CGS World Final Approaches Grand Finale

Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:03pm EST

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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.



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

RSVP:            To receive press credentials and attend, please email
                  Heather Mumm at



   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.

Christian Averill, 917-679-8818

Copyright Business Wire 2007
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