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November 15, 2012

NC State Takes On UNC in “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” NVIDIA Competition

For Immediate Release
Dr. R. Michael Young | 919.513.3038
The highly anticipated new video game Call of Duty:  Black Ops II launched today.  And on December 6, NC State and UNC will renew its rivalry – this time on a PC video game platform!
NVIDIA, an American global technology company which is best known for its graphics processing units (GPUs), celebrated the launch of Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II, one of the most anticipated PC games of the holiday season, by announcing the first-ever “GeForce GTX Call of Duty Rivalries” competition, which pits top colleges against each other in an epic showdown of gaming glory.
The Call of Duty franchise first began on the PC in 2003 and has been one of the most popular/top-selling games ever since. Black Ops II builds on its award-winning gameplay and stunning graphics by being the first in the series to be powered by DX11.  It also comes packed with other advanced visual features that differentiate the PC version, such as ambient occlusion, depth-of-field and NVIDIA’s exclusive anti-aliasing technology, TXAA. 
The first round of “GeForce GTX Call of Duty Rivalries” includes three famous college rivalries – the University of California, Berkeley (Cal) vs. Stanford University; the University of Southern California (USC) vs. the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and NC State vs. the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC) – to battle in four-person, last team standing matches. Two additional wildcard colleges (selected from any accredited college in the United States) will be chosen by the community to field teams.
Vote for NC State to help us get home team advantage at NVIDIA's GeForce page or the NVIDIA GeForce Facebook page.  Voting for home team advantage is open now and ends November 20th.
The winners from the first round and two wildcard teams will be flown to NVIDIA headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., to face off in a grand final and a chance to win a complete Maingear system equipped with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 GPUs.

The schedule for the GeForce GTX Call of Duty College Rivalries competition is as follows:
11/29: Cal vs. Stanford
12/1: USC vs. UCLA
12/6: NC State vs. UNC
1/19: Wildcard and Championship bracket matches.
If you are interested in competing on the NC State team, or would like more information about the competition, please contact Rogelio Cardona-Rivera.
More information is available at
For more information on NVIDIA, click here.

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