Online Gaming sees the light for the 1st time in EGYPT & the Middle East
LINKdotNET - BOOMTOWN Partnership


The business and entertainment world have been recently buzzing with news about the first online gaming concept in the Middle East via ADSL. Now LINKdotNET the leading privately owned service and solution provider in Egypt and the Middle East, is proudly the originator of Interactive Gaming in Egypt. LINKdotNET is coordinating the introduction of its robust service with BOOMTOWN, the leading developer and provider of online games; an icon of creativity, style and convenience that has earned itself an increasingly rising position in the international market of online entertainment.

Online gaming, exclusively offered in the market by LINKdotNet for its ADSL users, aims at catching up with speedy technologies worldwide. To bring fun and mind stretching exercises to computer desktops everywhere without the least delay, LINKdotNET will host gaming servers at its center to provide its users top quality multiple gaming as well as the latest news on online games. 

"LNKdotNET's choice of Boomtown, a global leader in the online gaming world, reflects its passion for being fast paced in introducing the latest and only the best where users can exchange fun and excitement with other players even from all over the globe". Karim Beshara, LINKdotNET CEO, stated. 

Games offered are famous and designed by super star brands. The hit-list includes games like Counter Strike, the world's number 1 online action game offered by Valve Company where users engage in a realistic warfare taking out enemy sites and rescuing hostages. The Counter Strike: Source features state of the art graphics and new sounds which makes it a must-have for ardent gamers. In the Medal of Honor:  Allied Assault and Battlefield offered by Electronic Arts. While, Battlefield 2:  Modern Combat features a propaganda-fueled single player campaign where gamers see both sides of a conflict in one of the most treacherous regions in the world. Gamers will plunge headlong into the fog of war and must ultimately choose sides in a furious showdown where nothing is as it seems. 

“The concept of online gaming extends beyond entertainment; it is a process by which the mind stretches its ability to draw strategies, coordinate activities and manage time” commented Jens ---- one of the professional gamers in Europe. 

Ashraf Iskandar, CEO BOOMTOWN MEA official partner of BOOMTOWN in the Middle East and Africa, comments “Recent studies show that 43% of all internet households in Western Europe are conducting online gaming at least once a week and our expectations that the market in the Middle East will not be any less. As we always say BOOMTOWN is not just a game it creates a community behind the game through entertainment, business opportunities and new friendships”. Iskander highlights that Egypt is the pilot market for BOOMTOWN’s long term plans in the region.

About LINKdotNET: 
LINKdotNET, the leading privately owned Internet service and solutions provider, is a subsidiary of Orascom Telecom Holding Company, the largest integrated telecommunications services provider in the region. LINKdotNET has regional offices in Dubai, UAE; Riyadh, KSA and Islamabad, Pakistan. The company employs more than 800 consultants, web developers and support staff in Egypt and the Region to deliver world class Internet and e-solutions to its users and clients. 

The company has won several awards and earned a variety of certifications in Internet-related fields. LINKdotNET is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in Integrated E-Business Solutions, Microsoft Business Solutions, Custom Development Solutions, Information Worker Solutions and Advanced Infrastructure Solutions. LINKdotNET is also ISO 9001:2001 and CMMI level 3 certified. 

LINKdotNET is, in brief, the Region’s powerhouse that provides, maintains, develops and promotes Internet solutions and services.

For more information please visit our site at www.link.net

About BOOMTOWN: 
The concept of Boomtown, which originated in Scandinavian Europe has three basic components: the internet Café, the Online Community and the Membership Concept. The Cafés are extremely popular and have an extensive base of customers that continues to grow impressively. These stylized, franchise-based Cafés are especially designed to attract and create loyalty among gamers. 

Boomtown has frequently been described as the best gaming environment for both hardcore online gamers and the casual ones who play only once in a while. The company is driven in its successes by its genuine belief in gaming as the most brilliant form of entertainment. 

For more information please contact:
Nathalie Atalla
Corporate Brand Manager
Marketing
Tel: +20 2 768 65 00
Fax: +202 768 65 55
Email: nathalie.atalla@link.net

Or

Nermine Seif El Yazal
Account Director, Rada Research & Public Relations Co. 
Tel: +20 2 4185741
Fax: +20 2 2917563
Emaill: nermineseif@link.net