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iGames, Inc.

December 20, 2010 16:45 ET

Alienware Arena Reveals Covert Call of Duty: Black Ops Tournament Sponsored by NVIDIA

Online PC Gaming Tournament Features $1,500 in Cash Prizes

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - December 20, 2010) - Alienware Arena revealed today the NVIDIA Call of Duty: Black Ops Launch Tournament, the latest event in an ongoing community series presented by GPU computing leader, NVIDIA, and Alienware™, Dell's premier PC gaming brand representing premium power and performance for gamers and technology enthusiasts alike.

PC gamers from across the United States and Canada will form teams and be tasked with completing secret operations starting January 17th, 2011 using the hit title Call of Duty: Black Ops. Gamers will be able to engage from participating LAN centers nationwide in a special LAN Division or from anywhere in an Online Division. 

Success in battle will demand a broad range of tactics as teams take on missions spanning four modes: Search & Destroy, Capture the Flag, Demolition and Domination. The winners will reap cash rewards totaling $1,500 in all.

"We're thrilled to join Dell's Alienware Arena team to enable the top gaming soldiers in the world to battle it out for the top spot and bragging rights on the biggest action gaming series of all time," said Keita Iida, director of global content management at NVIDIA. "NVIDIA's graphics solutions deliver the highest-performance, no-holds barred competitive gaming platform for Black Ops and hundreds of other PC titles, and an unparalleled gaming experience."

Registration for the NVIDIA Call of Duty: Black Ops Launch Tournament is free and open now until January 16th, 2011. Registration and additional event details including the schedule and full contest rules are available at http://www.alienwarearena.com/event/nvidia-blackops/.

About NVIDIA
NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) awakened the world to the power of computer graphics when it invented the GPU in 1999. Since then, it has consistently set new standards in visual computing with breathtaking, interactive graphics available on devices ranging from tablets and portable media players to notebooks and workstations. NVIDIA's expertise in programmable GPUs has led to breakthroughs in parallel processing which make supercomputing inexpensive and widely accessible. The Company holds more than 1,600 patents worldwide, including ones covering designs and insights that are essential to modern computing. For more information, see www.nvidia.com.

About Dell
People worldwide can buy Dell online (http://www.dell.com), by phone and in nearly 43,000 stores. Alienware, Dell's premier high-performance PC gaming brand, offers unique and award-winning computers that incorporate innovative engineering and are designed with state-of-the-art components. Credited as being one of the first PC gaming hardware manufacturers, Alienware remains committed to creating industry-leading trends in the high-performance gaming arena. Alienware manufactures a diverse selection of customizable, high-performance desktops, notebooks and gaming peripherals that attract a broad range of customers who demand world-class performance and design.

About iGames
iGames, Inc. is an event management and marketing services company specialized in experiential marketing for the video game and technology industries. Since 1996, iGames has been working with leading game publishers, hardware vendors, consumer goods companies and online media outlets to reach and engage millions of gamers. iGames' events and technology support and enhance the interactive gaming experience to help grow social gaming communities. For more information, please visit www.igamesinc.com.

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