First Ever US Tournament for War of the Roses Taking Place July 27
NEW YORK – July 20, 2012 – As part of its Six Games and Rock ‘n’ Roll tour, Paradox Interactive today announced that it will host a tournament of champions for upcoming medieval multiplayer game War of the Roses. Pitting game industry veterans against each other in the first ever US tournament for the ambitious and gritty third-person action title, the live stream event will take place on July 27 from 4pm-8pm PST and can be viewed at

Billed as one of the most brutal tournaments to take place this year, the entire competition will be broadcast online via TwitchTV and will play host to a variety of specially invited guests that will get the chance to play against (read: stab) each other while the whole world is watching.

Totaling 20 competitors in all, these exclusively invited individuals include broadcasters SeaNanners, TotalBiscuit, Angry Joe, and many more, as well as developers from Paradox Interactive and a team of miscreants from TwitchTV. Commentary will be provided by War of the Roses producer Gordon Van Dyke and gaming veteran Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez.

Tune in LIVE and see the mayhem unravel by heading to the official Paradox TwitchTV channel at .

Players who like to get their hands dirty can sign up for the War of the Roses beta at .

War of the Roses is a gritty third-person multiplayer action game that seeks to put large teams of players into the muddied mail boots of medieval soldiers, allowing them to unlock a wealth of persistent elements as a 1,500lb mounted knight, nimble archer, cunning footmen or anything in between.

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Since 1999, Paradox Interactive has been a leading global publisher of PC-based strategy games. World-renowned for its strategy catalog, the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe. Its steadily-growing portfolio includes firmly established PC franchises such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis, Crusader Kings, Victoria and the Hearts of Iron series.

2012 will be Paradox Interactive’s most ambitious line-up of titles to date with such anticipated releases as War of the Roses, Starvoid, A Game of Dwarves, Dungeonland and The Showdown Effect. It is also expanding its presence in the free-to-play arena with the upcoming game Salem: The Crafting MMO.

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