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Dallas Native Adam Bernstein Defeats Over 300 Competitors In Upper Deck Entertainment's $1 Million Marvel & DC Vs. System Pro Circuit Championship In New York

UDE Pro Circuit Event Rewards Top 75 Participants With Cash Prizes

Largest Player Attendance Ever For Pro Circuit Event

Dallas native Adam Bernsteinís wallet has just gotten fatter as he took home the big $40,000 grand prize at Upper Deck Entertainment's Marvel & DC Vs. System Trading Card Game (TCG) $1 Million Pro Circuit in New York this past weekend. The final stop of four installments, UDE wrote checks totaling more than $250,000 in prize money for the top 75 competitors.

Bernstein, a twenty-year-old wunderkind trading card game player, beat Jason Hager (Huntington, WV) three games to one in the best of five finals to capture the championship title and the large cash prize of $40,000. Bernstein outplayed a strong field of competitors in fierce head-to-head battles utilizing the strength of the Curve Sentinels deck and earning the fourth ever UDE Vs. System Pro Circuit crown. There were 119 players that made it to Day Two to fight for the cash, while the top eight participants advanced to Day Three where the grand prize was awarded.

"The number of participants continues to grow once again as this event was the highest attended Pro Circuit yet with more than 300 players," said Scott Elliott, Program Manager of Organized Play for Upper Deck Entertainment. "The {UDE} Pro Circuit continues to attract the top trading card game players around the world and the premier players enjoy the big cash payouts and the complex strategy provided in the Vs. System Trading Card Game. We look forward to seeing even more entrants at the next Pro Circuit event at GenCon Indy in August."

The three days of heated battle culminated with six of the final eight players deploying Curve Sentinels decks, each deck created to highlight its own menacing and destructive qualities. The Javits Convention Center rocked as 309 of the planetís best Marvel and DC Vs. System TCG players started the contest on Friday and represented nearly every continent. Many of the players journeyed from as far as Canada, the Czech Republic, the Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom to make the competition a true world tournament.

Top Eight Finishers:
1. Adam Bernstein, Dallas, TX, $40,000
2. Jason Hager, Huntington, WV $24,000
3. Michael Barnes, Broken Arrow, OK $16,000
4. Antonino DeRosa, Port St. Lucie, FL, $14,000
5. Alex Shvartsman, New York, NY, $10,000
6. Hans Joachim Hoh, Germany, $9,000
7. Ryan Jones, Long Beach, CA, $8,000
8. Vidianto Wijaya, Los Angeles, CA, $7,000

The $1 Million Pro Circuit currently supports the Vs. System -- UDE's new and unique game design, created 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 additional information on the Vs. System $1,000,000 Pro Circuit, additional tournaments or Upper Deck products, please log onto www.upperdeckentertainment.com.

About Vs. System
The Vs. System is 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.

About The Upper Deck Company
Founded in 1988, the Upper Deck Company is a premier sports/entertainment publishing company which delivers a portfolio of relevant, innovative and multi-dimensional product experiences to collectors, sports and entertainment enthusiasts. For more information on Upper Deck and its products, please log onto www.upperdeck.com.

Source: The Upper Deck Co, LLC
Date: May 29, 2005

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