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World Cyber Games USA Online Registration Opens, Free Registration for the First Two Weeks



The World Cyber Games USA program officially starts today - Friday, April 28 - and the road to the Grand Final in Monza Italy begins. Open to all gamers - whether amateur or professional - online preliminary registration for the WCG USA is available on this site: http://us.worldcybergames.com

As an added bonus, registration is free to all players who sign-up before midnight (U.S. Pacific Time) on Friday, May 12. After this period there will be a nominal $5 registration fee.

This year's official worldwide WCG program includes the following official PC titles: Counter-Strike 1.6, Warcraft III: Frozen Throne, FIFA 06, Starcraft: Brood War, Need For Speed: Most Wanted and Warhammer 40,000: Winter Assault. Official Xbox 360 titles being contested around the world are: Dead or Alive 4 and Project Gotham Racing 3.

The 2006 WCG USA program will add additional competitions at its live events only, in some of the most popular console game titles in the U.S. These include: Major League Baseball 2K6, Halo 2, Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved and others for the Xbox 360.

Winners from the WCG USA online preliminaries will qualify to compete in the live regional events that will take place across the country in June, July and August. All finalists will be flown to the WCG USA National Final to be held in September (location and dates TBA). The winners of the WCG USA National Final represent the country's best gamers and will form Team USA and be flown to the Grand Finals in Monza, Italy (October 18 - 22) to defend its title as overall WCG Grand Champion against 700 gamers from 70 countries around the world.

Please also go to this link to see the official rules for the 2006 tournament - http://us.worldcybergames.com/sp/web/News_Photo/news_view.asp?nation_code=N3N01&;keyno=N060406100

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