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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Cisco Edge Quest Game Champ Wins $10K

Guadalajara Jalisco Mexico doesn't usually come to mind when most online gamers think of where to engage in their favorite pastime. That may very well change, given today's announcement.

Etvino Rogelio Medina has won the Cisco EDGE QUEST Tournament of Aces, receiving a $10,000 cash prize, plus a Cisco Aggregation Services (ASR) 1002 Router, valued at approximately $35,000. Medina serves as a network administrator for Omnilife de Mexico in Guadalajara Jalisco Mexico.

Cisco EDGE QUEST was an online game introduced in tandem with the launch of the new Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers -- the world's most powerful compact router. The game allows players to virtually experience the benefits of the Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers.

The Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers are driven by the new Cisco QuantumFlow Processor (QFP), the industry's first fully-integrated and programmable processing engine. The ASR 1000 Series features software virtualization to enable 'instant-on' provisioning and the simultaneous use of a wide range of service functionality.

The happy winner beat out more than 40,000 EDGE QUEST players worldwide to make it into the final round and then was the top scorer in the 24-hour winner-takes-all "final round," which took place on June 19, 2008.

"The Cisco EDGE QUEST Tournament of Aces allowed Cisco to engage with our customers in a uniquely interactive and entertaining way while showcasing the unique, innovative capabilities of our new Cisco ASR Series of routers," said Doug Webster, director of service provider marketing for Cisco.