AUSTIN, Texas – Oct. 3, 2006 – Bigfoot Networks, Inc., a research and development company, today announced it is sponsoring Blizzard’s World of Warcraft™ Gurubashi Challenge Fan Contest taking place Sept.28 – Oct 11, 2006. As part of the sponsorship, Bigfoot is giving away real gold, silver and copper coins emblazed with the World of Warcraft® (WoW) and Killer™ Network Interface Cards (NIC) signature logos. The coins will be presented to the top winners of the contest along with their very own Killer NIC.
“Reviewers are seeing amazing performance improvements playing WoW using the Killer NIC, especially in the Battlegrounds,” said Harlan Beverly, CEO of Bigfoot Networks. “What better venue to reach out to these customers than the World of Warcraft Fan Contest.”
The contest details can be found at:http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/contests/bigfoot/index.xml. Learn more about the Killer NIC by visiting www.killernic.com.
About the Killer™ NIC
The Killer NIC is a Network Interface Card powered by LLR Technology and offers gamers superior speed and performance in their online games. Killer’s 400 MHz Network Processing Unit (NPU) and 64 MB of dedicated DDR is one of the first applications of Corporate Network Acceleration Technology introduced to the consumer market. The Killer NIC offers improved gaming performance, standard NIC functionality, and has an onboard USB 2.0 port as part of its Flexible Network Architecture (FNA) which allows gamers to write their own applications to run on the NPU. Killer runs on PCs that run the Microsoft Windows XP operating system.
About Bigfoot Networks
Bigfoot Networks is an innovative Austin-based start-up company that is dedicated to making the online gaming experience both faster and more fun. With roots from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, the company was formed by a team of Executive MBA graduates to develop hardware products that improve performance and reduce Lag in online video games. The company has received numerous awards, including the 2005 Fortune Small Business Award and the prestigious 2005 Moot Corp Competition at the University of Texas. The company recently received $4 million in funding from Venio Capital Partners, and is a member of the Austin Technology Incubator.