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Atlanta Native Brian Kibler Crowned Champion in Upper Deck Entertainment Super Heroes Trading Card Game Pro Circuit Tournament

Kibler is Awarded the Largest Single Payout Ever Given at a Trading Card Game Tournament in History

Brian Kibler - First-ever Winner in Upper Deck Entertainment's New 'Vs. System' Pro Circuit Tournament Becoming the first-ever winner in Upper Deck Entertainment's new 'Vs. System' Pro Circuit Tournament, Atlanta native, Brian Kibler, is now $40,000 richer. Kibler was one of over 250 'Vs. System' fans who competed in a weekend-long competition held at Gen Con -- the world's largest gaming convention held this past weekend in Indianapolis.

Kibler -- who has been evangelizing the game before it was officially released -- has already won tens and thousands of dollars playing trading card games at local hobby stores, and at various tournaments held across the U.S. However, this past weekend, the Atlanta trading card game professional competed in what was the largest cash-out tournament held in trading card game history, and, came out as a champion. Additional top finishers earned cash prizes ranging from $750 to $22,000.

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."

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 26, 2004

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