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$100,000 'Rise of Legends' Tournament Announced

by Rainier on July 10, 2006 @ 1:26 p.m. PDT

Beginning Sept. 15, 2006, gamers can square off against the world’s best RTS players in the Rise of the Ultimate Champion tournament, sponsored by Intel, ATI, and Logitech. With $100,000 on the line, when the dust settles, the Ultimate Champion will take the lion’s share of $40,000. Equipment from supporting sponsors ATI and Logitech will also be randomly awarded throughout the tournament.

All gamers will compete on the latest installment of the award-winning RTS “Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends” franchise for Windows.

Participants can play in one of three preliminary events that will take place beginning Sept. 15, Oct 13, and Nov. 17, 2006. Results from the first three events will be used to determine seeding for the Ultimate Championship, which kicks off Jan. 12, 2007. The top eight will win a trip to the finals where they will battle it out for the title of Ultimate Champion! For a complete set of rules and more information on “Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends,” please click here.

The RTS gameplay of “Rise of Legends” thrusts gamers into a fierce battle between technology and magic. As the guiding force of vast armies, gamers must command their way through fantastic landscapes with towering cities, flame-swept deserts and brutal ice plains in battles filled with mystic creatures, impossible machines and stunning acts of magic.

Rise of Legends, rated “T” for Teen, is available in stores across North America at the suggested retail price of $49.99 (U.S.).

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