DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 9, 2005–Insomnia365(SM), a satellite of The Planet(SM), announced today that it is sponsoring the Cyberathlete Professional League(R) for the second consecutive year. The CPL is the recognized world leader in professional computer game competitions, having hosted tournaments in 50 countries and distributed more than $2 million in prize money since its inception in 1997.
The Planet provides hosting services for the CPL and will manage the Bring Your Own Computer (BYOC) section at the League’s Cyberathlete(R) Extreme Summer Championship. To be held the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas, July 6 through July 10, 2005, the Summer Championship is the only U.S. event on the League’s $1 million Pro Tour schedule.
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with The Planet,” said Angel Munoz, President and founder of the CPL. “They proved their worth at our Winter Championship event last December, delivering flawless performance to 1,000 BYOC participants and ensuring the network stayed fully online and accessible from day one.”
As part of the sponsorship, The Planet provides the CPL servers for Web, FTP, e-mail, forums and online registration, as well as a dedicated 100Mbit Internet connection through its Dallas datacenter. The Planet also hosts all Cyberathlete Amateur League (CAL) gaming servers, including free-play servers for the League’s online tournaments.
“This sponsorship demonstrates The Planet’s continued commitment to the gaming community,” said Sassan Dibadj, Product Manager for Insomnia365. “We look forward to working with the CPL to bring gamers another incredible event and being part of this historic $1 million Pro Tour.”
Released in September 2004, Insomnia365 provides dedicated game servers with a unique level of game control and playability. It gives players worldwide access to popular games including Counter-Strike, Battlefield 1942, Halo and Unreal Tournament. The platform’s proprietary Cortex(SM) control panel allows gamers to customize settings for multiple games through a single, user-friendly online interface.
For more information, visit www.insomnia365.com.