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World Cyber Games

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[e][h]World Cyber Games
Company Information
Parent Company:
Focus:
Profesionnal Gaming League
Founded:
2003
Location:
Key People:
South Korea Brad Lee
Links


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.

About[edit]

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.

Events[edit]

World Cyber Games[edit]

G & S
Tournament
Date
Prize Pool
Location
P#
Winner
Runner-up
Counter-Strike
Dec 8 - 11, 2011
$34,000
South Korea Busan
25 participants
Counter-Strike
Sep 30 - Oct 3, 2010
$40,000
United States Los Angeles
25 participants
 
Counter-Strike
Nov 11 - 15, 2009
$63,000
China Chengdu
32 participants
Counter-Strike
Nov 5 - 8, 2008
$87,500
Germany Cologne
48 participants
 
Counter-Strike
Oct 4 - 7, 2007
$95,000
United States Seattle
45 participants
 
Counter-Strike
Oct 19 - 22, 2006
$105,000
Italy Monza
47 participants
Source
Oct 16 - 20, 2005
$85,000
Singapore Singapore
48 participants
 
Condition Zero
Oct 6 - 10, 2004
$85,000
United States San Francisco
50 participants
Counter-Strike
Oct 12 - 18, 2003
$70,000
South Korea Seoul
44 participants
Counter-Strike
Oct 29 - Nov 3, 2002
$85,000
South Korea Daejeon
36 participants
 
Counter-Strike
Dec 5 - 9, 2001
$70,000
South Korea Seoul
27 participants
 

WCG Pan-American Championship[edit]

G & S
Tournament
Date
Prize Pool
Location
P#
Winner
Runner-up
Counter-Strike
Aug 25 - 26, 2012
$9,000
Chile Santiago
8 participants
Counter-Strike
Nov 5 - 6, 2011
$4,250
Brazil São Paulo
6 participants
Counter-Strike
Aug 28 - 29, 2010
$4,250
Brazil São Paulo
7 participants
Counter-Strike
Jun 21 - 22, 2008
$4,000
Mexico Monterrey
3 participants
Counter-Strike
Jun 24, 2007
 
Mexico Cancun
2 participants
Counter-Strike
Oct 27 - 29, 2006
$5,900
Mexico Mexico City
5 participants

Samsung European Championship[edit]

G & S
Tournament
Date
Prize Pool
Location
P#
Winner
Runner-up
Counter-Strike
Oct 7 - 9, 2011
$30,000
Poland Warsaw
14 participants
Counter-Strike
Sep 3 - 4, 2010
$30,948.72
Germany Berlin
8 participants
 
Counter-Strike
Mar 7 - 9, 2008
$38,542.31
Germany Hanover
16 participants
Counter-Strike
Mar 15 - 18, 2007
$31,963.14
Germany Hanover
23 participants
Source
Mar 12 - 19, 2006
$28,566.50
Germany Hanover
18 participants

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