(New York, October 1, 2009) - The National Finals may be over, but there is still one more opportunity to participate in the World Cyber Games 2009 Grand Final in Chengdu, China. The recognized leader for global video game competitions, WCG is running a supplementary competition for the international smash hit TrackMania Nations Forever at this year's Grand Final. From now thru October 14, gamers will battle online in TrackMania Nations Forever to determine two Global Preliminary Champions. Each champion will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Chengdu, China this November to partake in the largest and most prestigious eSports tournament in the world - the WCG Grand Finals. Once there, they will take center stage to race each other for World Championship title, as well as cash and other prizes.
Open to players from all WCG participating countries, the online competition will have two one-week rounds consisting of two tracks per round. For a complete list of participating countries and rulesplease visit the TrackMania page of the WCGZone ( http://tm.WCGZone.com).
"Through competitions like this, WCG will continue to explore the vast possibilities that are provided through the Internet," said Hyoung-Seok Kim, CEO of World Cyber Games, Inc. "WCG will continue to strengthen its online channel WCGZone so that even more people from more countries can enjoy the competition."
Those fans who are less racing inclined can show off their design skills in the WCG TrackMania Global Track Design Contest, which is open to participants worldwide. Held at the same time as the WCG TrackMania Global Preliminaries, artists who wish to join the contest should go to www.WCG.com or WCGZone ( http://tm.WCGZone.com) and TrackMania Exchange ( http://tm-exchange.com) for more information.
About World Cyber Games
World Cyber Games ( www.wcg.com) is the premiere global eSports tournament and festival, with around 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, the World Cyber Games Grand Final, where each country's best players battle for the largest and most prestigious prizes in competitive gaming. The WCG 2008 Grand Final was held in Cologne, Germany. This year's WCG Grand Final will be held in Chengdu, China from November 11 to 15.
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