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'XFire' Heats Up The Summer With 'E-Sports All-Stars'

by Rainier on June 24, 2004 @ 12:58 a.m. PDT

Forget Euro 2004, Wimbledon, the Grand Prix and the British Open – Summer’s real sporting event is about to explode on your computer screens courtesy of Xfire - The Summer of E-Sports is about to commence!

Xfire have organised a series of online events that will feature some of the best professional gamers and teams from around the globe. Gamers everywhere will have the chance to watch, compete against, and play with some of their favourite gaming professionals in a variety of games, such as Counter-Strike, UT2K4, Call of Duty, and Warcraft III.

Gamers will also have the chance to win private lessons from the top pro-gamers, get limited spectator passes on live exhibition games, ask questions during live interviews and more!

Some of the best teams in the world will be featured in this series of events, such as: Team 3D (U.S.), 4 Kings (U.K.), ArmaTeam (French), D-Skyline (Finnish), ESEA (Global), Team Eye (Swedish), Goodgame (French), Team Kaizen (U.S.), Mousesports’s Johnny R. (German), Ocrana (German), Schroet Kommando’s FatC (French), 64amd.Zubie (Swedish), and more.

To participate, gamers simply need to download the Xfire client and register for the event(s) at www.xfire.com.

“We’ve hand-picked the best of the best teams from all around the world,” said Dennis “Thresh” Fong, co-founder of Xfire. “This is going to be an amazing opportunity for people to experience first-hand just how good these pro-gamers really are.”

Xfire is an IM designed for gamers that shows users when, what, and where their friends are playing PC games online. With one click, users can instantly join their friends’ games.

Xfire supports in-game Instant Messaging notification, which alerts friends playing online when a buddy is ready to jump in. Xfire users can:
1. See when their friends are playing online
2. See what game their friends are playing
3. See where their friends are playing (server IP, map, player list, etc.)
4. Join their friends’ games with one click

Xfire supports numerous server and non-server based First Person Shooter, Real Time Strategy, and Role Playing games. Games supported by Xfire currently include: America’s Army: Operations, Battlefield 1942, Counter-Strike, Dark Age of Camelot, Dark Age of Camelot – Shrouded Isles, Diablo, Diablo II, Dungeon Siege, EverQuest, Halo, Lineage, Medal of Honor Allied Assault, Meridian 59, Neverwinter Nights, PlanetSide, Quake, Quake III Arena, Starcraft, The Temple of Elemental Evil, Unreal Tournament, Unreal Tournament 2003, Warcraft III, Wolfenstein – Enemy Territory, XEvil, Call of Duty, Final Fantasy XI, and many more.

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