Diego Maradona Endorses Soccer Game - Winning Goal
Company: The9 Limited
Shanghai, China – June 23, 2010. The9 Limited (NASDAQ: NCTY), an online game developer and operator, recently announced that Diego Armando Maradona, soccer legend and Argentina national team coach, will endorse The9’s Facebook game entitled “Winning Goal”.

Winning Goal is a soccer game that allows the player to become a manager of a five-player team. The manager can recruit thousands of players, gain skills, play in leagues, and place predictions on matches from real leagues and the World Cup.

Features include:
s Manage a Team- assemble a team for 5-on-5 gameplay
s Thousands of Players- from past and present and around the world
s Manager and Player Skills- enhance team’s performance along with other effects
s Leagues- ability to play in game leagues
s Scout Search- scout new players or try to steal away players from other managers
s Prize Drawing- draw a prize after every match you play to earn new skills and players
s Dream Teams- collect and use special players together to create a super squad
s Betting- bet on real-world leagues and the World Cup to level up players
s Manager Tasks- complete achievements and challenge World Cup Champion Teams

As endorser for Winning Goal, Diego Maradona has provided personally autographed soccer balls to present as in-game prizes. For the duration of the 2010 World Cup, players will have the chance to win one of these soccer balls by participating in featured World Cup events.

Winning Goal can be found on Facebook at:

About The9 Limited
The9 Limited is an online game developer and operator based in Shanghai, China. The9's primary focus is on developing and operating high-quality games for the online game market. The company name "The9" refers to the deep belief that video games are the 9th form of art and the passion to prove that video games are the most exciting, creative, and entertaining form of all.