MSI in collaboration with Fnatic Team announce the “beat-it” tournaments. Huge cash prizes up for gr

June 20, 2010 // 2:32 p.m.

Today MSI announce the Worldwide gaming tournament Beat-It, in co-operation with one of the leading eSports teams in the world FnaticMSI. To build upon the successful partnership between FnaticMSI and to celebrate the launch of the MSI GT660 and GX660 Gaming notebooks, a number of online tournaments will be held between June and September with a total prize-fund in excess of $65,000 USD.



GT660 and GX660 - up for grabs!



Combining the fastest graphics card with the fastest CPU the GT660/GX660 are both real powerhouse’s delivering the ultimate laptop for extreme gamers. The Nvidia 285GTX graphics in the GT660 delivers upto 50% more performance than previous generations. The latest physX technology that really brings your game to life with lifelike explosions that can be enjoyed at the highest resolutions with the most immersive sounds courtesy of sound by Dynaudio. The new 2010 Intel Core i7 processor brings features such as Turbo Boost Technology and quad core multitasking to the GT660 and because we just won’t wait we have also implemented the MSI exclusive Turbo Drive Engine (TDE) technology. Play like the pro’s and amplify your game with the MSI GT660!



Beat It – Off to a fast start



Using the Fnatic.Play platform (play.fnatic.com) MSI will be hosting online tournaments in 4 of the most popular games in eSports, they include Call of Duty 4, Counter Strike 1.6, Heroes of Newerth and Quake Live. To those teams and players competing in the Counter Strike 1.6 and Quake Live tournaments they will also have a chance to win an all expenses paid trip to Beijing for a grand final offline tournament on the weekend of September 4th. The grand final will give the opportunity for the lucky winners to play for a total prize fund of over $35,000 and challenge a select number of invited professional teams and players including the award winning fnaticMSI team themselves.









Tournament Schedule:

The first Counter Strike tournament this weekend will be available to 64 teams and will be a single elimination bracket with the Finals being a best of three. This is the first qualifier for amateur teams hosted by FnaticMSI PLAY and MSI. The second qualifier will be hosted on the 25th and 26th of June. Top 8 teams from from each qualification tournament will head to the online finals, this means that a total of 16 teams can qualify for the main event which will be held online from the 9th to the 11th of July.

$400 awaits the qualifier winners!



fnatic_logoUpcoming tournament schedule and prize fund details will be announced on beatit.msi.com and http://play.fnatic.com/ and sign-ups will be open shortly after announcement.



Counter Strike 1.6 (5v5) – 256 teams - Open to all – June

Quake Live (Dual) – 256 player spots – Open to all – July

Heroes of Newerth – 64~128 teams – Open to all – July~August



If you think you have the skill to compete and want a chance to win cash prizes and play against the best players then please visit the Beat-It microsite to keep in touch with the progress and sign-up by visiting beatit.msi.com or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/msitweets for the latest news and developments from the tournaments.



Beat-It – Live tournament coverage



If you prefer to watch more than play then all the events will be streamed live or covered by one of the many FnaticMSI coverage partners, such as:



HLTV.org: The leading Counter-Strike 1.6 coverage website around, allowing you to spectate the game being played and see what the actual players see.

ESL Radio: Will provide radio and video streams for the Beat-It tournaments to spectators all over the world, with some of the most well respected commentators in Quake Live and CS 1.6.

Level Up TV: Using ex-gamers to offer a incisive and precise commentary on the games they cover, they have a reputation for quality.

GoodGame.ru: The first and biggest eSports community in Russia and the Ukraine, with a huge local following.



Other partners include: Fragster.de, TEK-9, Esportsfrance and Fragbite (Nordics)



MSI and Fnatic reserve the right to change schedule, location, prizemoney, distribution and allocation at any point. Users need to be available on the dates of the final. If a user cannot go to final they will automatically move down to 2nd place. All users attending the event in Beijing must be 16 years of age. No age limit applies for on-line tournaments.



About MSI: Founded in 1986, MSI is one of the nation’s leading technology companies that possess strong R&D capabilities. Composed of more than 2,000 excellent engineers, we continue our more than 20-year history of being one of the most widely respected and recognized name in the IT industry. Our hard work and dedication have led us to become one of the finest brands in the industry with accumulated sales in more than 120 countries, 150 million mainboard users and 100 million graphics card users worldwide. MSI has been listed in the “Top 20 Taiwan Global Brands” for two consecutive years (2008 & 2009), adhering to perfect faith that deserves recognition. The thousands of awards we earned every year encourage us to continue to develop high-level of quality excellence in our products and services, customer satisfaction and global competitiveness. As part of MSI’s commitment, we will continue to enhance our product design and quality, as well as implement high-quality service to become one of the world’s renowned leading brands. More information can be found at: www.msi.com.



About Fnatic: The Fnatic team is an ambitious and highly successful video gaming organisation, which supports the world's greatest gamers. After being crowned as Electronic Sports Team of The Year in 2006 and 2009, Fnatic has achieved over 50 victories in major international tournaments and are acknowledged worldwide for their famous and charismatic Swedish Counter-Strike team, hugely successful COD4 team and former World Tour Champion, Sander "VoO" Kaasjager and Lauren”Lauke” Pluymeakers World UT champion. Fnatic currently have squads in Counter-Strike, Heroes of Newerth, World of Warcraft, Call of Duty, Quakelive, Halo and DOTA. For more information, please visit www.fnatic.com.
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