Gilbert the Gamer press release

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One of the Biggest Names in Professional Basketball Teams Up with the Best Team in Professional Video Gaming

MLG’s Pro Circuit TV Show to Air on USA Network Beginning November 11 at 10am

NEW YORK CITY – October 13, 2006 – Major League Gaming (MLG) today announced that one of the biggest names in professional basketball is teaming up with one of the biggest team names in professional video gaming. Washington Wizards point guard and team captain Gilbert Arenas, has become a sponsor of Final Boss, one of the most dominant teams on the Boost Mobile MLG Pro Circuit.  In addition to sponsoring Final Boss, Arenas will appear in the MLG Pro Circuit TV show airing on USA Network this Fall.

“MLG and Final Boss are going to be huge. It’s a great investment for me to get in at the beginning like this, and it’s fun to be involved with. The MLG competitions are unreal – the level of talent and energy is unbelievable. And once the show airs in November, Final Boss will be celebrities,” said Arenas.

MLG has experienced phenomenal growth and record-breaking attendance numbers during the 2006 Boost Mobile MLG Pro Circuit, and sports a booming online community.  Major brands like Boost Mobile, Scion, GameStop, and Red Bull have already partnered with MLG, and the League’s association with Arenas continues to expand the League’s mainstream appeal.

“MLG is fueled by entrepreneurship and the competitive spirit – both among our players, and in individuals like Gilbert Arenas, who will play an expanding role with us and our teams as MLG grows into a global sports media business,” said Mike Sepso, CEO of Major League Gaming.

Team Final Boss
Final Boss is the most successful and heralded MLG team, having won an unprecedented eight consecutive tournaments in 2005 and 2006. Always considered the team to beat, Final Boss has set the bar for competitive gameplay, consistently innovating new strategies and techniques to stay ahead of the pack. The team is lead by human-highlight reel Walshy. Saiyan provides quick and adept support, while the awe-inspiring Ogre twins strike fear into even the toughest opponents through their versatile play style. The overall dominance and persistent hard work and sportsmanship of the squad has earned Final Boss a three year, one million dollar contract with Major League Gaming.

Gilbert Arenas
Many of the dominant qualities in team Final Boss could also describe Arenas. Known for his fierce competitiveness and strong work ethic, Gilbert is a two-time NBA All Star (2005, 2006), has been named to the All-NBA Third Team twice (2005, 2006), was the MVP of the Rookie Challenge 2003, and was named Most Improved Player of 2002-03. When he’s not playing basketball, Gilbert spends his time playing Halo 2 on Xbox, trying to perfect his skills in that game as well. He is a fan of Final Boss for their skill, passion and dominance in their field.