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

Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:01am EDT

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 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."
    About ESWC & Games-Services
    Games-Services is a media and production company that has specialized in
electronic sports, video games, and digital entertainment since the year 2000.
As a gaming events producer and IP owner, Games-Services designs and manages
the Electronic Sports World Cup, a worldwide video games competition licensed
in over 50 countries. Games-Services is also the producer of Le Mondial du
Gaming, an international video games competition held in Paris, France.
Games-Services also edits dedicated media and manages public and private
projects linked to the video gaming communities. More information is available
at For more information on ESWC, visit
    About NVISION 08
    NVISION 08 is a three-day mega-event created specifically for the millions
of professionals and enthusiasts who are passionate about visual computing.
NVISION 08 will bring together engineers, designers, developers, researchers,
artists, enthusiasts, gamers, film makers, business professionals, and
consumers from every field of the visual computing universe. The event will be
held August 25-27, 2008 in San Jose, California, in the heart of Silicon
Valley.  For more information, visit
    About NVIDIA
    NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA) is the world leader in visual computing technologies
and the inventor of the GPU, a high-performance processor which generates
breathtaking, interactive graphics on workstations, personal computers, game
consoles, and mobile devices. NVIDIA serves the entertainment and consumer
market with its GeForce(R) products, the professional design and visualization
market with its Quadro(R) products, and the high-performance computing market
with its Tesla(TM) products. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif.
and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more
information, visit
    Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to,
statements as to the events the ESWC Grand Final and NVISION are
forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that
could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Important
factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include:
rescheduling or cancellation of the events; gamers attending different visual
computing events instead of the ESWC; the impact of our competitors or their
products and technologies as well as other factors detailed from time to time
in the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission
including its Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 28, 2007. Copies of
reports filed with the SEC are posted on our website and are available from
NVIDIA without charge. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of
future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as
required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these
forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.
    Copyright (C) 2008 NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved. NVIDIA, the
NVIDIA logo, NVISION, GeForce, Quadro, and Tesla are trademarks and/or
registered trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation in the U.S. and/or other
countries. All other company and/or product names may be trade names,
trademarks, and/or registered trademarks of the respective owners with which
they are associated.
SOURCE  NVIDIA Corporation

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ESWC & Games-Services
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