G4’s “X-Play” is airing profile pieces on some of the CGS stars. On July 1, they featured top-rated Dallas Venom player Manny “Master” Rodriguez. You can view the three-minute piece on the G4 website. Today, July 3, tune in to “X-Play” from 8-8:30 PST/EST to see a profile on Alessandro “Stermy” Avallone of the San Francisco OPTX. Check your local listings for channel information. Coming soon will be an episode featuring Vanessa Arteaga, also of the San Francisco OPTX and other notable CGS luminaries. Be sure to check thecgs.com for details on the air dates and times. Championship Gaming Series will be featured on numerous other G4 shows this month — “Attack of the Show,” “Morgan Minutes,” E3 coverage around July 14-17, and in other programming.

And all of you non-DirecTV users should be especially excited for this… Beginning on July 16, G4 will also air a re-broadcast of the league’s 2008 North America playoffs. The network will re-air four 90-minute episodes in total: the 2008 North America Final on Wed., July 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT; 2008 World Final Quarterfinals matches on Sat., July 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT; 2008 World Final Semifinals matches on Sat., July 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT; and the 2008 World Final Championship Match on Saturday, August 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.