Dell and Blizzard Entertainment Bring Together Top U.S. Teams in World of Warcraft

ROUND ROCK, Texas—(BUSINESS WIRE)—December 5, 2007— Are you prepared?

Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) and Blizzard Entertainment(R) have teamed to sponsor a World of Warcraft(R) tournament as part of the Championship Gaming Series(TM) (CGS) league's inaugural World Final. CGS will host the tournament-within-a-tournament event on Saturday, Dec. 8 at Sony Studios in Los Angeles.

Blizzard Entertainment is inviting the top four World of Warcraft 3v3 teams in the U.S. to compete professionally for a grand cash prize of $10,000. Each member of the winning team will also receive the recently announced XPS M1730 World of Warcraft Edition notebook.

Three vs. three player teams who are up for the challenge will play round-robin style against each other, using Dell XPS gaming systems loaded with Windows Vista(R) Ultimate, to prove themselves the game's best Arena competitors. The tournament will begin at 2 p.m. PST with the final match starting at 8 p.m. PST.

Also on December 8, CGS will hold its World of Warcraft 2v2 Championship. The event will feature premier American and European pairs battling for a top prize of $30,000.

Adding to the excitement, both tournaments will be webcast at and featured on the Dell Lounge at

For more information about the XPS M1730 World of Warcraft Edition notebook PC, visit

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About Blizzard Entertainment Inc.

Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft and the Warcraft(R), StarCraft(R), and Diablo(R) series, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (, a division of Vivendi Games, is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry's most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard's track record includes ten No. 1-selling games and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company's online-gaming service,, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active users.

About Championship Gaming Series

Headquartered in Los Angeles, the Championship Gaming Series (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.


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