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1. Sponsor.

The sponsor of this Promotion is Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., One AMD Place, P.O. Box 3453, Sunnyvale, CA 94088-3453 (“AMD” or “Sponsor”).


2. Eligibility.

The #AMDRTContest #PAXWest Evil Geniuses Sweepstakes (the “Promotion”) is open only to persons who are 18 or older and who are registered attendees of PAX West 2016 (“Participants”) and are @AMDGaming Twitter followers. Employees of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (“AMD”), Penny Arcade, PaxWest, their subsidiaries, affiliates and agents, and the immediate family (defined as parents, children, siblings and husband or wife) of each such employee, together with those with whom such employees are domiciled, are not eligible to participate. By participating in the Promotion, Participants warrant that they are eligible to participate under the applicable laws governing procurement of prizes and awards. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Participant if Sponsor determines that Participant’s participation in the Promotion or receipt of prize would violate state or local law. Participants may be required to submit proof of their eligibility.


3. Agreement to Official Rules.

Participation in the Promotion constitutes Participant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth within. These rules will be posted online at https://community.amd.com/docs/DOC-1621  


4. Entering and Entry Period.

The Sweepstakes will start on Monday, August 29th at 3:00PM CT and end Thursday, September 1st at 3:30PM CT (“Entry Period”).


Drawing Date

Drawing Entry Period

Thursday,September 1, 2016 At Approximately 4:00PM CT

Monday, August 29th at 3:00PM CT -Thursday, September 1st at 3:30PM CT

Sponsor’s computer will be the official timekeeping device for the Promotion.  Sweepstakes Entries that are submitted before or after the Entry Period will be disqualified.


Create and Submit an Entry:

To enter the Sweepstakes, a Participant:

  1. a) Must have a valid Twitter account. Obtaining a Twitter account is free. Visit www.twitter.com to sign up. 
  2. b) Must follow AMD Twitter handle @AMDGaming
  3. c) Must participate in the #AMDRTContest #PAXWest Evil Geniuses Sweepstakes by Tweeting a photo of their PAX West badge to @AMDGaming as described below, during the Entry Period. Please obscure the badge number before posting the photo. To be eligible, Entries must meet each of the following criteria (“Entry”):
    1. a. The Entry must be a tweet containing both the hashtags #AMDRTContest and #PAXWest in the tweet (“Entry”). Only one Entry per person during the course of the entire Promotion will be accepted. Multiple Entries from the same Participant will not be accepted, and Entry and Participant will be disqualified.
    2. b. The Entry must comply with the following content guidelines (“Guidelines”). Entries that do not fully comply with these Guidelines shall be disqualified from the Sweepstakes:
      • The Entry may not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright or trademark infringement. 
      • The Entry must not in any way disparage Sponsor, any of its products or services, the Sweepstakes, or any person or party affiliated with the Sweepstakes, or alternatively appear to promote any direct competitor of Sponsor;
      • The Entry may not contain text or imagery that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion);
      • The Entry must not include threats (expressed or implied) to any person, place, business, or group; 
      • The Entry must not invade privacy rights or any other rights of any person, business, or group, and the Entry must not name or depict any third party without his/her permission;
      • The Entry must not contain text or imagery that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; and
      • The Entry must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where the Entry is created.
      • The Entry must comply with all applicable Twitter Terms of Service, found at http://twitter.com/tos.


For All Entries: Limit one (1) Entry per person. Any Entries that do not comply with the above Guidelines will not be eligible to win a prize.  Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute as to any Entry, the Authorized Account Holder of the email address used to register for the Sweepstakes will be deemed to be the Participant.  The “Authorized Account Holder” is the natural person assigned the email address used to register for the Twitter account, as that is determined by the Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. The potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.  Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, illegible or misdirected Entries, which may be disqualified, or for any error, human, technical or otherwise.  Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules. 


6. Winner Selection.

Sponsor will randomly select twelve (12) potential winners on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at approximately 4:00 pm CT. Potential winners will be announced at approximately 5:00 pm CT on the Drawing Date on the @AMDGaming Twitter account and notified by Direct Message. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries received.

6. Prize Notification and Delivery.

Potential winners will be notified via Twitter direct message. Sponsor will attempt to notify potential winners by reasonable means, using the Twitter handle provided by the Participant on his or her Entry. Each potential winner may, at Sponsor’s discretion, be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability, as well as a publicity release, except where prohibited by applicable law. Failure to return a signed affidavit and release of liability prior to accepting delivery of the prize may result in forfeiture of the prize, except where prohibited by applicable law. If for any reason a potential winner cannot be reached after a reasonable attempt has been made, or does not return a signed affidavit and release, the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner, selected by random drawing from among remaining entries. Failure to comply with any term or condition in these Official Rules may result in disqualification at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Potential winner(s) may waive their right to receive a prize, in which case an alternate winner may be selected in the manner described above. The reporting and payment of any taxes, duties, customs or tariffs on prizes are the sole responsibility of the winner(s). Any applicable tax forms will be filed with the appropriate taxing authority.


5. Winners and Prizes.


Drawing and Prize

Entry Period for Drawing

Drawing Date and Time

Prize Approximate Retail Value

Twelve (12) prizes consisting of: One (1) PAX West Evil Geniuses competition seat to play DoTA 2 on Saturday, September 3rd.

August 29, 2016

3:00PM CT to September 1, 2016 3:30PM CT

September, 2016

At Approximately 4:00PM local (PT) time




Total prize pool retail value is $0 USD, although the experience of playing against an Evil Geniuses eSports athlete is invaluable. Prize is not transferable, and no cash substitutes for prizes are available, except by Sponsor, which reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute a different prize to be determined solely by the Sponsor. If for any reason the Evil Geniuses eSports athletes are unable to participate in the event, winners shall be provided with alternate prizes to be determined solely by the Sponsor.  Sponsor’s decisions shall be final and conclusive in all matters relating to the Promotion. Maximum one (1) prize per household, e-mail address, or Twitter handle for the entirety of the Promotion. In the event more than one Participant domiciled in the same household is selected as a potential winner, only the first potential winner from that household will be able to claim a prize. Prize must be claimed prior to the start of PAX West 2016 on Friday, September 2, 2016.  If potential winners are unable to be contacted and their participation confirmed prior to 10:00AM local time on September 2, 2015, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate potential winner may be selected by random drawing.

Winners will be provided with details regarding time, place and other specifics regarding their competitive seat participation once their eligibility is confirmed and a signed affidavit and release of liability is received.  Such details will be provided via email.


7. General Conditions.

Except where prohibited by applicable law, participation in the Promotion constitutes each winner’s consent to Sponsor’s use of the winner’s name, city, state, province or county, and country, likeness, photograph, statements made by the winner about the Promotion, Sponsor, and/or prize information for Promotion purposes in any media without further payment or consideration. BY RECEIPT OF ANY PRIZE, EACH WINNER AGREES TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR, ITS SUBSIDARIES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS AND EMPLOYEES FROM AND AGAINST ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION OR RECEIPT, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZE. All Entries become the property of Sponsor, and none will be returned. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Promotion if fraud, technical failures, sabotage, security breach, or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity of the Promotion as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prizes at random from the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment.


8. Miscellaneous.

Participant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion, or any prizes awarded, other than the administration of the Promotion or the determination of winners shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Courts for the Northern District of California (San Jose Division) or the appropriate California State Court located in Santa Clara County, California; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out of pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Promotion, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will Participant be permitted to obtain awards for and Participant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of each Participant and Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California, or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California.


9. Publicity.

Acceptance of any prize shall constitute the winner’s consent to Sponsor’s use of the winner’s name, likeness,

voice, opinions, and biographical information for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without

limitation and without further payment or consideration, except where prohibited by law.


10. Winners List.

The winners list will be available for thirty (30) days after the drawing by emailing a request to social.media@amd.com.


Void where prohibited.


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