Atlanta, GA - June 20, 2007 - EVE: The Second Genesis, CCP | White Wolf's collectable card game that debuted at Gen Con 2006, will be returning this year with a new expansion set and a $25,000 Championship Tournament.
Taking place at the largest hobby show in North America, Gen Con Indianapolis, this year's competition will offer more than double the prize pool of last year's, making it one of the largest CCG payouts at the convention. To celebrate the release of the game's first expansion, The Exiled, CCP has opened up the tournament to all Gen Con attendees. This will allow both EVE: The Second Genesis veterans and newcomers to experience all the action. For more information about entry into the con and registering for the Championship, visit the Gen Con website at www.gencon.com/2007/indy.
And the action doesn't stop when the convention is over! In addition to the cash prizes offered, the winner of the EVE CCG World Championship will be receive an all-expense paid trip to CCP's 4th annual EVE Online Fanfest, held November 1st - 3rd in Reykjavik, Iceland.
With the release of The Exiled, players will now be able to build even larger, more fearsome fleets of ships, with less fear of an early-round loss. And with the addition of characters and racial affinities, decks are easier to customize and focus than ever before. The streamlined rules of The Exiled will bring a whole new atmosphere of play to this year's Championship.
"This year's Championship is just the tip of the iceberg for Second Genesis," said Zack Walters, Organized Play Coordinator for the game. "The fans have been really anticipating The Exiled, and I think the events and league structure we have planned for the future will maintain the level of excitement."
Even once the champion is crowned at Gen Con, the action for The Exiled continues. During the weekend after Gen Con, CCP | White Wolf will be sponsoring tournaments at hobby stores across the globe, where players can compete to earn cash prizes and respect. All events with at least twelve players will receive a prize pool of $100, in addition to the unique prize cards offered at every store.
So come play Second Genesis at Gen Con, and win your share of the $25,000 Championship. Then, when you go home, play locally for another chance to win big!
About White Wolf
Since its entry into the role-playing game market in 1991, White Wolf has maintained an impressive market share. With collective book sales in excess of 5.5 million copies, White Wolf is one of the undisputed leaders worldwide for publishing pen-and-paper role-playing games. Company properties have been licensed for television series, comic books, action figures, console and computer video games, coin-operated arcade games, professional wrestlers, replica props and weapons, interactive media events and myriad merchandise. In November 2006, White Wolf merged with CCP hf to form CCP North America | White Wolf. More information on White Wolf can be found at www.white-wolf.com.
About CCP Games
CCP Games is an industry-leading independent developer and publisher of EVE Online, a massively-multiplayer online role-playing game. Founded in 1997 and privately held, CCP is recognized internationally as a pioneer of the single-server persistent universe architecture. EVE Online is played in nearly every country in the world with over 200,000 players. The company is headquartered in Reykjavík, Iceland with offices in Atlanta, London and Shanghai. More information is available at www.ccpgames.com.