10:31 PM - February 16, 2006 by Steve_OS
Video Gamers to Bring Their Skills to Los Angeles in April; Winner to Walk
Away with $100,000
Away with $100,000
CHICAGO – February 16, 2006 – Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment software publisher and developer, today announced NBA Ballers®: Phenom™ $100K Tournament. For two days in April, more than 1,000 of the best video gamers in the country will gather at The Music Box @ Fonda in Los Angeles to put their skills on display with hopes of walking away as champion in the highest paying 1-on-1 basketball video game tournament ever.
The NBA Ballers: Phenom $100k Tournament will challenge the skills of more than a 1,000 lucky consumers on NBA Ballers: Phenom, the sequel to NBA Ballers, Midway’s critically acclaimed and best-selling basketball videogame released in 2004. In addition to the single-elimination competition, live performances by Def Jam recording artist, Ne Yo, celebrity and athlete appearances, and fully interactive exhibits have also been confirmed.
For additional information on the NBA Ballers: Phenom $100k Tournament, including Tournament Official Rules and online registration, players can go to www.nbaballers.com, the official NBA Ballers website, or to NBA.com. Competitors will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. Walk-in on-site tournament registration will be accepted on the day of competition as space permits.
NBA Ballers: Phenom is scheduled to ship for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox® videogame system from Microsoft in April 2006.
About NBA Ballers: Phenom
NBA Ballers: Phenom is a revolutionary sports video game that introduces an entirely new open world and interactive environment, featuring an exciting story mode and even more player customization opportunities than its predecessor. Set in the neighborhoods of Los Angeles, the player controls his own destiny, embarking on a personal quest to become tomorrow’s NBA phenomenon. For the first time ever in the NBA Ballers franchise, the NBA Ballers: Phenom story mode allows the unique opportunity to develop both on and off-the-court adventures. Players can follow the Baller’s dream by getting noticed on the court and drafted into the NBA, as well as become an entrepreneur off-the-court complete with clothing line, record label and movie deal.
Midway Games Inc. (NYSE:MWY), headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with offices throughout the world, is a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for major videogame systems and personal computers. More information about Midway and its products can be found at www.midway.com.