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Samsung Electronics brings the world cyber games finals to the U.S. for the first time in 2004

By Newton Lee
Theoretical and Practical Computer Applications in Entertainment, [Vol. 2, No. 3]

DOI: 10.1145/1027154.1027163

  1. More Than One Million Gamers Expected To Participate Worldwide
  2. Finals of World's Top Digital Entertainment Event To Be Held This October in San Francisco
  3. First Online Qualifying Events In U.S. and Canada "Go Live" May 15

Los Angeles, CA -- San Francisco will be the world's Cyber capital this coming October when Samsung Electronics, a global digital entertainment leader, brings the World Cyber Games (WCG) Grand Final to the U.S. for the first time. The tournament, which has grown into the greatest global festival for gamers and digital entertainment culture, will allow 700 of the world's best gamers from 60 countries to compete for the #1 position at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, October 4-10. The announcement was made at the E3 show in Los Angeles. In addition to holding the finals in the U.S., the World Cyber Games 2004 and Samsung are giving more gamers than ever a chance to win $400,000 in prizes via the Internet. For the first time ever, beginning May 15, 2004, an extensive roster of WCG online qualifier events will be held in the U.S. and Canada each month through August. Online competition will include four world renowned games -- Half-Life: Counter-Strike (team-based), Unreal Tournament 2004, Starcraft: Brood War, and Warcraft III: Frozen Throne - and the top 2 players or teams in each game in each country advance directly to the WCG 2004 USA Final and WCG 2004 Canada Final. Casual gamers can also join in the excitement by logging on to play special Samsung-developed Flash games.

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