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Upper Deck Entertainment Vs. System $1 Million Pro Circuit Makes Debut in Indianapolis at Gen Con 2004

Top Winners to be Awarded with $250,000 in Cash Prizes at Tournament Event

Pro Circuit Tournament to Take Place Friday, August 20 to Sunday, August 22 in the Indianapolis Convention Center

Upper Deck Entertainment races into Indianapolis in August with the new Vs. System $1 million Pro Circuit. The first of four stops, the Pro Circuit tournament at Gen Con Indy will allow savvy super hero trading card game fans to put their skills to the test and compete for $250,000 in cash prizes. The main event will run on Friday and Saturday, August 20 and 21, with the finals running on Sunday, August 22, at Gen Con Indy 2004 in the Indianapolis Convention Center.

The winner of the Vs. System Pro Circuit tournament will be awarded $40,000, while the remaining top finishers will earn cash prizes ranging from $750 to $22,000. Every player and judge who participates in the Pro Circuit Tournament will be given a special extended art promotional card.

Players in the Pro Circuit Tournaments are qualified entrants, who have won a previous Pro Circuit Qualifier Tournament at the local level. Players can also earn a spot by becoming a top ten player at an Upper Deck Entertainment Vs. System $10,000 Convention Championship, receiving courtesy invites from Upper Deck Entertainment; or winning one of the "Last Chance Tournaments" (Thursday, August 18).

The new $1 million Pro Circuit currently supports the Vs. System -- UDE’s new and unique game engine designed specifically to support super heroes in traditional one-on-one competition. The game engine appears in Upper Deck Entertainment’s new super hero trading card games, retains excitement in multiplayer format, and is designed to support sealed pack and booster draft formats. Development of the game included testing by top professional TCG players from around the world to ensure that the Vs. System is carefully balanced for high-level competition, as well as casual play.

For more information on the Vs. System $1 million Pro Circuit, additional tournaments, or Upper Deck products, please log onto www.upperdeckentertainment.com.

Source: The Upper Deck Co, LLC
Date: August 12, 2004

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