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AMD Sponsors Pro Gaming Team 54

Posted by CowboyNeal
from the nascar-esque-skins-soon-to-follow dept.
Dillon Hamilton writes "AMD has chosen to sponsor Team NoA, a 6-member professional Counter-Strike team, with their latest hardware along with other unspecified support. NoA (Norwegians of America) is composed of three Norwegian players, two Americans, and one Canadian. All but one of the players (the newest addition and a Norwegian) currently live together in California to practice for the upcoming Cyberathlete Professional League championship tournament in Grapevine, TX, as well as the E-Sports World Cup in Toulouse, France. AMD will presumably be flying Ola Moum, the new member, from his home in Horten, Norway to the States as part of the deal. This is definitely a huge step forward for the concept of professional gaming, not only in the United States but worldwide. With teams like Team 3D and Schroet Kommando getting sponsored by bigger companies, (Subway, NVIDIA, and Shuttle in 3D's case) who knows where this might be in the next few years?"
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  • Hmmm (Score:3, Funny)

    by Otter (3800) on Thursday May 06, 2004 @10:54AM (#9074190) Journal
    NoA (Norwegians of America) is composed of three Norwegian players, two Americans, and one Canadian. All but one of the players (the newest addition and a Norwegian) currently live together in California to practice for the upcoming Cyberathlete Professional League championship tournament in Grapevine, TX...

    Well, that's a reality show waiting to happen. Although I suspect all those Blue Crush meets Big Brother shows last year had more attractive cast members to work with, but who knows?

    (Does anyone else remember when Red Hat promoted the 6.0 release by having a bunch of Linux users live in a house and have adventures? And the poor marketing person in charge had to deal with constant "I can't go water skiing -- there's a new kernel release, and I get sunburned and I'm allergic to jellyfish!"?)

  • by metalhed77 (250273) <<andrewvc> <at> <gmail.com>> on Thursday May 06, 2004 @11:23AM (#9074539) Homepage
    What could counter-strike possibly showcase in hardware? A 400mhz PII can run that game perfectly smoothly!
  • <sigh> (Score:2, Funny)

    by rubicon7 (51782) on Thursday May 06, 2004 @02:08PM (#9076252)
    a 6-member professional Counter-Strike team

    So, they're really good at playing a video game. Okay...

    You know, I'm really good at cluttering up my apartment, and procrastinating - maybe I can pick up a sponsor!

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