SINGAPORE, November 9, 2005 - The World Cyber Games (WCG) committee announced the results for the Grand Final group drawing 'live' on its official website, which are currently posted at www.worldcybergames.com.
40,000 attempted to qualify, 184 contested the US Final and now 16 will represent the US in Singapore.
The results threw up some interesting team combinations including:
Hot favorites clash in Halo 2 Group of Death
The US team, identical twin brothers known as the 'Ogre Twins' who are considered by many as the tournament favorites for Halo 2, will face off against the Netherlands for supremacy of Group D. Colombia, Canada and Switzerland make up the rest of the group, fighting for just two tickets to the single elimination tournament.
CounterStrike Minnows Get Their Shot At US Team And Cyber Glory
In round one, first time finalists Team Pakistan and Team United Arab Emirates will get a chance at World Cyber Games glory as they face 2004 gold medalists and top ranked favorites, Team 3D from the United States. This will be the fourth consecutive WCG appearances for Team 3D's KSharp (Kyle Miller) and Rambo (Ronald Kim). To win the gold this year Team 3D must also get past the state sponsored Team Singapore who prepared for the Grand Final at a specially prepared training camp.
United States v Mexico: International Soccer Rivalry Carries On Into Cyber Space
In a twist of fate, U.S. and Mexican players have been drawn together in Group C of FIFA Soccer 2005. Avid soccer fans already know all about the historic rivalry between these two soccer neighbors. Will the US be able to prevail, this time in cyber space? Rounding out the group sees players from Turkey, Vietnam, Columbia and Bulgaria challenge for the right to advance to the quarter-finals.
Does Victory Beckon For WarCraft III WCG Veteran?
U.S. qualifier for WarCraft III, Dennis Chan, is drawn against opponents from Ecuador, Switzerland and Brazil in an attempt to better a 4th place showing at WCG 2004 and go all the way to the gold.
WCG 2005 Grand Final Official PC specifications
All participants at the WCG 2005 Grand Final will play on the official PCs built by Video Pro with components from Intel, Kingston, Seagate, Asustek, Foxconn, Cooler Master and Samsung. A total of 600 PCs and about 30 Consoles will be used for the Grand Final tournament.
The official specifications are as follows:
Model - Specification
CPU Type 1: Intel P4 630 3.6GHz
Type 2: Intel P4 660 3.0GHz
Mother board Asustek P5LD2VM Mainboard (I945G/DDR2/PCIEx16)
VGA Asustek Radeon X800TD 128MB PCIE
Memory Kingston PC2-4200 DDR2 512MB DDR2 RAM
HDD Seagate SATA 80GB Hard Disk 7200rpm/8MB Cache
NIC 10 / 100
Chassis Cooler Master Centurion 5 Casing with Foxconn CPU Cooler
Power supply Cooler Master 430W
DVD Samsung 16xDVD ROM
Monitor Type 1: Samsung CRT 19" 997MB
Type 2: Samsung LCD 17" 713N
Mouse Razer Copperhead (2,000 DPI)
UPS Ablerex Blade
Visit http://www.worldcybergames.com for the complete list of group draws and official PC specifications.
All events at the Grand Final will be broadcasted through MediaCorp, WCG's host broadcaster. Samsung is a worldwide sponsor of the World Cyber Games. The Grand Final is also made possible through the sponsorship support of premier sponsors Intel and Razer and official sponsors SingTel and Video Pro.
About The World Cyber Games
International Cyber Marketing (www.worldcybergames.com) is the global organizer of the World Cyber Games, the world's largest computer and video game festival, and is the licenser for all World Cyber Games interactive game tournaments to be held in about 67 countries in 2005. This year the winners of each national event series will compete for the world championship title and prizes valued at $430,000. Now in its fifth official year, the World Cyber Games has ushered in a new dimension of e-Sports where game enthusiasts can look forward to some of the most intense and dynamic video game action by the best players on the planet.
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