Jaleco Backing Team USA!

Jaleco Entertainment, one of the world's leading video game publishers, has become the Official Sponsor of Team USA at this year's Mosconi Cup.

The Buffalo, New York-based company has recently launched WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POOL 2004, which aims to be the most authentic pool game on the market. Boasting six modes of play - 9-Ball, 8-Ball, Career Mode, a Snooker game, Trick Shots and Fun Games, WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POOL 2004 promises to appeal to both die-hard pool fans and casual pool-hall players.

Jaleco Entertainment will be backing Team USA to the hilt at the MGM Grand from 18 - 21 December and all team members will sport the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POOL 2004 logo on their official playing kit.

Commented Matchroom Sport Chairman Barry Hearn, "World Championship Pool 2004 pushes the barriers on video game cue-sports and we are delighted to have Jaleco Entertainment on board for the 2003 Mosconi Cup,"

Members of the 2003 Mosconi Cup's Team USA who are licensed in WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POOL 2004 include Earl "The Pearl" Strickland, the three-time WPA World Pool Champion and five-time US Open titleist, and Mosconi stalwart Johnny Archer.

This year's Team Europe players who appear in the game include Steve Davis of England, Marcus Chamat of Sweden, Nick Van Den Berg of Holland, Mika Immonen of Finland, Ralf Souquet of Germany, and current 2003 World Champion Thorsten Hohmann, Germany's 24-year-old pool sensation.

"Sponsoring Team USA at this year's Mosconi Cup is an exceptional opportunity to inform and excite the world's pool fans about World Championship Pool 2004," said Jaleco Entertainment Marketing Director Deborah Grauer Moran. "We are proud to associate Jaleco Entertainment with the world's best pool players."

About Jaleco Entertainment

Jaleco Entertainment (www.jaleco.com) is a premier publisher of interactive software entertainment for console systems, PC, and online gaming. With a team that blends highly experienced individuals from the gaming industry and fresh new talent, the company is committed to developing original intellectual property and cutting edge gaming titles.

Jaleco Entertainment is based in Buffalo, New York, with European headquarters in London, England. Jaleco Entertainment maintains development studios in Boulder, Colorado, and Tokyo, Japan and is a wholly owned subsidiary of PCCW Japan. The company employs more than 200 people worldwide.