KODE5 Global Gaming Revolution to Launch at
Last week, gamers from around the world were told of a revolution about to
begin - a global gaming revolution known only as KODE5. We were told KODE5 will
mass gamers in 16 countries in a series of regional events to find the best
gamers from around the world. The best then fly to an undisclosed location to
square off against the world's gaming elite. On March 9, CeBIT, the largest
IT-related trade show in the world, will host the KODE5 global launch. Supported
by Foxconn, Intel and ATi, the KODE5 launch will see dozens of professional
gamers helping KODE5 bring gaming to CeBIT. The KODE5 launch at CeBIT will see
the pros playing pros, as well as the everyday gamers taking each other on for
some cool prizes.
Hosted by Germany's largest gaming network, Giga TV, and with the Team
Sportscast Network (www.tsncentral.com),
doing the play-by-play, show-goers and international media at CeBIT will have
the first chance to witness the beginnings of the KODE5 Global Gaming
Revolution. Users at home can also catch the excitement through an exclusive web
broadcast. Since its inception in 1999, TsN has pioneered the use of online
media to deliver programming specifically targeted at the multiplayer gaming
"The growth of eSports over the past two years is phenomenal, and TsN is
proud to be on the forefront of the gaming revolution," says Hunter Luisi, Team
Sportscast Network. "We are truly excited to shoutcast the festivities at the
KODE5 Global Launch, and viewers at home can tune in to all the action from
Hannover daily. It's going to be one wild ride."
For the launch at CeBIT, CS Team The PlayMakers, who recently joined Team
Dignitas, will be in attendance to challenge all comers. If a team is able to
beat The PlayMakers in a best two-out-of-three match, they will get automatic
seeding in the German KODE5 Regional Finals. Included among the CS Teams already
lined up to take on The PlayMakers are some of the world's best girl gaming
teams. Other teams interested in challenging The PlayMakers can write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"We are absolutely thrilled to be able to promote this new league, its
without a doubt going to be one of the major esport events in 2006," says Mike
"spx" Luetzhoeft. "We are thrilled to be a part of the launch."
Intel, ATi, and Foxconn have all announced support for the KODE5 project with
more expected to jump on board to show their support of the gaming community.
The supporters of KODE5 have committed to listening to the feedback from the
gaming community and then acting on that feedback. For the KODE5 Regional and
Global Finals, a standard KODE5 gaming platform will be created so that all
gamers are ensured of an even playing field. Intel, ATi and Foxconn have
all committed to provide the hardware for these KODE5 platforms and to work with
each other to tweak these systems for ultimate performance.
KODE5 looks to spread the message of competitive gaming to the masses by
giving the gaming community a voice. To do this KODE5 will assemble the
Revolutionary Council, an advisory board that consists of some of the biggest
names in the gaming community. By involving gamers, organizers, teams, media,
and developers, the Revolutionary Council will help shape the rules and
regulations of KODE5, and help spread the excitement of competitive gaming to a
mainstream audience. By showing a mainstream audience how esports are meant to
be played, KODE5, along with the Revolutionary Council, aims to have a serious
impact on the shape of competitive gaming.
In order to appeal to a wide range of gamers around the world, Counter-Strike
1.6, Warcraft III: Frozen Throne, and Quake 4 are the official games of KODE5.
Gamers of all skill levels are invited to attend KODE5 regional events. The
rules and regulations of KODE5 were setup by the gaming community themselves.
Not only are professional gamers and teams involved, but gaming media and game
developers as well. Opening the event to everyone really allows KODE5 to
maintain closeness to the pulse of the gaming community, and deliver a
tournament that is recognized and accepted by everyone - from the casual gamer
to the seasoned professional. In the end, KODE5 recognizes what matters most -
the gamers that drive it.
The KODE5 Global Launch is taking place at the Foxconn booth, hall 23, booth
C42. More details regarding locations, schedules, games, and supporters will be
available March 9, 2006 on the official website: www.kode5.com
KODE5 masses gamers in 16 countries in a series of regional
events to find the best gamers from around the world. The best then fly to an
undisclosed location to square off against the world's gaming elite. With
television crews from around the world broadcasting, international media in
attendance, and mass crowds rioting for their favorites, the KODE5 Global Finals
will bring gaming to the center stage like no other gaming event. KODE5 will
take competitive gaming to another level and gain the respect that gaming
deserves. To join the revolution, go to the KODE5 website at www.kode5.com.