World Cyber Games, Dust-Off® and the Samsung Experience
The World Cyber Games (WCG) and the Samsung Experience will host the first-ever WCG Quiver Shoot-Out presented by Dust-Off. Nearly two dozen of the best Counter-Strike 1.6 teams in the world will compete for the top-spot and a share in more than $5,000 in cash and prizes.
"The idea of the Quiver Shoot-Out was for WCG and Dust-Off, two companies who truly understand gaming, to offer the Counter-Strike 1.6 community another opportunity to compete," said Paul Brewer, Manager of Marketing and Operations for World Cyber Games USA. "Counter-Strike players are notorious for finding that competitive advantage which is precisely what Dust-Off provides to gamers, so this tournament makes quite a bit of sense."
For those who cannot attend the free event, the WCG will post Quiver Shoot-Out videos on their YouTube channel which already hosts over 1,000 videos of gaming action from the past five years. Additionally, cast members from the hit Syfy reality show WCG Ultimate Gamer will be on hand to meet the fans and cheer on their favorite Counter-Strike teams.
"As an Official Partner of the WCG, Dust-Off is proud to sponsor the first annual WCG Quiver Shoot-Out Counter-Strike 1.6 Tournament," said Ken Newman, Director of Marketing for Dust-Off. "As the WCG USA 2009 National Final nears, we want to make sure every gamer has their equipment performing at its peak. It's a proven fact that Dust-Off's line of gaming products gives gamers an advantage which will make the difference in becoming a member of TEAM USA."
The WCG Quiver Shoot-Out presented by Dust-Off is the latest in a series of events that lead up to the WCG USA 2009 National Final, which takes place September 25th-27th at the Jacob K. Javits Center in conjunction with the New York Anime Festival. The Quiver Shoot-Out is open to 20 Counter-Strike 1.6 teams. To participate, teams need to register at http://qualify.us.wcg.com/quivershoot-out.
In addition, Dust-Off will be working in conjunction with the Samsung Experience on the Dust-Off Days event, taking place on July 24th from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Stop by the Samsung Experience with your favorite electronics (MP3 player, mobile phone, laptop, etc.), to learn the proper way to care for your equipment and enjoy a complimentary cleaning.
Gamers who want to participate in the WCG National Championship still have time to register for, and compete in, the WCG Online tournaments. To register please visit www.wcg.com/usa.
July 18, 2009 July 19, 2009
10 a.m. - 8p.m. 11 a.m. -7p.m.
The Samsung Experience, located at the Time Warner Center
10 Columbus Circle, Third Floor
New York, NY 10019
About World Cyber Games (WCG)
World Cyber Games ( www.wcg.com) is the premiere global eSports tournament and festival, with about 800 players from 78 countries participating at the WCG 2008 Grand Final. Founded in 2000 and credited with launching the professional careers of many of the planet's top competitive video game players, World Cyber Games uses a yearlong tournament format, which begins with online, regional and national competitions in each country. National finalists then convene to compete in the ultimate international tournament in eSports, World Cyber Games Grand Final, where each country's best players battle for the largest and most prestigious prizes in competitive gaming. WCG 2008 Grand Final was held November 5th to 9th in Cologne, Germany. WCG 2009 Grand Final will be held November 11th to 15th in Chengdu, China.
The official PC and console cleaning product of the World Cyber Games (WCG), Dust Off is the go-to-source for PC and console maintenance and care with over 65% brand recognition among gamers. Dust-Off products supply gamers with a well-rounded system to keep their expensive PCs clean and running at their highest level of performance. The Dust Off family of consumer electronics and gaming products includes compressed-gas dusters, micro-fiber cloths, assorted cleaning wipes, and the renowned Keyboard Quiver, the official bag WCG Team USA. For additional information, please visit www.dustoffzone.com
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), based in Ridgefield Park, NJ, is a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. The company markets a broad range of award-winning consumer electronics, information systems, and home appliance products, as well as oversees all of Samsung's North American operations including Samsung Telecommunications America, LP, Samsung Semiconductor Inc., Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Mexico, Inc. As a result of its commitment to innovation and unique design, the Samsung organization is one of the most decorated brands in the electronics industry. The company was ranked #6 in the Electronics Industry segment in Fortune Magazine's "Most Admired Companies 2008," and named as one of Fast Company's "Fast 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2008." Among popular BusinessWeek rankings, the company ranked #26 in the publication's "Most Innovative Companies of 2008" and #21 in the "100 Best Global Brands" for 2007. Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd. is also a top patent holder, ranking second overall in the U.S. in 2007. Please visit www.samsung.com for more information.
About Samsung Experience
The Samsung Experience is a remarkable 10,000-square-foot interactive brand emporium that provides a creative experience through Samsung's vision of digital convergence. The site features hundreds of Samsungproducts in unique technology demonstrations that allow you to discover, touch, hear, and engage with the latest technology to create your own digital lifestyle. This permanent venue is located on the third floor of The Shops at Columbus Circle in the Time Warner Center. For more information about Samsung Experience, visit: www.samsung.com/experience.
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