ACTIVISION AND BEST BUY LAUNCH CALL OF DUTY 2 ONLINE GAMING TOURNAMENT
Santa Monica, CA â June 14, 2006 â Issuing a call to Allied gamers everywhere, Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that it has joined with Best Buy to recruit players for the Call of DutyÂ® 2 Xbox 360â¢ online gaming tournament, facilitated by the Global Gaming League (GGL). Now through June 16, 2006, gamers can log on to www.bestbuy.com/gamingtournaments and register to compete against the best Call of DutyÂ®2 players for the chance to win a 2006 JeepÂ® Wrangler, Best Buyâ¢ Gift Cards and more. Entrants must have Xbox LiveÂ® Gold to participate.
âAs the most popular next-gen online multiplayer game on Xbox Live, Call of DutyÂ®2 has a fan following that thrives on this type of competition. And by partnering with Best Buy and the Global Gaming League, weâre able to give gamers even more incentive to answer the call for some great action,â said Dave Anderson, senior director, licensing and business development, Activision, Inc.
More than 500, four-person teams will battle in single-elimination, bracket-style competitions that will narrow the field to the top eight players. Finalists will take to the front lines on July 22-23 for the chance to win the Grand Prize -- a 2006 JeepÂ® Wrangler. First- and second-prize winners will each receive a $500 and $200 Best Buyâ¢ Gift Card respectively.
âThe Call of DutyÂ® 2 Tournament gives our customers a chance to test their skills and compete for prizes in a game they really love to play,â said Jill Hamburger, vice president of video games at Best Buy. âOur online tournaments are really popular. By offering them, we're helping people make the most of their gaming systems and experience their games like never before.â
âCall of DutyÂ®2 has incredible gameplay and a rabid fan base, so this is going to be a fantastic tournament!â said Jason Carlton, GGLâs Head of Community and Gaming. âAs the leading online tournament producer and gaming community, GGL will deliver a great experience to Best Buyâs and Activisionâs passionate gamers.â
For complete registration information, along with rules and regulations, go to www.bestbuy.com/gamingtournaments.
About Best Buy
Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) is an innovative Fortune 100 growth company that continually strives to create superior customer experiences. Through more than 930 retail stores across the United States and in Canada, our employees connect customers with technology and entertainment products and services that make live easier and more fun. We sell consumer electronics, home-office products, entertainment software, appliances and related services. A Minneapolis-based company, our operations include: Best Buy (BestBuy.com and BestBuyCanada.ca), Future Shop (FutureShop.ca), Geek Squad (GeekSquad.com and GeekSquad.ca) and Magnolia Audio Video (Magnoliaav.com). We support our communities through employee volunteerism and grants from The Best Buy Childrenâs Foundation.
About the GGL
Global Gaming League (GGL) is a worldwide leader in organized competitive online and live video game tournaments and events (V-Sports). GGL services its worldwide community of videogame enthusiasts via its state-of-the-art online gaming network, led by its destination website GGL.com, its year-round live videogame events, and by providing a broad array of gaming-oriented services and content of deep interest to our global community of video gamers. Through these offerings, GGL creates an immersive entertainment experience for a rapidly growing community of connected gamers. For more information, visit www.ggl.com.
About Activision, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $1.47 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Australia, Scandinavia, Spain and the Netherlands. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is located at www.activision.com.