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World Cyber Games to go on tour, leave behind broken hearts and sore fingers

Posted by: Chuck at 6/1/2007 12:24 PM
The World Cyber Games is packing up their stuff into highly branded buses and cars and is taking their act on the road.  The tour is going to hit all six major WCG events with 28 pit stops in between.  If they show up in your town you'll be able to check out their L33T setups and play a bunch of Xbox 360 games (like Gears of War, Dead or Alive 4, and FIFA 07).  The press release doesn't list any tour dates but you can always check the WCG's website for up todate info on the tour.


CIRCUIT CITY, SAMSUNG, AND MICROSOFT JOIN FORCES TO BRING FANFARE TO WORLD CYBER GAMES EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES WITH THE
WORLD CYBER GAMES 2007 TOUR

Branded Motor Coaches Retrofitted With Samsung LCD HDTVs and Monitors, Xbox 360 Units, PC Gaming Stations, and more, will be hitting the road in August.
 
 The Tour will Provide WCG Fans with Unparalleled Interactive Gaming Experience and the opportunity to play for a limited number of wild card spots at the WCG USA Regional Events


NEW YORK, NY, May 31, 2007 - The World Cyber Games (WCG), the recognized blue chip leader for international video game competitions, will be “hitting the road” in 2007 as Samsung, Circuit City, and Microsoft join forces to deliver the World Cyber Games 2007 Tour. Featuring two state-of-the-art branded motor coaches, the World Cyber Games Tour 2007 will travel to six WCG USA live events making 28 stops along the way at Circuit City stores in WCG tournament markets including:  the WCG USA Regional Finals in Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, and Indianapolis, the WCG USA. National Championships, and the WCG 2007 Grand Final in Seattle. The announcement was made by Michael Arzt, senior vice president and general manager of International Cyber Marketing USA, organizer of the World Cyber Games, prior to the WCG US Open, being held at the Samsung Experience in New York City on June 2nd and 3rd.
 
The motor coaches in the World Cyber Games 2007 Tour have been retrofitted to provide a one-of-a-kind gaming experience to fans at each of the WCG USA events. Each bus will contain state-of-the-art Samsung LCD HDTVs and monitors, Xbox 360 units, and PC gaming stations, as fans get the chance to try their hands at some of the official WCG 2007 tournament games, including:   Gears of War® (Xbox 360), Dead or Alive® 4 (Xbox 360), PGR 3 (Xbox 360), Tony Hawk’s Project 8 (Xbox 360), FIFA Soccer 07 (PC) and Need For Speed™ Carbon (PC). Adding to the fanfare will be the opportunity for local gamers to earn wild card slots into the WCG USA Live Regional Events. There are plenty of seats for everybody in the fully furnished gaming lounge where participants will be playing and competing in their favorite PC and Console games. For more information on the World Cyber Games 2007 Tour, visit www.circuitcity.com/wcg.
 
“Samsung, Circuit City, and Microsoft, have joined forces and are determined to make the WCG USA 2007 events the biggest and best competition to date,” said Arzt. “Our sponsors understand the dedication and passion of gamers and the buying power that they represent. They are committed to making the WCG an immersive experience for all attendees both inside and outside of the venues by offering incredible interactive gaming opportunities like the World Cyber Games Tour 2007.”
 
The World Cyber Games is widely regarded as the gaming world’s premier global tournament. Featuring online and offline events held throughout the world, the year-long series attracted 1.3 million competitors from more than 70 countries worldwide in 2006. The 2006 Grand Final in Monza, Italy broke new ground as more than 24 million people tuned in to watch the competition unfold in real-time, marking the first-ever global, live satellite broadcast for an e-Sports event. In 2007, the United States will be at the center of the e-Sports world when the WCG Grand Final takes place in Seattle, Washington October 4-7.
 
The World Cyber Games US Open takes place on June 2 – 3 at the Samsung Experience, located on the third floor of the Time Warner Center, located at New York’s Columbus Circle (Intersection of Broadway and Central Park West at 59th Street). In addition to the pro-gaming competitions, there will be fun interactive gaming displays, raffles and prizes and other activities for all ages. Doors are open from 11 am – 6 pm each day and admission is free for all attendees.  
 
About The World Cyber Games
The World Cyber Games (www.worldcybergames.com) is the premier blue chip global video game tournament and culture festival.  First founded in 2000 to promote global harmony through e-sports, the WCG has grown steadily ever since. Behind the slogan "Beyond the Game" and with contestants from more than 70 countries expected to participate in this year's event, the World Cyber Games has developed into a true global phenomenon with arguably the largest prize amount at stake. The World Cyber Games prides itself on leading the "Digital Entertainment Culture."

About Circuit City
Richmond, Va.-based Circuit City Stores, Inc. (NYSE: CC) is a leading specialty retailer of consumer electronics and related services. The domestic segment operates through 643 Superstores and 13 other locations in 158 U.S. Markets.  The international segment operates through approximately 800 retail stores and dealer outlets in Canada. Circuit City also operates a Web site at www.circuitcity.com, www.thesource.ca and www.firedog.com.
 
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA) markets a broad range of award-winning consumer electronics, information systems, and home appliance products; and oversees Samsung’s North American operations, including Samsung Telecommunications America, LP, Samsung Semiconductor Inc., Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Mexico, Inc.  Its parent company, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., ranks #5 in the 2006 Consumer Electronics segment of the Fortune Magazine “America’s Most Admired Companies,” and ranks # 20 in the BusinessWeek “The Best Global Brand 100 2006.” Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd. is a top patent holder, ranking second overall in the U.S. in 2006. Please visit www.samsung.com for more information.

About Xbox 360
Xbox 360 is the most powerful video game and entertainment system, delivering the best games, the next generation of the premier Xbox LIVE online gaming network and unique digital entertainment experiences that revolve around gamers. Xbox 360 has a catalog of more than 160 high-definition games and is available in 37 countries. More information can be found online at http://www.xbox.com/xbox360.

About Microsoft
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.