(NEW YORK, NY., JULY 24, 2008) World Cyber Games (WCG), the recognized blue chip leader for international video game competition, has announced the regional tournament event schedule to qualify for the WCG USA 2008 National Final. Elite gamers will have the opportunity to strut their stuff in a dozen premier PC and Xbox 360 titles at regional tournaments held in Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Dallas and Chicago throughout the month of August. Players who qualify for the WCG USA National Final, taking place at the E for All Expo in Los Angeles from October 3-5, compete for the honor of being a part of the defending World Champion TEAM USA squad, which will be looking to defend its world overall title at the WCG 2008 Grand Final in Cologne, Germany this November.
The dates and venues for each WCG USA regional tournament are:
• WCG USA Atlantic Regional: August 2-3
X30 Gaming Center, Rockville, MD. ( www.X30-gaming.com)
• WCG USA South Regional: August 9-10
Twisted Zen, Sachse, TX. ( www.twistedzengames.com)
• WCG USA Pacific Regional: August 16-17
Howie's Game Shack, Mission Viejo, CA. ( www.howies.com)
• WCG USA North Regional: August 30-31
Net Heads, Indianapolis, ID. ( www.netheads.com)
Included among the twelve (12) PC and Xbox 360 official game titles to be showcased at the WCG USA regional tournaments are: Half-Life: Counter Strike 1.6, StarCraft: Brood War, WarCraft III: The Frozen Throne, Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath, Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties, FIFA Soccer 08, Need For Speed: ProStreet, Carom 3D, Halo 3, Project Gotham Racing 4, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock and Virtua Fighter 5.
With well over one million players from more than 70 countries, the World Cyber Games is widely regarded as the gaming world's premier tournament. Featuring online and live events held throughout the world, the year-long series attracted 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 for an e-Sports event. Additionally, the World Cyber Games was recently recognized by Guinness World Records for the World's Largest Video Game Competition with over 1.5 million competitors worldwide.
For more information on World Cyber Games or to register for upcoming World Cyber Games tournaments, visit www.worldcybergames.com
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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Adam Fenton / Blain Howard