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VIA Opens World’s First eSports Training House for Competitive PC Gaming
Date: Monday February 20, 2006
Category: Games
Manufacturer Link: girlzgaminghouse
New “Home of Chrome” in the heart of the vibrant European gaming scene for top eSports professional gamers and Chrome Ambassadors the “girlz 0f destruction” to promote competitive PC gaming.
 

VIA Opens World’s First eSports Training House for Competitive PC Gaming

VIA Technologies, Inc., leading supplier of high definition PC silicon for the gaming market, today launched the girlz 0f destruction gaming house in Sweden, the first-ever year-round eSports training house. Dubbed the “Home of Chrome” after the Hi-Def™ Chrome computer hardware provided by VIA and S3 Graphics, the house provides both professional and amateur gamers with a unique opportunity to improve their competitive gaming skills in a focused environment.

“By furnishing the girlz 0f destruction with a 24/7 training home and opening it up to all gamers, we are looking to create the ideal gaming lifestyle,” said Timothy Brown, Corporate Marketing Manager, VIA Technologies, Inc. “Housing the best in women’s pro gaming under one roof, the Home of Chrome will act as a focal point for the competitive gaming community, with both virtual and in-person visitors benefiting from the combined on-site experience of the girlz team.”

One of the largest and fastest growing entertainment markets with global sales of around US$20 billion last year, PC gaming is becoming increasingly competitive around the world, with the growing recognition of eSports reflected in escalating tournament prizes, such as the US$150,000 purse at the Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL) finals. The Home of Chrome is a strategic move to facilitate intensive training for competitive PC gamers to hone their skills and practice with the best.

“Having a training home completely dedicated to eSports and the right equipment to practice full-time is exactly what is needed to help take our game to the next level and to help others do the same,” declared “Ms. X”, Alana Reid, member of girlz 0f destruction. “With the launch of the Home of Chrome, VIA has demonstrated forward-looking vision in providing the means to raise the standards of competitive PC gaming across the board.”

Situated in Sollentuna, Sweden, near Stockholm International Airport, the Home of Chrome is strategically located for easy access to the European and international competitive eSports arena. Sweden also has among the world’s fastest broadband connectivity, affording ultra low ping rates crucial for online gaming. Four of the seven members of the girlz 0f destruction team are currently living in the Home of Chrome, a six-bedroom house with a LAN room for gaming, as well as a verandah, sunroom, balcony and sauna room for relaxing after long hours of practicing.

The girlz 0f destruction plan to host guests at the Home of Chrome, including both amateur and professional gamers, contest winners, members of the media and other notable persons interested in the eSports lifestyle.

More details about the Home of Chrome can be found at: www.girlzgaminghouse.com.

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