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iGames Hosts Free-For-All The Club™ Championship Tournament, March 15-16

Two-Day Competition to be Held at 16 Select Game Centers, with More Than $3,400.00 in Cash Prizes

MEDIA ALERT

WHAT:

Leading game center organization iGames will host The Club™ Championship Tournament, a two-day free-for-all as part of iGames’ launch events celebrating the release of SEGA’s The Club™, a new breed of third-person shooter created by critically acclaimed developer Bizarre Creations.

WHEN&WHERE:

All matches will be FFA (Free for All) on game mode Score Match. Score Match uses the game's unique method for tabulating points based on many factors including kills, aim and combos.

Phase 1: Saturday, March 15, Local Champions

Each participating Game Center will host a local tournament on Saturday, March 15, to determine their representative Champions. Each individual match will consist of between 4 and 8 players. Each participating gamer will play five matches, each one on a different environment.

Players will earn points based on their order of finish in each match:

1st - 5 Points

2nd - 3 Points

3rd - 1 Point

The players with the most points after all the matches are complete will be declared the Local Champions and thereby representative of their game center. The top two players from each game center will win cash prizes:

1st - $100

2nd - $50

The local Champions will come back to the Game Center on the following day to play against the other Game Center Champions.

Phase 2: Sunday, March 16, Grand Championship

Sunday, March 16, will consist of up to 48 Champions that emerged from local play on Saturday. The players will be highly motivated by the opportunity to win yet more cash prizes. Players will be randomly seeded.

The top 2 players of each Match move on to play against other Match winners:

Round 1: Up to 48 Players, Score Match, on Venice

Round 2: 32 Players, Score Match, on Ocean Liner

Round 3: 16 Players, Score Match, on Warehouse

Round 4: 8 Players, Score Match, on Bunker

Round 5: 4 Players, Score Match, on Warzone

Tournament Schedule

1:30 PM to 2:00 PM Eastern Time– Check-In

2:15 PM to 2:45 PM Eastern Time– Round 1 on Venice

3:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern Time– Round 2 on Ocean Liner

3:45 PM to 4:15 PM Eastern Time– Round 3 on Warehouse

4:30 PM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time– Round 4 on Bunker

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Eastern Time– Grand Championship Round on Warzone

Prize Distribution

1st: $250

2nd: $175

3rd $100

4th $75

5th-8th $50

9th-16th $25

ABOUT THE GAME:

The Club, created by critically acclaimed developer Bizarre Creations, is a new breed of third-person shooter, combining fast-paced run and gun gameplay, destructive environments, and lethal weapons. You will fight to survive in a shadowy underground blood-sport controlled by faceless, obscenely wealthy and influential elite who place their bets on who will survive as the blood-bath ensues before them. Take control of up to eight uniquely trained killers motivated by greed, driven by pure insane bloodlust, and hell bent on earning respect on a global level.

The Club is rated“M” for“Mature” comes with a MSRP of $49.99 for the Games for Windows edition. For more info, visit: www.theclubgame.com. For more information and a complete list of iGames game centers hosting this event, including signup information, visit http://www.igames.org or contact the iGames events team at events@igames.org.

About iGames

iGames, Inc. offers a wide range of services to help independent and franchised game centers. iGames’ mission is to promote and develop the growth of the game center industry. Its services unite game centers with the goal of establishing them as the driving force enabling the interactive entertainment industry to become the number one form of entertainment around the world. iGames has established strong relationships with industry leaders to provide a wide variety of products, services and programs to member game centers and gamers including software licensing, hardware discounts, exclusive game premieres, tournaments, and game nights. Today the company counts well over 500 centers and 1.2 million gamers, initiating and co-organizing more than 200 events a year. To learn more about iGames, go to www.igames.org.

Media Contact:

Bill Lessard / iGames / wlessard@igames.org / 914.476.6089

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