SOURCE: OTSP

July 28, 2006 18:36 ET

"Grand" Weekend to Win $100,000

Verizon FiOS Grand Tournament One of the Largest Online Games Ever: Crown Winner Out of Eight Finalists

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 28, 2006 --

COORDINATE INFORMATION FOR BOTH FEEDS:

SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2006              SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2006
9:30 PM-9:45 PM (EASTERN)            5:00 AM-5:15 AM (EASTERN)

IA-6, Transponder 14 [C-Band]
3980 MHz Horizontal
6.20 / 6.80
WHAT:

The Verizon FiOS Grand Tournament is one of the largest online video game tournaments ever held. A celebrity pro-am video game challenge in support of two charities, Women for the World and Youth Speaks (www.youthspeaks.org) will be held separately. Celebrities such as MTV and Entertainment Tonight's Vanessa Minnillo and models including Carolyn Murphy, Kiara Kabukuro and Joy Bryant will be paired with pro players from PMS (Pandora's Mighty Soldiers) Clan to compete for charity. PMS Clan is the largest, all-female competitive online video game group today.

After a month of online competition, the original field of more than 6,500 boiled down to an elite eight. The final eight cyber-athletes who showed the speed, skill and determination to make it to the final round of competition will have to step their game up another notch at the finals in Hermosa Beach, CA as a champion will be crowned and awarded $100,000 this Saturday night, July 29th.

WHO:

The following competitors made it to the tournament's final round of eight:

*Dominic Anderson, Portland, OR        *Micah Ernst, Meadville, PA
*Stefan Hock, Trumbull, CT             *Zachariah Kendall, Colville, WA
*Brian Kihneman, Austin, TX            *Richard Oliver, Virginia Beach, VA
*Scott Rogoff, Trumbull, CT            *Kenny Wells, Towson, MD
NEWS FOOTAGE AND SOUND BITES WILL INCLUDE:
--  B-roll of the elite eight in competition;
--  B-roll of the winner receiving the $100,000 check;
--  B-roll of the celebrities competing for charity;
--  Celebrity and participant sound bites.
    
More information about the tournament can be found at www.fiosgrand.com.

For a hard copy, please contact Mike Levenstein at 323-930-5827; mlevenstein@onthescene.com

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