World Cyber Games

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[e][h]World Cyber Games
Company Information
Parent Company:
World Cyber Games Inc.
Industry:
Professional Gaming League
Founded:
2003
Headquarters:
South Korea South Korea
Key people:
Brad Lee
Employees:
?
Events:
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.

From 2002 to 2013, the World Cyber Games was the most prestigious world championship for Warcraft III.

Events[edit]

Event Version Date Winner Runner-Up Third Fourth
WCG 2003 2003-10-12 to 2003-10-18
Bulgaria  Insomnia
China  ChinaHuman
Romania  EviscEratoR
Taiwan, Republic of China  ShaMan
WCG 2004 2004-10-06 to 2004-10-10
Netherlands  Grubby
Korea (South)  Zacard
France  ToD
United States of America  Shortround
WCG 2005 2005-10-16 to 2005-10-20
China  Sky
United States of America  Shortround
Netherlands  Grubby
France  ToD
WCG 2006 2006-10-18 to 2006-10-22
China  Sky
France  ToD
Ukraine  HoT
Russian Federation  XyLigan
WCG 2007 2007-10-03 to 2007-10-07
Norway  Creolophus
China  Sky
Korea (South)  Moon
Russian Federation  XyLigan
WCG 2008 2008-11-05 to 2008-11-08
Netherlands  Grubby
Korea (South)  Moon
Russian Federation  Happy
Ukraine  HoT
WCG 2009 2009-11-11 to 2009-11-15
China  Infi
China  Fly100%
Korea (South)  Lyn
Russian Federation  Happy
WCG 2010 2010-09-30 to 2010-10-03
Korea (South)  ReMinD
Netherlands  Grubby
Korea (South)  Lyn
Russian Federation  Nicker
WCG 2011 2011-12-08 to 2011-12-11
Korea (South)  Lyn
China  Sky
China  Fly100%
Russian Federation  Hawk
WCG 2012 2012-11-29 to 2012-12-02
China  TeD
China  Fly100%
China  Sky
Korea (South)  Moon
WCG 2013 2013-12-28 to 2013-12-01
China  TH000
Korea (South)  Moon Korea (South)  Focus
China  EleGaNt



Continental Events:

Event Version Date Winner Runner-Up Third Fourth
WCG Asia 2006
Australia  PhilBoT
China  suhO
Singapore  True.DiSc New Zealand  Kowi
WCG Asia 2007
Korea (South)  Soju
New Zealand  Kowi
Australia  mOOnGLaDe
Hong Kong, SAR China  Nicholas
WCG Europe 2005
Netherlands  Grubby
France  ToD
Croatia  Zeus19
Ukraine  HoT
WCG Europe 2006
Netherlands  Grubby
France  ToD
Bulgaria  DIDI8
Czech Republic  Giacomo
WCG Europe 2007
Ukraine  HoT
France  ToD
Netherlands  Grubby
Norway  Creolophus
WCG Europe 2008
Ukraine  HoT
Sweden  SaSe
France  ToD
Netherlands  Grubby
WCG Europe 2010
Denmark  ThomasG
Germany  S.o.K.o.L
Poland  TeRRoR Austria  MaGGo
WCG Americas 2006
Brazil  PaTo
Canada  CanucK
Brazil  Levin
Canada  KiWiKaKi
WCG Americas 2007
Brazil  PaTo
Canada  CanucK
Canada  KiWiKaKi
United States of America  TechnoBoy
WCG Americas 2008
United States of America  SonKiE
Canada  apm
Argentina  Patricio Del Olmo Mexico  Raspot
WCG Americas 2009 Mexico  Raspot Canada  arf Mexico René Arellano Camacho

Partners[edit]

Samsung[edit]

More information: samsung.com

With a company philosophy of "Contributing to mankind and the community", Samsung is committed to participating in international sports events as apart of our plan to return corporate profits to the community.

Samsung's Vision also entails helping people improve the quality of theirlives by providing them with superior quality, state-of-the-art technologyproducts at the right time and the right price.

We think Electronic Sport is truly fascinating phenomenon! In just a few years online gaming has evolved to become one of the world’s largest communities in number of active players. The desire to train, compete and socialize with other people that share a common interest is just as strong as within any other sport community.

We are one of the world’s largest sponsors of e-Sport because we believe that this exciting development will lead to a truly global and very large official sports movement. But also because e-Sports depend on new consumer technology to develop, and at the same time has become an important influence for the development of future consumer electronics.

It is therefore a natural step for us to start working with SEL. By supporting key e-Sports initiatives that aim to develop services for training, competition and community interaction, we think we can play a role in helping e-Sports taking important steps towards becoming official and widely recognized. When doing so we can also continue to build and offer the e-Sport community our leading products.


Plantronics[edit]

More information: plantronics.com

From the day two airline pilots working in a garage set out to invent a new kind of aviation headset until today, we have considered breakthroughs in audio technology as our daily business. We pioneered the lightweight headset, the mobile headset, noise-canceling technology and the personal speakerphone, always driven by a single obsession: remove the barriers to simply smarter communications.

The result? Our products are used by everyone from pilots, astronauts, and 911 emergency workers to 100% of the Fortune 100. From friends conversing across the globe, to mobile professionals doing business on the road, to contact centers and executive offices, Plantronics is the choice for everyone united by digital technology and the human need to communicate.

Plantronics is a publicly held company (NYSE: PLT) headquartered in Santa Cruz, California with offices in 20 countries, including major facilities in China, England, Mexico, and the Netherlands. Our products are sold and supported through a worldwide network of Plantronics partners, including resellers, systems integrators, retailers and mobile carriers.

And a half a century later, we are striving every day to deliver simply smarter communications with innovative design and technology.


NVIDIA[edit]

More information: NVIDIA.com

Nvidia Corporation is an American global technology company based in Santa Clara, California. Nvidia manufactures graphics processing units (GPUs), as well as having a significant stake in manufacture of system-on-a-chip units (SOCs) for the mobile computing market. Nvidia's primary GPU product line labeled "GeForce" is in direct competition with AMD's "Radeon" products. Nvidia also joined the gaming industry with its handheld Nvidia Shield.


In addition to GPU manufacturing, Nvidia provides parallel processing capabilities to researchers and scientists that allow them to efficiently run high-performance applications. They are deployed in supercomputing sites around the world. More recently, Nvidia has moved into the mobile computing market, where it produces Tegra mobile processors for smartphones and tablets, as well as vehicle infotainment systems. In addition to AMD, its other competitors include Intel and Qualcomm.







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