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 Gold.png Silver.png Score Qualifiers TL Articles Location
WCG Challenge 2000 2000-10-07 - 2000-10-15 South Korea Zicon small bw.png GoRush South Korea Zicon small bw.png I.Love_Star Seoul, S.Korea
WCG 2001 2001-12-05 - 2001-12-09 South Korea Ticon small bw.png BoxeR France Ticon small bw.png ElkY 2-0 Seoul, S.Korea
WCG 2002 2002-10-28 - 2002-11-03 South Korea Ticon small bw.png BoxeR South Korea Zicon small bw.png YellOw 2-0 Daejeon, S. Korea
WCG 2003 2003-10-15 - 2003-10-18 South Korea Zicon small bw.png Ogogo Germany Picon small bw.png FiSheYe 2-1 Kr.pngUs.png De.png Ru.png Fr.png Seoul, S.Korea
WCG 2004 2004-10-07 - 2004-10-10 South Korea Ticon small bw.png XellOs South Korea Ticon small bw.png Midas 2-0 Kr.png Us.png De.png Ru.png Pl.png Au.png San Francisco, USA
WCG 2005 2005-10-19 - 2005-10-20 South Korea Picon small bw.png fOru Russia Ticon small bw.png Androide 2-0 Kr.png Us.png De.png Ru.png Pl.png Es.png Ua.png Suntec City, Singapore
WCG 2006 2006-10-18 - 2006-10-22 South Korea Ticon small bw.png iloveoov South Korea Zicon small bw.png July 2-1 Kr.png Us.png De.png Ru.png Pl.png Cz.png Bg.png Es.png Eu.png Cn.png Au.png Ua.png Br.png Monza, Italy
WCG 2007 2007-10-03 - 2007-10-07 South Korea Picon small bw.png Stork China Picon small bw.png Pj 2-0 Kr.png Us.png De.png Ru.png Pl.png Ca.png It.png Cz.png Rs.png Ua.png Seattle, USA
WCG 2008 2008-11-05 - 2008-11-09 South Korea Zicon small bw.png Luxury South Korea Picon small bw.png Stork 2-0 Kr.png Us.png De.png Ru.png Pl.png Cn.png Cologne, Germany
WCG 2009 2009-11-11 - 2009-11-15 South Korea Zicon small bw.png Jaedong South Korea Picon small bw.png Stork 2-1 Kr.png Us.png De.png Ru.png Pl.png Pe.png It.png Ua.png Chengdu, China
WCG 2010 2010-09-30 - 2010-11-03 South Korea Ticon small bw.png Flash South Korea Picon small bw.png Kal 2-0 Kr.png Us.png De.png Ru.png Cn.png Los Angeles, USA
Colors represent the Starcraft race of the winner in the respective year

Top finishers[edit]

Medal set Players
South Korea Ticon small bw.png BoxeR
South Korea Picon small bw.png Stork
South Korea Zicon small bw.png GoRush, South Korea Zicon small bw.png Jaedong
South Korea Zicon small bw.png Ogogo, South Korea Ticon small bw.png XellOs, South Korea Picon small bw.png fOru, South Korea Ticon small bw.png iloveoov, South Korea Zicon small bw.png Luxury, South Korea Ticon small bw.png Flash
France Ticon small bw.png ElkY, South Korea Ticon small bw.png Midas
Russia Ticon small bw.png Androide
South Korea Zicon small bw.png I.love_star, South Korea Zicon small bw.png YellOw, Germany Picon small bw.png FiSheYe, South Korea Zicon small bw.png July, China Picon small bw.png Pj, South Korea Picon small bw.png Kal
Netherlands Ticon small bw.png NTT, Poland Zicon small bw.png Blackman, Canada Picon small bw.png Grrrr..., Bulgaria Ticon small bw.png Christian, Australia Picon small bw.png Legionnaire, Germany Zicon small bw.png Mondragon, Ukraine Ticon small bw.png Strelok, South Korea Picon small bw.png Bisu
South Korea Zicon small bw.png Bassy, China ID-2000, South Korea Ticon small bw.png Control, China Zicon small bw.png CNSTORM, China Picon small bw.png Legend, Ukraine Picon small bw.png White-Ra, China Picon small bw.png LoveTT, Germany Zicon small bw.png Kolll, Poland Picon small bw.png 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 Gold.png Silver.png Score TL Articles Location
WCG Pan-American Championship 2006 27-10-2006 - 29-10-2006 Canada Ricon small bw.png Testie Colombia Picon small bw.png SlaSh 2-1 [1] Mexico
WCG Pan-American Championship 2007 2007-06-22 - 2007-06-24 USA Zicon small bw.png Day9 Canada Picon small bw.png Testie 3-2 [2] Cancun, Mexico
WCG Pan-American Championship 2008 2008-06-21 - 2008-06-22 Peru Ticon small bw.png Fenix Brazil Zicon small bw.png ReasoN Monterrey, Mexico
WCG Pan-American Championship 2009 2009-09-11 - 2009-09-13 Peru Ticon small bw.png Fenix USA Zicon small bw.png iNcontroL Guadalajara, Mexico
WCG Pan-American Championship 2010 2010-08-27 - 2010-08-29 Chile Zicon small bw.png KiLLeR Peru Ticon small bw.png Fenix 3-1 [3] São Paulo, Brazil

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