VIA extends Geared for Gaming initiative, sponsoring top all-girl PC gaming team to compete for US$30,000 at the world’s premier multiplayer LAN gaming event

Taipei, Taiwan, 9th August 2005, – VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the sponsorship of ‘girlz 0f destruction’, a leading female PC gaming team, at this year’s QuakeCon being held in Grapevine, Texas, from 11th to 14th August 2005.

The girlz 0f destruction ( team members will compete in the first official Ms. QuakeCon competition, playing as individuals in a QUAKE III Arena deathmatch tournament for a top prize of US$30,000. They will also join VIA in a “Live at QuakeCon” web conference for media on 12th August, the second day of the event (details below).

‘VIA is proud to support girlz 0f destruction in their quest to win the first official Ms. QuakeCon title, as they are very professional, highly skilled and a credit to e-gaming,’ said Keith Kowal, Marketing Manager, VIA Technologies, Inc. ‘Harnessing the power of VIA’s market-leading core-logic chipsets for maximum performance should ensure them a winning edge, and we look forward to a keenly-fought tournament.’

‘We are really pleased to have VIA as a sponsor who appreciates our efforts,’ commented Alana Reid, ‘Ms.X’, girlz 0f destruction leader. ‘We’ve been training really hard for this so we’re really hoping to have one of our girlz 0f destruction members in the winners’ circle at this year’s QuakeCon.’