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Ventrilo will be one of the main sponsors of QuakeCon 2008
2008-07-07

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It is my pleasure to announce that we will be hosting Ventrilo servers at QuakeCon 2008. As always it is a real honor for us to provide Ventrilo servers for this event. People love having the service available and we really enjoy having the opportunity to meet some of the end users. It is always fun to talk to the users face to face if only to hear some of the funny stories people share with us about how having Ventrilo has benefited them.

For those of you who don’t know, QuakeCon is the premier Computer Gaming LAN event in the United States and is put on by id Software the makers of the Quake and Doom series of games. Please visit the QuakeCon.org web site for more details.

Even though there might be only a few of your friends and team mates attending, and there is a good chance that you’ll be sitting next to each other, it is still a good idea to bring a microphone so that you can communicate with each other while playing. That way you don’t have to yell just so that your friends will hear you because they too are wearing headphones.

Now, for the real announcement:

In order to show our gratitude to the gaming community for helping to make Ventrilo the preferred group communications tool, we would like to announce that Flagship Industries will be one of the main sponsors of QuakeCon this year by providing the winner of a new contest titled “QUAKECON Ultimate Power Up” with a brand new 2008 Chevrolet Corvette. The actual car to be given away will be on display on or near the convention room floor. If you are attending be sure to stop by and check it out.

All attendees are welcome and encouraged to partake in the weekend long events that will make you eligible for the drawing Saturday night during the final tourney events. Official rules and requirements for the Ultimate Power Up drawing will be posted on the QuakeCon.org web site once they have been finalized.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Sincerely,

Brian Knapp
President
Flagship Industries, Inc.


The following is the official press release made by id Software.

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QuakeCon Takes It From 0 To 60 in 4.3 Seconds
With The Ventrilo Ultimate Power Up Contest
Winner to Drive Away With a Brand New Corvette

MESQUITE, TX – June 7, 2008 – Ventrilo, the premier group voice communications program used in tournaments and multiplayer games, is thrilled to announce that it’s sponsoring the first annual “QuakeCon Ultimate Power Up” Sweepstakes contest. One lucky winner will be driving away from QuakeCon 2008, in a brand new 2008 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe, valued at approximately $55,000. The 13 th annual QuakeCon is North America’s largest video game festival, party and tournament and will be held at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas from July 31 – August 3, 2008. QuakeCon admission is free to all attendees.

“We’re extremely excited about our partnership with id Software to be a QuakeCon sponsor this year,” said Brian Knapp, president, Flagship Industries. “This is our way to thank the hardcore gaming community for helping make Ventrilo the preferred group communications tools.”

The 2008 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe to be given away will be Jetstream Blue, a new color introduced in 2008, with 3LT trim and a Z51 performance package. The car will be on display in the main exhibition area.

“As a long time Corvette fan and owner, I know Corvettes stand alone as an icon of American performance,” said Todd Hollenshead, CEO, id Software. “Ventrilo brings gamers that same dedication to performance with their incredible voice applications. It’s going to be awesome to watch one lucky fan drive away in a dream car, compliments of Ventrilo and QuakeCon.”

250 tickets for the Corvette drawing will be awarded to QuakeCon attendees for everything from performance in the QuakeCon Pro and Quick Draw Tournaments to participation in other QuakeCon contests, events and random drawings. The winner will be randomly selected on Saturday, August 2, as part of the event’s tournament finals party.  

QuakeCon Ultimate Power Up Rules:

QuakeCon 2008 registered attendees who are 18 years of age and older AND are legal residents of the United States, its territories and possessions and the District of Columbia are eligible to participate. No purchase necessary. 250 raffle tickets will be distributed throughout the event. Additional information about contest rules, eligibility and requirements will be available at www.quakecon.org.

About QuakeCon:

Often described as the “Woodstock of Gaming,” QuakeCon was created in August of 1996 by a group of friends on the IRC network’s EFnet who had a desire to meet in person. Less than 100 attendees gathered at the Best Western in Garland, Texas that first year to play and talk games and compete in the first QuakeCon tournament. id Software’s lead programmer John Carmack and several other id team members stopped by to chat with fans about DOOM, QUAKE, and the future of an up-and-coming id Software.

Going into its 13th year, QuakeCon remains true to its original mission as an event created by gamers, for gamers. Sponsored by id Software and other industry-leading software and hardware manufacturers, QuakeCon continues to be run by a dedicated group of 30 year-round volunteers and more than 200 on-site volunteers. More than 6,000 people attended QuakeCon in 2007, and the event has expanded to include the entire series of QUAKE games, Return to Castle Wolfenstein®, Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, DOOM 3™ and now Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars.

About Flagship Industries:

Flagship Industries Inc, located in Maryville, Illinois, was founded in 2003 to pursue the development and marketing of the Ventrilo product line which was originally started in the spring of 1999. Due to its superior sound quality, reliability, scalability, user interface and ever evolving feature set, Ventrilo has become the preferred group communications tool. More information can be found at www.ventrilo.com

About id Software:

id – defined by Freud as the primal section of the human psyche; id Software, located in Mesquite, Texas, was founded in 1991. From inception to present day, id Software has relentlessly provided technical, design and artistic leadership as an independent game developer and technology provider. Transcending the games industry, id’s iconic brands such as Wolfenstein, DOOM, QUAKE and Enemy Territory have become staples of popular culture for generations of gamers. More information on id Software can be found at www.idsoftware.com.

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