware, Dell’s premier high-performance PC gaming brand. The tournament will kick-off the 2009 season of the Gamers Tour, a leading program of eSports tournaments managed by iGames in partnership with CEVO.
In the opening phase of the tournament, January 17 to 22, up to 160 teams will compete in single-elimination until only five remain. They will advance to the championships on January 24 where they will compete in double-elimination along with the top three finalists from last summer’s Alienware PC Gaming Season Open tournament. All matches will be played online using the industry leading CEVO Match Network (CMN) client.
Each gamer on the tournament winning team will win an Area-51® X-58 gaming rig from the latest line of desktops by Alienware. The Area-51 X-58 is a benchmark destroyer powered by an Intel® Core™ i7 processor and Windows Vista® Home Premium, valued at $2,329 USD. Runners-up will win Alienware Gear Shop prizes bringing the total retail value of all prizes to over $15,000 USD!
“A gaming grade system is the most essential weapon in a gamer’s arsenal. With Area-51 X-58 systems in hand, the winning gamers will be in an optimal position to continue owning their victims in all the latest games,” said Mark Nielsen, President of iGames, Inc.
“Alienware rigs are built for competition,” said Claudina Lopez, Marketing Manager for Alienware. “The Alienware Winter Frag Fest will give some of the nation’s top competitors a chance to compete for one of the world’s most powerful gaming systems, the Area-51 X-58.”
The Alienware Winter Frag Fest is free to enter and registration is open now at www.alienware.com/fragfest. Slots are limited to 160 teams and will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis.
For more information about the Area-51 X-58 and the other latest gaming grade desktops and notebooks from Alienware, go to www.alienware.com.
For further event details and information, go to www.alienware.com/fragfest or contact the iGames events team at [email protected].
Alienware, Dell’s premier high-performance PC gaming brand, offers unique and award-winning computers that incorporate state–of–the–art components, innovative engineering and design, and unprecedented customer service. Alienware has been recognized worldwide as an industry leader in innovation and was ranked in PC World’s “The 25 Greatest PCs of All Time.” Alienware manufactures a diverse selection of customizable high-performance desktop and notebook systems that are targeted toward a broad range of customers, ranging from gamers to government agencies. Alienware systems are available direct within the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. For more information, please visit www.alienware.com or call 1-800-ALIENWARE (254-3692).
iGames, Inc. has established strong relationships with industry leaders to provide a wide variety of products, services and programs to LAN centers and gamers including software licensing, hardware discounts, exclusive game launches, tournaments, and ladders. Today the company reaches over 1.2 million gamers per month, initiating and co-organizing more than 200 events a year. To learn more about iGames, go to www.igames.org.