World Cyber Games

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Parent Company:
World Cyber Games Inc.
Profesionnal Gaming League
South Korea South Korea
Key people:
Brad Lee

The World Cyber Games (WCG) is an international competitive video-gaming (e-sports) event operated by South Korean company World Cyber Games Inc., and sponsored by Samsung and Microsoft. WCG events attempt to emulate a traditional sporting tournament, such as the Olympic Games; events include an official opening ceremony, and players from various countries compete for gold, silver and bronze medals. The official motto of WCG is "Beyond the Game", which is also the title of a documentary about e-sports.


As of 2011, the World Cyber Games is the largest global electronic sport tournament, with divisions in various countries. The World Cyber Games, created by International Cyber Marketing CEO Hank Jeong and backed financially by Samsung, is considered the e-sports Olympics; events include an official opening ceremony, and players from various countries compete for gold, silver and bronze medals. The organization itself has an official mascot, and uses an Olympic Games inspired logo.[6] Organizations from each participating country conduct preliminary events at a regional level, before conducting national finals to determine the players best suited to represent them in the main World Cyber Games tournament event. All events have areas for spectators, but the tournament can also be viewed over internet video streams.

Besides providing a platform for tournament gaming, the World Cyber Games is used as a marketing tool; sponsors, such as Samsung, using the space around the venue to set up product demonstrations and stalls. In addition, advertisers see the event as a good means to reach young male audiences, who may not be exposed to traditional advertising streams via television.

The Counter-Strike tournament was considered one of the Counter-Strike Majors from 2002 to 2011.


Event Version Date Winner Runner-Up
WCG 2001 Counter-Strike 1.3 2001 (2001-12-05 to 2001-12-09) LnD mTw
WCG 2002 Counter-Strike 1.5 2002 (2002-10-28 to 2002-11-03) M19 nerve
WCG 2003 Counter-Strike 1.6 2003 (2003-10-12 to 2003-10-18) SK Gaming Team 3D
WCG 2004 Counter-Strike: Condition Zero 2004 (2004-10-06 to 2004-10-10) Team 3D The Titans
WCG 2005 Counter-Strike: Source 2005 (2005-10-16 to 2005-10-20) Team 3D k23
WCG 2006 Counter-Strike 1.6 2006 (2006-10-18 to 2006-10-22) Pentagram G-Shock Ninjas in Pyjamas
WCG 2007 Counter-Strike 1.6 2007 (2007-10-03 to 2007-10-07) Emulate NoA
WCG 2008 Counter-Strike 1.6 2008 (2008-11-05 to 2008-11-08) mTw SK Gaming
WCG 2009 Counter-Strike 1.6 2009 (2009-11-11 to 2009-11-15) AGAiN Fnatic
WCG 2010 Counter-Strike 1.6 2010 (2011-09-30 to 2010-10-03) Natus Vincere mTw
WCG 2011 Counter-Strike 1.6 2011 (2010-12-08 to 2010-12-11) ESC Gaming SK Gaming
WCG 2018 Counter-Strike Global Offensive 2018 (2018-04-26 to 2018-04-29) Cancelled



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