(NEW YORK, N.Y., JULY 28, 2008) -- World Cyber Games (WCG), the world's largest and most prestigious video game competition, has announced the late addition of the internationally popular massive multi-player online game, Red Stone, to the official line-up for the United States Tournament and National Final, taking place October 3-5 in Los Angeles. Free registration for Red Stone is now open at the WCG USA website ( www.worldcybergames.com/usa) through August 22, 2008. Players will compete online to earn the opportunity to compete at the WCG USA 2008 National Final,. The top four teams of 2 during the online tournament, which takes place between August 25 and September 5, will advance to the National Final where one team will earn the right to join the defending world champion WCG United States squad at the Grand Final in Cologne, Germany this November.
One of the world's most popular MMO's, Red Stone puts players on a quest to recover the lost shards of a powerful jewel in order to restore peace to the world. Players select one of eight different character classes to start the game. As they progress, gamers make use of the Transform System, which allows all players to change jobs and weapons, as well as transform into other characters. Red Stone also features a constantly rechargeable magic meter, which challenges players to use their skills strategically.
Featuring online and offline events held throughout the world, the year-long World Cyber Games series annually attracts well over one million players from more than 70 countries. Widely regarded as the gaming world's premier video game event the WCG is recognized by Guinness as the world's largest gaming tournament with more than 1.5 million competitors worldwide in 2007. The WCG 2007 Grand Final in Seattle, Washington broke new ground as more than 29 million people tuned in to watch the competition unfold in real-time, marking the largest global, live satellite broadcast ever for an e-Sports event.
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ABOUT THE WORLD CYBER GAMES
The World Cyber Games ( www.worldcybergames.com) is the premier blue chip global video game tournament and culture festival. First founded in 2000 to promote global harmony through e-sports, the WCG has grown steadily ever since. Behind the slogan "Beyond the Game" and with contestants from more than 70 countries expected to participate in this year's event, the World Cyber Games has developed into a true global phenomenon with arguably the largest prize amount at stake. The World Cyber Games prides itself on leading the "Digital Entertainment Culture."
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