The 2008 World Cyber Games are ON! Well the registration is open anyway. The Grand Final will happen this November in Cologne, Germany and will include competitors from over 70 different countries world wide. For more information, registration, locations, or if you just want to win free stuff go to their website
. You can also click more for a full list of games included in the tournament and the format in which they're played. Time to get your game on!
WORLD CYBER GAMES ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL 2008 GLOBAL TOURNAMENT GAMES
Registration for the World's Largest and Most Prestigious Video Game Tournament and Festival Opens on the Official World Cyber Games Website
NEW YORK, NY, March 17, 2008 -- World Cyber Games (WCG), the premier international video game competition, announces the largest lineup of official tournament games in its history. The WCG global tournament is bigger and better than ever for 2008, with an epic lineup of PC and Xbox 360 titles, including the debuts of Halo® 3 and Guitar Hero® III: Legends of Rock, along with the return of tournament favorites including Starcraft®: Brood War™, WarCraft® III: The Frozen Throne™ and more. Plus another first for the WCG in 2008 is the introduction of an official mobile title, Asphalt 3: Street Rules.
"It is with great honor that the WCG announces the most powerful, broad-reaching and distinguished lineup of tournament games in the history of eSports," said Hyoung-Seok Kim, president and CEO, International Cyber Marketing, organizers of the WCG.
Following the successful 2007 partnership between the WCG and MTV Networks' SPIKE TV, seen by more than 12 million viewers, the WCG 2008 official titles were introduced on SPIKE TV's signature video game program, "GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley." The WCG's largest field ever includes 14 team and individual titles to be played by gamers in more than 70 countries worldwide on Windows PC, Xbox 360 and cellular phone for cash, prizes and the chance to represent their respective country at the WCG 2008 Grand Final this November in Cologne, Germany:
Official WCG 2008 PC Games:
· Half-Life®: Counter-Strike™ 1.6 (5 v. 5 Team FPS )
· Starcraft®: Brood War™: (1 v. 1 RTS)
· WarCraft® III: The Frozen Throne™ (1 v. 1 RTS)
· Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath™ (1 v. 1 RTS)
· Age of Empires® III: The Asian Dynasties (1 v. 1 RTS)
· FIFA Soccer 08 (1 v. 1 Sports)
· Need For Speed™ ProStreet (Xbox 360 in US & Canada) (1 v. 1 Racing)
· Carom3D (1 v. 1 Casual)
· Red Stone (4 v. 4 Team MMORPG)
Official WCG 2008 Xbox 360 Games:
· Halo® 3 (4 v. 4 Team FPS)
· Project Gotham Racing® 4 (1 v. 1 Racing)
· Guitar Hero® III: Legends of Rock (1 v. 1 Music)
· Virtua Fighter® 5 (1 v. 1 Fighting)
Official WCG 2008 Mobile Game:
· Asphalt 3: Street Rules (1 v. 1 Racing)
Registration for the 2008 WCG USA Championship Tournament is now open. U.S. citizens are invited to visit www.worldcybergames.com/usa to register for this year's tournament and to obtain more information about the WCG USA Championship tournament and TEAM USA. The WCG global market registrations are locally driven; international players should consult their home country's respective WCG website, which can be reached via links on www.worldcybergames.com.
"The World Cyber Games is the largest competition in all of eSports," said Michael Arzt, senior vice president and general manager of International Cyber Marketing USA. "This year's lineup of games needed to appeal to the widest spectrum of players. Not only does the WCG expect to exceed last year's worldwide total of over 1.5 million competitors; we anticipate 2008 to be the most exciting year of competition in the long and storied history of the World Cyber Games."
The 2007 World Cyber Games experienced record numbers of gamers and participating countries, with more than 1.5 million players and 74 countries competing. At last year's WCG Grand Final in Seattle, Wash., TEAM USA captured the overall championship for only the second time in the history of the tournament. The WCG 2008 global tournament culminates with the World Cyber Games 2008 Grand Final, Nov. 5 - 9, in Cologne, Germany.
"We are also very excited to welcome back our great Worldwide Partner Samsung Electronics, Premier Partner Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Games for Windows and all other esteemed WCG partners," added Mr. Kim. "The WCG featured a record 15 companies activating at the WCG 2007 Grand Final and we are working hard to double that number for 2008."
In addition, gamers and fans worldwide are encouraged to log onto the World Cyber Games Websites to check out the all-new WCG 2008 Torch Relay Program. Visitors to the site will receive the inside scoop on special online events, as well as have opportunities to win exclusive prizes. Watch as the WCG host city torch travels through cyber space, criss-crossing its way across the globe from the WCG 2007 Grand Final location Seattle, USA to WCG 2008 Grand Final host city, Cologne, Germany, visiting with a variety of legendary WCG champions along the way.
ABOUT THE WORLD CYBER GAMES
The World Cyber Games (www.worldcybergames.com) is the premiere blue chip global e-Sports tournament and festival, with well over 1.5 million players from more than 70 countries participating annually. Founded in 2000 and credited with launching the professional careers of many of the planet's top competitive video game players, the World Cyber Games uses a yearlong tournament format, which begins with online, regional and national competitions in each country. National finalists then convene to compete in the ultimate international tournament in e-Sports, The World Cyber Games Grand Final, where each country's best players battle for the largest and most prestigious prizes in competitive gaming. The WCG 2008 Grand Final will be in Cologne, Germany November 5-9.
About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2007 consolidated sales of US$103.4 billion. Employing approximately 150,000 people in 134 offices in 62 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business, Telecommunication Business and Digital Appliance Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
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