New York, NY (PRWEB) June 21, 2005
web2zone, the nationÂs leading retail Cyber Center, announced today the official launch of its new Cyber Square(sm) Alliance (CSA) initiative, a nationwide network of premium LAN centers for hosting competitive video game tournaments and events for sponsors, leagues and other organizations. The CSA will kick-off its inaugural year with alliance center partners in five major U.S. regions and plans to expand the network to at least ten regions in 2006.
Charter members include Intel Corporation and PNY TechnologiesÂ®, who have signed-on to support the CSAÂs 2005 video game tournament circuit by providing standardized hardware for their video game tournament systems. Intel is the exclusive provider of systems using the IntelÂ® PentiumÂ® 4 processor Extreme Edition supporting Hyper-Threading Technology and PNY Technologies is the exclusive provider of VertoÂ® Graphics Cards and VertoÂ® Hi-Speed Gamer Memory. The CSA will be featuring these high performance systems and components at its alliance centers throughout the U.S.. The CSA will also host a series of networked nationwide competitive video game tournaments under the Intel and PNY brand names.
ÂThe Cyber Square Alliance offers the first standardized gaming platform by providing identical tournament systems and event management at each venue,Â says Ed Tomasi, director of marketing for CSA. ÂWe are the first multi-venue, national network to have leveled the playing field for competitive video gamers and professional video game leagues.Â
In addition to venue-based activities, the CSA also offers video game event management and consulting services for companies looking to tap the explosive video game market. CSAÂs established reputation for quality and professionalism has enabled it to establish strong relationships with many national and international video game event sponsors and leagues. For more information about the CSA, please visit http://www.cybersquare.com.
In development since early 2004, the CSA has successfully organized national video game events and tournaments for Intel, the U.S. Army, Plantronics (NYSE: PLT), PNY Technologies, and ABIT Computer Corp. Most recently, it managed three of the top global leaguesÂ U.S.-based events including the ACON5 North American Regional and National video game qualifiers which culminated at the 2005 E3 show in Los Angeles, the Cyberathlete Professional LeagueÂ® 2005 USA Regional Qualifiers and the Global Gaming LeagueÂs 2005 Electronics Sports World Cup USA LAN Finals.
ÂWe are excited to work with CSA as they launch their nationwide network for competitive video game tournaments and events,Â said Tim Takeuchi, IntelÂs consumer campaign strategy manager. ÂHigh performance IntelÂ® platforms set the new standard for gamers and game centers across the country. The Intel Pentium processor Extreme Edition and the Intel Pentium 4 processor Extreme Edition supporting HT Technology are for those gamers who want to experience best-in-class performance.Â
ÂAs a charter member of the CSA, PNY will market to a nationwide gaming audience,Â said Marca Armstrong, senior marketing manager, PNY Technologies. ÂEvery player who participates in a CSA event will be gaming on a PC that contains a PNY Verto graphics card and PNY Verto Hi-speed gamer memory, a powerful combination. The CSA sponsorship provides PNY with a unique opportunity to build brand with an influential market segment.Â
About web2zone, Inc.:
web2zone, Inc. is the nation's leading brick and mortar retail "Cyber Center". It is a wholly owned division of Samsung America, Inc., a global trading and Investment Company that functions as an independent American subsidiary of the Korean conglomerate Samsung Corporation. web2zone is a retail destination that provides the technology generation with an access point for Entertainment Technology, Video Game Access and Events, Internet Connectivity and Business Services. For more information, please visit the company's website at http://www.web2zone.com.
About the Cyber Square Alliance (CSA):
The Cyber Square Alliance (CSA) was formed to organize and govern a standardized platform of premium cyber centers in North America. This reliable national network of self-owned and operated centers offers premium-level facilities and standardized equipment for successful venue-based video game tournaments and events. These venues serve as beacons for marketers to reach a highly desired audience of 16 - 30 year old male technology users at the grass-roots level. The CSA also offers professional consulting services and solutions to companies that target this demographic group or seek to enter the exploding video game industry. For more information, please visit http://www.cybersquare.com.
About PNY Technologies, Inc.:
Established in 1985, PNY Technologies, Inc. is a leading supplier and marketer of VertoÂ®-brand consumer graphics cards and NVIDIA QuadroÂ® by PNY Technologies, Inc. professional graphics boards and. The company also offers a full line of high-end memory upgrade modules, flash memory, AttachÃ©Â USB flash drives, flash peripherals and digital entertainment products. Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., PNY maintains facilities in North America (Santa Clara, Calif. and Parsippany, N.J.), Europe (France, United Kingdom, Germany) and Asia (Taiwan). For additional information, please visit the companyÂs Web site at http://www.pny.com.
Note: Intel, and Pentium are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. web2zone and Cyber Square Alliance are trademarks or registered trademarks of web2zone, Inc.
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