"It is with great honor that the WCG announces the most powerful, broad-reaching and distinguished lineup of tournament games in the history of eSports," said Hyoung-Seok Kim, president and CEO, International Cyber Marketing, organizers of the WCG.
Following the successful 2007 partnership between the WCG and MTV Networks' SPIKE TV, seen by more than 12 million viewers, the WCG 2008 official titles were introduced on SPIKE TV's signature video game program, "GameTrailers TV with Geoff Keighley." The WCG's largest field ever includes 14 team and individual titles to be played by gamers in more than 70 countries worldwide on Windows PC, Xbox 360 and cellular phone for cash, prizes and the chance to represent their respective country at the WCG 2008 Grand Final this November in Cologne, Germany:
Official WCG 2008 PC Games:
- Half-Life: Counter-Strike 1.6 (5 v. 5 Team FPS )
- Starcraft: Brood War: (1 v. 1 RTS)
- WarCraft III: The Frozen Throne (1 v. 1 RTS)
- Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath (1 v. 1 RTS)
- Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties (1 v. 1 RTS)
- FIFA Soccer 08 (1 v. 1 Sports)
- Need For Speed ProStreet (Xbox 360 in US & Canada) (1 v. 1 Racing)
- Carom3D (1 v. 1 Casual)
- Red Stone (4 v. 4 Team MMORPG)
Official WCG 2008 Xbox 360 Games:
- Halo 3 (4 v. 4 Team FPS)
- Project Gotham Racing 4 (1 v. 1 Racing)
- Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (1 v. 1 Music)
- Virtua Fighter 5 (1 v. 1 Fighting)
Official WCG 2008 Mobile Game:
- Asphalt 3: Street Rules (1 v. 1 Racing)
Registration for the 2008 WCG USA Championship Tournament is now open. U.S. citizens are invited to visit www.worldcybergames.com/usa to register for this year's tournament and to obtain more information about the WCG USA Championship tournament and TEAM USA. The WCG global market registrations are locally driven; international players should consult their home country's respective WCG website, which can be reached via links on www.worldcybergames.com.
"The World Cyber Games is the largest competition in all of eSports," said Michael Arzt, senior vice president and general manager of International Cyber Marketing USA. "This year's lineup of games needed to appeal to the widest spectrum of players. Not only does the WCG expect to exceed last year's worldwide total of over 1.5 million competitors; we anticipate 2008 to be the most exciting year of competition in the long and storied history of the World Cyber Games."
The 2007 World Cyber Games experienced record numbers of gamers and participating countries, with more than 1.5 million players and 74 countries competing. At last year's WCG Grand Final in Seattle, Wash., TEAM USA captured the overall championship for only the second time in the history of the tournament. The WCG 2008 global tournament culminates with the World Cyber Games 2008 Grand Final, Nov. 5 - 9, in Cologne, Germany.
"We are also very excited to welcome back our great Worldwide Partner Samsung Electronics, Premier Partner Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Games for Windows and all other esteemed WCG partners," added Mr. Kim. "The WCG featured a record 15 companies activating at the WCG 2007 Grand Final and we are working hard to double that number for 2008."
In addition, gamers and fans worldwide are encouraged to log onto the World Cyber Games Websites to check out the all-new WCG 2008 Torch Relay Program. Visitors to the site will receive the inside scoop on special online events, as well as have opportunities to win exclusive prizes. Watch as the WCG host city torch travels through cyber space, criss-crossing its way across the globe from the WCG 2007 Grand Final location Seattle, USA to WCG 2008 Grand Final host city, Cologne, Germany, visiting with a variety of legendary WCG champions along the way.