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Cyberathlete Professional League(R) to Award $100,000 in Prizes at Summer Championship Event.

DALLAS, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL), the world's first professional video game sports organization, today announced that professional and amateur gamers from all over the country will compete for more than $100,000 in cash and prizes at the Summer 2007 CPL(R) Championships, which will be held Aug. 30-Sept. 2 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

The highlight of the Summer Championships is the $40,000 U.S. stop of the four-continent 2007 CPL(R) World Tour, sponsored by Sierra Entertainment, during which an impressive field of world-class contestants will vie for cash prizes and a chance to compete at the $300,000 CPL World Tour Grand Finals later this year.

The main event features exciting multiplayer tournaments for the critically acclaimed titles F.E.A.R.(TM) (First Encounter Assault Recon), a first-person paranormal action thriller, and World in Conflict, the next- generation action strategy game currently available only through the CPL World Tour.

In addition to the World Tour tournaments, the Summer Championships will stage a number of other competitions for registered participants, including a four-versus-four Gears of War tournament and "Bring Your Own Computer" tournaments for Counter Strike: Source and America's Army, each with $10,000 in cash prizes.

Spectators will also be able to participate in a wide variety of open competitions, for critically acclaimed and commercial smash titles such as Guitar Hero II, Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 and NBA 2K7 on Xbox 360, Super Smash Brothers Melee on Nintendo GameCube and Fury on the PC.

"Over the last ten years, the CPL has taken competitive gaming to the next level with numerous national and international competitions and events for professional and amateur gamers," said Angel Munoz, President and Founder of the CPL. "The 2007 Summer Championships will provide the most action-packed experience yet, with challenging new tournament games, live audience participation events, sponsor giveaways and more."

Sponsors of the Summer 2007 CPL Championships include Sierra Entertainment, CyberShotsz, Dell, United States Army, Gamecock Media, GameRail, Speakeasy, Steel Series, McDonald's, Razer, Dallas Observer and others.

Competitors and spectators can register online or at the event. For more information about the CPL and the Summer 2007 CPL Championships, visit http://www.thecpl.com/ .

About The Cyberathlete Professional League

The Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL) is the world's most recognized name in professional videogame tournaments and a pioneer in the transformation of videogame competitions to a professional sport. The Dallas, TX-based organization has produced over 60 national and international live gaming events and awarded more than $3 million in prizes since its founding in 1997. The Cyberathlete Amateur League (CAL), the CPL's online amateur division, has

600,000 registered members and hosts year-round online tournaments for about 60 game divisions.

CONTACT: Alan Penchansky, +1-305-529-1944, alan@thepengroup.com, for Cyberathlete Professional League

Web site: http://www.thecpl.com/
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