Toronto, Canada â€“ November 23, 2005 â€“ DreamCatcher Games first person shooter, Painkiller, was the game which determined the champion at the Cyberathelete Professional League (CPL) World Tour Finals in New York City.
Thirty-two professional gamers from around the world battled through a series of elimination rounds with the final two competing for $250,000 in prizes,
the largest gaming purse in competitive gaming history. In the thrilling finals, Fatal1ty (Johnathan Wendel) defeated fnatic.Vo0 (Sander Kaasjager) in
Painkiller to capture the title.
In Painkiller, gamers play the role of Daniel Garner, who after an unfortunate car accident is trapped between Heaven and Hell. To escape purgatory and find his salvation, he must fight mobs of hellish monsters to stop an imminent Unholy War.Â DreamCatcher Games will be releasing the Xbox version, Painkiller: Hell Wars in February 2006.
MTV will broadcast the television special â€œFrom Gamer to Fame: The CPL World Tour Finalsâ€ on Saturday, November 26 at 8pm (ET/PT)
For additional information on Painkiller, please visit the gameâ€™s official website: www.painkillergame.com.
About DreamCatcher Games:
DreamCatcher Games is a fast-growing worldwide publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software committed to release action, strategy and role-playing games on WindowsÂ®, PlayStationÂ®2 and XboxÂ® gaming systems. Its large portfolio of games includes the critically acclaimed title Painkiller, a popular and best-selling action shooter game. More information about DreamCatcher Games and its products can be found at http://www.dreamcatchergames.com.