World Cyber Games

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Parent Company:
World Cyber Games Inc.
Professional 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.

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


Main event
# Date 1st 2nd 3rd 4th  # 
World Cyber Games 2003 2003-10-12 Bulgaria  Insomnia China  ChinaHuman Romania  EviscEratoR Taiwan  ShaMan 75
World Cyber Games 2004 2004-10-07 Netherlands  Grubby South Korea  Zacard France  ToD United States  Shortround 93
World Cyber Games 2005 2005-11-17 China  Sky United States  Shortround Netherlands  Grubby France  ToD 88
World Cyber Games 2006 2006-10-18 China  Sky France  ToD Ukraine  HoT Russia  XyLigan 71
World Cyber Games 2007 2007-10-03 Norway  Creolophus China  Sky South Korea  Moon Russia  XyLigan 51
World Cyber Games 2008 2008-11-05 Netherlands  Grubby South Korea  Moon Russia  Happy Ukraine  HoT 51
World Cyber Games 2009 2009-11-11 China  Infi China  Fly100% South Korea  Lyn Russia  Happy 34
World Cyber Games 2010 2010-09-30 South Korea  ReMinD Netherlands  Grubby South Korea  Lyn Russia  Nicker 20
World Cyber Games 2011 2011-12-08 South Korea  Lyn China  Sky China  Fly100% Russia  HawK 8
World Cyber Games 2012 2012-11-29 China  TeD China  Fly100% China  Sky South Korea  Moon 8
World Cyber Games 2013 2013-11-27 China  TH000 South Korea  Moon South Korea  FoCuS China  EleGaNt 6
World Cyber Games 2019 2019-07-18 China  Infi China  TH000 South Korea  Moon Russia  HawK 7
World Cyber Games 2020 - 1v1 tournament 2020-09-07   TBD   TBD   TBD   TBD 16
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
South Korea  SoJu
New Zealand  Kowi
Australia  mOOnGLaDe
Hong Kong  Nicholas
WCG Europe 2005
Netherlands  Grubby
France  ToD
Croatia  Zeus
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  TechnoBoy
WCG Americas 2008
United States  SonKiE
Canada  apm
Argentina  Patricio Del Olmo Mexico  Raspot
WCG Americas 2009 Mexico  Raspot Canada  arf Mexico René Arellano Camacho



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