World Cyber Games Announces Series of "Last Chance" Local Preliminary Qualifiers

WCG Announces Series of “Last
Chance” Local Preliminary Qualifiers

For gamers with dreams of turning
their hobby into a career as a pro gamer, the final chance to qualify for the
2005 WCG has arrived.

As the US regional rounds are poised
to begin, the WCG organizers have announced several “last chance” preliminary
qualifiers for Counter-Strike, Halo 2, Starcraft: Brood War, Warcraft III:
Frozen Throne, and Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War.

Winners of the local preliminaries
qualify for the regional playoffs which then lead to the US Final. The 2005 WCG
US Final will be held at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom from September 8-10th.
Top finishers at the US Final will comprise Team USA that will then head to play
the best of the best in the world at the 2005 World Cyber Games Grand Final in
Singapore this November. More than 70 countries are expected to send teams to
the Grand Final.

In addition, the World Cyber Games
has expanded the prize pool for its Battlefield 2 Demo competition to include
200 Battlefield Zboard gaming keyboards. This side competition kicks off today
July 18 at iGames affiliated gaming centers nationwide. As the official WCG demo
game in US, the Battlefield 2 ladder provides an opportunity for friendly
competition with a total prize pool estimated at more than $20,000.

Widely considered to be the biggest
video and computer game festival in the world, and the most important, over 1
million gamers worldwide competed for a chance to reach the 2004 World Cyber
Games Grand Final. The World Cyber Games has launched the careers of such
pro-gamers as Guilliam Patry, Matt “Zyos” Leto and Team3D.

Aspiring champions can register

Dates and locations for the
remaining schedule of qualifiers are below.


PC Gamerz Hawaii Aiea, HW 7/23/2005

DiNk’s Cafe Lexington, KY 7/29/2005

Lan Madness Mesquite, TX 7/30/2005

WasteLANdz Billings, MT 8/5/2005

eBash Terre Haute, IN 8/5/2005

Euphnet Cyber Cafe v1 Sunnyvale, CA

Halo 2

The Alley Cherokee, NC 8/6/2005

AliveWire Rapid City, SD 8/13/2005

eBash Terre Haute, IN 8/12/2005

DIZeLAN Frag Center – DFC Azusa, CA

Starcraft: Brood War

GoodGame Online Gaming Center Salt
Lake City, UT 7/22/2005

Strike Zone Gaming Fenton, MI

NCK Cyber Lounge San Mateo, CA

Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne

GoodGame Online Gaming Center Salt
Lake City, UT 8/5/2005

Strike Zone Gaming Fenton, MI

Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War

WasteLANdz Billings, MT 8/5/2005

DiNk’s Cafe Lexington, KY 8/6/2005

Strike Zone Gaming Fenton, MI

Samsung is a global sponsor of the
World Cyber Games.