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EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE OF THE GAMING GLOBAL LEAGUE’S TOURNAMENTS
New York, NY - May 9, 2006 - Gameplay HD, the first high-definition channel solely dedicated to the world of video gaming, announced today that it will become the television destination for gaming tournaments by introducing expanded coverage of the Global Gaming League's (GGL) tournaments by obtaining the exclusive broadcast rights to seven of their events. At each GGL event, cameras will follow the storylines of teams as they compete against each other in an effort to advance to the championship level. The coverage makes for a true spectator's sport, as viewers learn about their favorite players through profiles, giving them more of a connection to their favorite cyber athletes as they follow them around the world watching them compete. Gameplay HD is part of VOOM HD Networks, the largest and most diverse suite of high-definition channels nationwide and currently available nationally on DISH Networks.
"The GGL is the world's largest professional gaming league. Its experience and reputation in the gaming industry puts them on the map as the best in the industry," said Mark DeAngelis, VP of Programming at Gameplay HD. "Tournaments are quickly becoming one of the most popular areas within gaming as more and more gamers are taking to these events to test their skills against others while vying for prizes, status and bragging rights. With the exclusive broadcast rights, Gameplay HD is the destination for the best tournament gaming coverage on HD TV."
"High definition television is where the gaming world is heading and GGL has been looking for an opportunity to expand into this arena," states Ted Owen, Chairman and Founder, Global Gaming League. "Our alliance with Gameplay HD will help us to tie into the Next Gen revolution."
As part of their agreement, Gameplay HD and Global Gaming league have identified seven tournament events on which they will collaborate. The tournaments encompass a wide variety of events which allow gamers to watch the very best in the world compete. The tournaments include:
TransAtlantic Cup
March 24-26, 2006

The TransAtlantic Cup followed 24 players on board a Scandinavian Airlines plane traveling from Copenhagen to New York. This was a nine hour gaming party with in flight broadcast that culminated at a final live event in New York. Travel with these players as they experience gaming competition at a whole new level.
GGL V-Sports All Stars Second Annual Event
May 10-12, 2006

GGL will bring the very best video game players in the world to E3 for an All Star Exhibition tournament. These All Stars are selected by a blue ribbon panel of gaming experts and voted on by gaming fans worldwide. This is the time to see the very best in action and to pick your favorite.
Global Cup I
May-September 2006

The premier online tournaments in America, Pan Europe and Asia will hold regular live continental final events. With one of the largest pools, the best players from across the globe will be vying for the championship in the greatest video game tournament of the year. See the world's greatest players as the Global Cup I takes you to far flung destinations to find the very best.
ESWC/US
April-June 2006

The ESWC, the power of a simple idea: getting together the best video games players in the world once a year and making the competition matches a real source of entertainment for the public and all new media.
Maxim's All Access Third Annual Event
June 24, 2006
Finalists can compete in this tournament in person or they can compete online from their homes anywhere in the United States using GGL's proprietary Online Video Gaming Technology.

QuakeCon
August 2006

This huge convention and LAN party dedicated to id Software's games - GGL will provide all live streaming broadcast of the tournament action. Join this popular event as hard core gamers compete on games such DOOM, QUAKE and Wolfenstein.
DigitalLife Second Annual $100,000 Pro-Am Tournament
August-October 2006

The largest video game tournament on the East Coast will be held in conjunction with Ziff Davis Media's third Annual Digital Life Expo. Over $100,000 in cash and prizes, the world's best gamers, live broadcast coverage and unique "Amateur" gaming make this an event not to be missed.
 

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