Major Video Games Tournament Heading to Las Vegas

Video gaming's richest tournament has decided to move to Las Vegas and set up show alongside one of the world's largest consumer electronics shows -- and it's adding a women's category too.

Cyber X Gaming, operator of an international video game tournament, on Thursday said it has moved its grand finals to Las Vegas from Orlando to coincide with next year's Consumer Electronics Show.

Cyber X said the winning team at the "ATI/AMD Cyber X Games Championships" would take home $100,000, competing in the game "Counter Strike." It said it would also sponsor a tournament on the game "Quake 3" for female players only.

CES is one of the biggest conventions held annually in the United States, drawing more than 110,000 people to Las Vegas and generating more than $80 million in non-gambling revenue alone, according to event sponsor the Consumer Electronics Association.

The competition will occupy 42,000 square feet at the Stardust Pavilion and another 10,000 square feet co-located with CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Cyber X Gaming said attendees at its competitions would also get passes to get them into CES, which is expected to occupy more than 1.3 million square feet of exhibition space.

News source: Reuters

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