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World Cyber Games

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[e][h]World Cyber Games
Company Information
Industry:
Profesionnal Gaming League
Parent Company:
World Cyber Games Inc.
Founded:
2003
Defunct:
2014
Headquarters:
South Korea South Korea
Key People:
Brad Lee
Employees:
?
Website:


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
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Dec 8 - 11, 2011
$34,000
25 teams
South Korea Busan, South Korea
  ESC
  SK
Sep 30 - Oct 3, 2010
$40,000
25 teams
United States Los Angeles, USA
  Na`Vi
  mTw
Nov 11 - 15, 2009
$63,000
32 teams
China Chengdu, China
  AGAiN
  Fnatic
Nov 5 - 8, 2008
$87,500
48 teams
Germany Cologne, Germany
  mTw
  SK
Oct 4 - 7, 2007
$95,000
45 teams
United States Seattle, USA
  emL
  NoA
Oct 19 - 22, 2006
$105,000
48 teams
Italy Monza, Italy
  NiP
Oct 16 - 20, 2005
$85,000
48 teams
Singapore Singapore, Singapore
  3D
  k23
Oct 6 - 10, 2004
$85,000
50 teams
United States San Francisco, USA
  3D
  Titans
Oct 12 - 18, 2003
$70,000
44 teams
South Korea Seoul, South Korea
  SK
  3D
Oct 29 - Nov 3, 2002
$85,000
36 teams
South Korea Daejeon, South Korea
  M19
  nerve
Dec 5 - 9, 2001
$70,000
27 teams
South Korea Seoul, South Korea
  LnD
  mTw

WCG Pan-American Championship[edit]

G & S   Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Aug 25 - 26, 2012
$9,000
8 teams
Chile Santiago, Chile
  UMX
Nov 5 - 6, 2011
$4,250
6 teams
Brazil São Paulo, Brazil
  m:
  Blood
Aug 28 - 29, 2010
$4,250
7 teams
Brazil São Paulo, Brazil
  Fire
  EG
Jun 21 - 22, 2008
$4,000
3 teams
Mexico Monterrey, Mexico
  EG
  EG.ca
Jun 24, 2007
 
2 teams
Mexico Cancun, Mexico
  mibr
Oct 27 - 29, 2006
$5,900
5 teams
Mexico Mexico City, Mexico
  mibr
  3D

Samsung European Championship[edit]

G & S   Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Oct 7 - 9, 2011
$30,000
14 teams
Poland Warsaw, Poland
  Fx
  Na`Vi
Sep 3 - 5, 2010
$30,910.15
8 teams
Germany Berlin, Germany
  SK
  mTw
Mar 7 - 9, 2008
$38,542.31
16 teams
Germany Hanover, Germany
  Fnatic
  MYM
Mar 15 - 18, 2007
$31,963.14
 teams
Germany Hanover, Germany
  SK
Mar 12 - 19, 2006
$28,566.5
 teams
Germany Hanover, Germany
Mar 10 - 13, 2005
$39,064.34
 teams
Germany Hanover, Germany
  SK

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