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'World Cyber Games' Announces USA Winners

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2003 @ 10:27 a.m. PDT

After two days of thrilling competition, the United Cyber Games Association (UCGA) has announced the winners of the Samsung World Cyber Games 2003 USA Tournament. The 17 gamers competed in regional qualifying and semi-final rounds across the country, and won in their respective categories at the Samsung World Cyber Games USA Finals, August 19th and 20th in Irvine, California.

Each winner at the U.S. Finals will receive a free trip to Seoul, Korea to compete as a member of Team USA at the WCG 2003 Grand Final event taking place in October. In Korea, Team USA will compete against the top gamers from 55 countries around the world for a share of $350,000 in cash and prizes. All of the participating U.S. finalists also received a state of the art PC and Samsung 19” Flat CRT monitor.

“We are very excited about this year’s U.S. team,” said Joe Moss, Executive Director of UCGA. “These competitors showed amazing skill and great sportsmanship in winning their respective games. We are sending a great squad of the country’s top gamers who will not only represent the U.S. well, but also have an excellent chance to bring home the medal title.”

The U.S. Finals held tournaments in the following games: Half-Life: Counter Strike, WarCraft III, StarCraft: Brood War, Unreal Tournament 2003, Age of Mythology, FIFA Soccer 2003 and Halo for Xbox™. The Samsung WCG 2003 USA Finals were supported by lead sponsors Samsung Electronics America, CompUSA, NVIDIA Corporation, and eVGA.com, with additional support from D-Link, Belkin, HardDrive.com, Intel, and Dada Supreme.

SAMSUNG WORLD CYBER GAMES 2003 USA WINNERS:

  • Half-Life: Counter Strike:
    • Team 3D :
      • David Geffon (Porter Ranch, CA)
      • Ronald Kim (Plano, TX)
      • Kyle Miller (McLean, VA)
      • Sean Morgan (Euless, TX)
      • Johnny Quach (Rosemead, CA)
  • Warcraft III:
    • Winner Albert Berriz (Ann Arbor, MI)
    • Runner up Russ Watson (Wylie, TX)
  • StarCraft: Brood War:
    • Winner Dan Schreiber (Troy, OH) Runner up Brian Fransioli (Warner Robins, GA)
  • Unreal Tournament 2003:
    • Winner Andre Anbarchian (Sunland, CA)
    • Runner up Jason Douralis (Blauvelt, NY)
  • Age of Mythology:
    • Winner Zeke Marks (Miami, FL)
    • Runner up Ali Khoddami (Oklahoma City, OK)
  • FIFA Soccer 2003:
    • Winner Zachary Godfrey (Lorton, VA)
    • Runner up Bolivar Bique Peterson (Royal Palm Beach, FL)
  • Halo:
    • Winner Matt Leto (Allen, TX)
    • Runner up Stephen Booth (Bothell, WA)

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