Fremont, CA (May 3, 2006) — Elitegroup Computer Systems, Inc. (ECS®), the world’s leading computer hardware and notebook manufacturer, today announced sponsorship of a series of large scale LAN parties in North America this spring/summer. As a part of the efforts to support the gaming community, ECS Elitegroup has been involved in gaming events of various sizes in the past 2 years.

‘When we decided to launch the Extreme series of motherboards, we were also ready to engage with the gamers immediately. LAN party is the best way to reach out to the audience and to support the community that made the series possible,’ stated Joe Chang, Director of Marketing at ECS Elitegroup USA. ‘These LAN parties we sponsor have a long established reputation as the best in their region. We are honored to be their exclusive motherboard sponsor,’ added Chang.

Starting this month, gamers around the country can see ECS Elitegroup at the following LAN parties and have chances to take home the award-winning Extreme series of motherboards:

Traverse City FragFest (
Traverse City, MI
Date:  5/5 – 5/7

TXGF Summer 2006 Austin (
Austin, TX
Date:  5/26 – 5/28

Portland, OR
Date:  5/26 – 5/29