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MSI in collaboration with Fnatic Team announce the “beat-it” tournaments

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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 (http://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!

Upcoming tournament schedule and prize fund details will be announced on http://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 http://beatit.msi.com or follow us on Twitter at http://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)