December 17, 2007

Free Online Gaming Tournament Sponsored by PNY Technologies

Parsippany, N.J. - PNY Technologies has teamed with E-Sports Services and E-Sports Entertainment (ESEA) to kick off its inaugural, professional-grade XLR8 gaming tournament, featuring Counter-Strike: Source. The tournament is online and free, and gamers can register at  
The new PNY XLR8 Gaming portal offers premium servers, new tournament formats, updated product and gaming news, exclusive product offers, and opportunities for gamers to win prizes.
Under the XLR8 Gaming Series format, teams will need to win as many offensive rounds as they can in 10 minutes. This fast-paced mode of play mirrors the performance of XLR8 Gaming products and offers exciting game play for Counter-strike: Source players similar to the Charges Only format played long ago in the early days of CS.
Attacking (T-sided) rounds only count towards a team's score and each team will play only one offensive half per match. The team with the most offensive (T-sided) victories after two halves wins.
The complete rule set and registration info is available at
Several prize packages include:
• 1st Place Team - XLR8 Gold Graphics & Memory Package: (5) XLR8 Gold Series graphics cards valued at approximately $500 each and (5) 2GB kits of XLR8 1173 MHz DDR2 performance memory
• 2nd Place Team - XLR8 Blue Graphics & Memory Package: (5) XLR8 Blue Series graphics cards valued at approximately $300 each and (5) 2GB kits of XLR8 1066MHz DDR2 performance memory
• 3rd Place Team - XLR8 Flash Package: 5) 4GB XLR8 performance flash drives and (5) 2GB XLR8 performance flash cards
The XLR8 Gaming Series schedule and registration:
• Qualifying Week 1: December 17th - 23rd (Registration open now)
• Qualifying Week 2: January 14th - 20th (Registration open now)
• Qualifying Week 3: February 4th - 10th (Registration opens 2008)
• Qualifying Week 4: March 10th - 16th (Registration opens 2008)
The PNY XLR8 Gaming Series will be professionally managed by E-Sports Services and powered by the technology of ESEA.