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Author Lee, Newton
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
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Language English
Abstract More Than One Million Gamers Expected To ParticipateWorldwideFinals of World's Top Digital Entertainment Event To Be HeldThis October in San FranciscoFirst Online Qualifying Events In U.S. and Canada "Go Live" May15Los Angeles, CA -- San Francisco will be the world's Cybercapital this coming October when Samsung Electronics, a globaldigital entertainment leader, brings the World Cyber Games (WCG)Grand Final to the U.S. for the first time. The tournament, whichhas grown into the greatest global festival for gamers and digitalentertainment culture, will allow 700 of the world's best gamersfrom 60 countries to compete for the #1 position at the Bill GrahamCivic Auditorium, October 4-10. The announcement was made at the E3show in Los Angeles. In addition to holding the finals in the U.S.,the World Cyber Games 2004 and Samsung are giving more gamers thanever a chance to win \$400,000 in prizes via the Internet. For thefirst time ever, beginning May 15, 2004, an extensive roster of WCGonline qualifier events will be held in the U.S. and Canada eachmonth through August. Online competition will include four worldrenowned games -- Half-Life: Counter-Strike (team-based), UnrealTournament 2004, Starcraft: Brood War, and Warcraft III: FrozenThrone - and the top 2 players or teams in each game in eachcountry advance directly to the WCG 2004 USA Final and WCG 2004Canada Final. Casual gamers can also join in the excitement bylogging on to play special Samsung-developed Flash games.
Description Affiliation: The Walt Disney Company, Burbank, CA (Lee, Newton)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2008-03-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Computers in Entertainment (CIE) (CIE)
Volume Number 2
Issue Number 3
Page Count 1
Starting Page 4
Ending Page 4


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