World Cyber Games

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The World Cyber Games (WCG) was an international e-sports event (or "Cyber Games Festival") operated by Korean company World Cyber Games Inc. and backed by Samsung Electronics and, since 2006, Microsoft Corporation. The official motto of WCG is "Beyond the Game", which is also the title of a documentary focusing on a legendary WCG rivalry. The World Cyber Games were set up in 2000 with the first festival being held in 2001. The festival is influenced by the Olympic Games with a players village for competitors and since 2004 a different host city every year.

Idea[edit]

Goals[edit]

The goal behind WCG is simple: it aims to be the Olympics of e-sports. For the past 10 years WCG has held qualifiers for a myriad of games, including Warcraft III, Counterstrike, Fifa and StarCraft: Brood War, across most countries via national qualification tournaments handled by smaller organizations. For a complete list of which games have been played during the various World Cyber Games, go here.

Importance[edit]

Whereas competition is always a great aspect to the game, and WCG being on an epic international scale is quite impressive, the greatest importance to WCG is the merging of different communities and countries together for the purpose of the forementioned competition. Not only do players from say the Warcraft community get to meet and share with the StarCraft community, but on a much subtler level, Koreans get to meet with "Foreigners", and even Americans get to meet with South Americans, or the Polish with the Germans.

Format (for StarCraft)[edit]

The format of the WCG is that each country has a national qualifier where the top-placed players get sent to the group stage of WCG. There they participate in a tournament where the top 16 or 32 (depending on the WCG) qualify. Eventually the players have been reduced to just two whom then face each other in the Final. There is also a match for the 3rd place.

WCG StarCraft: BroodWar Winners[edit]

WCG Date Score Qualifiers TL Articles Location
WCG Challenge 2000 2000-10-07 - 2000-10-15 South Korea  GoRush South Korea  I.Love_Star Seoul, S.Korea
WCG 2001 2001-12-05 - 2001-12-09 South Korea  BoxeR France  ElkY 2-0 Seoul, S.Korea
WCG 2002 2002-10-28 - 2002-11-03 South Korea  BoxeR South Korea  YellOw 2-0 Daejeon, S. Korea
WCG 2003 2003-10-15 - 2003-10-18 South Korea  Ogogo Germany  FiSheYe 2-1 Seoul, S.Korea
WCG 2004 2004-10-07 - 2004-10-10 South Korea  XellOs South Korea  Midas 2-0 San Francisco, USA
WCG 2005 2005-10-19 - 2005-10-20 South Korea  fOru Russia  Androide 2-0 Suntec City, Singapore
WCG 2006 2006-10-18 - 2006-10-22 South Korea  iloveoov South Korea  July 2-1 Monza, Italy
WCG 2007 2007-10-03 - 2007-10-07 South Korea  Stork China  Pj 2-0 Seattle, USA
WCG 2008 2008-11-05 - 2008-11-09 South Korea  Luxury South Korea  Stork 2-0 Cologne, Germany
WCG 2009 2009-11-11 - 2009-11-15 South Korea  Jaedong South Korea  Stork 2-1 Chengdu, China
WCG 2010 2010-09-30 - 2010-11-03 South Korea  Flash South Korea  Kal 2-0 Los Angeles, USA
Colors represent the Starcraft race of the winner in the respective year

Top finishers[edit]

Medal set Players
South Korea  BoxeR
South Korea  Stork
South Korea  GoRush, South Korea  Jaedong
South Korea  Ogogo, South Korea  XellOs, South Korea  fOru, South Korea  iloveoov, South Korea  Luxury, South Korea  Flash
France  ElkY, South Korea  Midas
Russia  Androide
South Korea  I.love_star, South Korea  YellOw, Germany  FiSheYe, South Korea  July, China  Pj, South Korea  Kal
Netherlands  NTT, Poland  Blackman, Canada  Grrrr..., Bulgaria  Christian, Australia  Legionnaire, Germany  Mondragon, Ukraine  Strelok, South Korea  Bisu
South Korea  Bassy, China ID-2000, South Korea  Control, China  CNSTORM, China  Legend, Ukraine  White-Ra, China  LoveTT, Germany  Kolll, Poland  Yayba

Regional Championship[edit]

Pan-American Championship[edit]

The Pan American Champion Ship is another project of the WCG and follows the idea to provide a competition for the American players. Although offering a reasonable prize pools the media attention was very limited.

StarCraft: BroodWar Winners[edit]

WCG Event Date Score TL Articles Location
WCG Pan-American Championship 2006 27-10-2006 - 29-10-2006 Canada  Testie Colombia  SlaSh 2-1 [1] Mexico
WCG Pan-American Championship 2007 2007-06-22 - 2007-06-24 USA  Day9 Canada  Testie 3-2 [2] Cancun, Mexico
WCG Pan-American Championship 2008 2008-06-21 - 2008-06-22 Peru  Fenix Brazil  ReasoN Monterrey, Mexico
WCG Pan-American Championship 2009 2009-09-11 - 2009-09-13 Peru  Fenix USA  iNcontroL Guadalajara, Mexico
WCG Pan-American Championship 2010 2010-08-27 - 2010-08-29 Chile  KiLLeR Peru  Fenix 3-1 [3] São Paulo, Brazil

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