World’s Top Professional Gamers to Compete in ESWC Grand Final at NVISION 08

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Hundreds of the world’s top video game players, representing over 50 countries, will take part in the 6th Electronic Sports World Cup(TM) (ESWC) Grand Final at NVISION(R) 08, the premier event for visual computing professionals and enthusiasts. NVISION 08 is hosted by NVIDIA and will be held August 25-27, 2008 in San Jose, California.

"The ESWC Grand Final is the Super Bowl of gaming. The competitors are remarkable athletes with intense focus, lightning-quick reflexes, and incredible endurance. It is truly an amazing spectacle to watch these world-class players compete," said Dan Vivoli, senior vice president, NVIDIA. "We have been a huge supporter of professional gaming and are thrilled that the ESWC has chosen NVISION 08 as the venue for its finals."

NVISION 08 marks the first time in history that the ESWC Grand Final will take place in the U.S. The competitors will vie for six World Champion titles and over $250,000 in prize money. Visitors will be able follow the non-stop action on giant screens, with live commentary from professional broadcasters. Games in the tournament include Counter Strike 1.6, Defense of the Ancient, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, Trackmania Nations, and Quake III Arena.

"The ESWC and NVIDIA have been close partners since the inception of the ESWC Grand Final, so when we were presented with the opportunity to stage our most important event of the year at NVISION 08, we were very excited," said Matthieu Dallon, CEO of Games-Services, owner of the ESWC. "I am confident this will be our best event ever -- not only for the players, but for all the spectators attending the event."

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