CGS World Final Approaches Grand Finale
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Don't Miss the Semifinals and World Championship Match --(Business Wire)--WHAT: Since its kickoff less than one week ago, the inaugural Championship Gaming Series World Final has been nothing short of action packed. Now, only four teams remain standing - Chicago Chimera, Carolina Core, Berlin Allianz and Birmingham Salvo - and the excitement is reaching fever pitch as the semifinals and World Championship match near. Following the elimination of two teams at Thursday night's semifinal matches, Friday night's final competition will result in one team taking home $500,000 and being named the first-ever CGS World Champion. In addition to the team playoffs, the World Final will also feature a special "Battle of the Sexes" DOA4 match-up on Thursday the 13th where Vanessa Arteaga and Ryan "OffBeatNinja" Ward, the top women's and men's DOA players in the world, will battle it out for supremacy. The contest, dubbed the "Itagaki Challenge," is the brainchild of DOA creator Tomonobu Itagaki, who will preside over the face-off and present the winner with the ultimate DOA prize package, including a ceremonial Japanese katana sword and a trip to Tokyo. -0- *T SEMIFINALS AND FINAL COMPETITION SCHEDULE: ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Thursday, December 13: Semifinals and Itagaki Challenge 7:00pm-10:00pm Match 1: Carolina Core vs. Berlin Allianz Itagaki Challenge: Vanessa Arteaga vs. Ryan "Offbeat Ninja" Ward Match 2: Chicago Chimera vs. Birmingham Salvo Friday, December 14: World Championship Match 7:00pm Winner of Semifinals Match 1 vs. Winner of Semifinals Match 2 WHERE: Sony Studios - Sound Stage 29 10202 W. Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232 310.244.4000 RSVP: To receive press credentials and attend, please email Heather Mumm at Heather.Mumm@fleishman.com. *T ABOUT CHAMPIONSHIP GAMING SERIES Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, the Championship Gaming Series(TM) (CGS) is the only worldwide professional video gaming league. Launched in 2007, and a joint venture between BSkyB, DIRECTV and STAR, CGS features teams of the world's best gamers from North America, Latin America, the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. The league distributes entertainment content to more than 350 million viewers worldwide via DIRECTV in North America and Latin America, BSkyB in the UK, and STAR in Asia and Australia. CGS sponsors include Mountain Dew, Dell XPS and Xbox 360. Fleishman-Hillard Christian Averill, 917-679-8818 firstname.lastname@example.org Copyright Business Wire 2007