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Annual gaming event expects to draw 4,000 enthusiasts, professional gamers and $75,000 in cash and prizes
CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.,— Newegg Inc., a leading online retailer of computers, consumer electronics, and mobile communication products, announced today that Advanced Microdevices (NYSE: AMD) is the Platinum Title Sponsor of Newegg.com’s LANfest2K7™ video gaming competition. The 3-day event showcasing cutting-edge video games, electronics gear and services will be held at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, Calif. on Oct. 5-7, 2007.
“We are pleased to announce Advanced Micro Devices as the Platinum Title Sponsor of Newegg.com’s LANfest2K7, the ultimate gaming community event,” said Bernard Luthi, vice president of merchandising and product marketing, Newegg. “AMD and ATI processors and graphics technologies are integral to the gaming hardware industry, and their participation underscores the outstanding presence we have at this yearly event.”
AMD’s presence will include a 30’ x 30’ booth on the main event floor, dedicated stage time to show off the latest in AMD products and technologies, as well as premium exposure on Newegg.com’s LANfest2K7 newsletters, as well as its Website, sponsorship and registration pages.
“As the Platinum Title Sponsor for Newegg LANfest2K7, AMD is committed in continuing to support the gaming community”, said Godfrey Cheng, director of platform marketing and gaming, AMD. “As the needs of gamers continue to evolve, we are driven to push the boundaries of PC technology to deliver cutting-edge performance and visual innovation within our CPU/Chipset and GPU technologies. Newegg.com’s LANfest2K7 has given us the opportunity to interact with an audience that values immersive gaming entertainment, and we are pleased to present such an experience to them.”
LANfest2K7 is Newegg's premier gaming festival and tournament event where players come to win great prizes and prove their worth as competitive gamers. More than 4,000 gamers are expected to attend the three-day festival, which kicks off at the Ontario Convention Center, Fri., Oct. 5, with an opening ceremony and VIP party. In addition to opening and closing award ceremonies, manufacturers and exhibitors will host activities and demonstrations at their booths. A concert featuring Northern California band One and Zeros with highlight Saturday evening festivities. High-profile gamers and professional gaming teams will compete for more than $75,000 in cash and prizes in live and online tournaments.
Other sponsors include: Nvidia, Microsoft, Antec, Cooler Master, Crucial, OCZ, G-Skill, Patriot, Kingston, Viewsonic, Logitech, Netgear, BFG, Rosewill, EVGA and E-Sports Services. For more information, to purchase tickets, or to register as a gaming participant for this year’s LANfest, go to http://www.newegg.com/LANfest2k7.
Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) is a leading global provider of innovative processing solutions in the computing, graphics and consumer electronics markets. AMD is dedicated to driving open innovation, choice and industry growth by delivering superior customer-centric solutions that empower consumers and businesses worldwide. For more information, visit www.amd.com.
Newegg.com is the world’s second-largest online-only retailer, attracting more than 6 million registered users and earning industry-leading customer service ratings. Founded in 2001, Newegg Inc. posted approximately $1.5 billion in revenue in 2006. “Those who know” — IT professionals, do-it-yourself computer enthusiasts, avid online gamers, students, small-to-midsize businesses, resellers and consumers — consider newegg.com their top choice for computer and IT products and consumer electronics. At its award-winning Web site, www.newegg.com, shoppers can compare a comprehensive selection of the latest high-tech products, view detailed product descriptions, pictures, how-to information and product reviews, and interact with other members of the technology and gaming community. Newegg.com is headquartered in City of Industry, Calif. For more information, visit http://www.newegg.com/.