The $1,000,000 CPL World Tour will commence on February 10th in Istanbul, Turkey and will travel to major cities in Europe, Asia, South America and North America throughout the year.
"This sponsorship is a great fit for both CPL and NVIDIA as it allows NVIDIA to publicly show its support for the PC gaming community and those gamers that demonstrate excellence in play," said David Roman, vice president of corporate marketing at NVIDIA. "Participating in the CPL World Tour complements NVIDIA's ongoing grass roots marketing efforts and gives us an opportunity to reach out to a large and diverse global audience of gamers who seek the highest performance technologies. We applaud the CPL's endeavours to promote the sport of competitive gaming in an entertaining and high-profile way."
As a presenting sponsor, NVIDIA will host on-site exhibits at each of the ten tour stops, as well as equip the tournament PCs deployed at each tour stop with its award-winning GeForceTM 6800 model graphics processing units (GPUs). The selection of NVIDIA® GPUs will deliver to players competing in the headline Painkiller competition the distinct technology advantage of blazing fast frame rates and crisp visuals necessary for extreme levels of play.
NVIDIA is also contributing funds to the "unofficial" competitions based on other popular PC games, including Day of Defeat and Warcraft 3, at select tour stops.