THE WORLD CYBER GAMES 2009 GRAND FINAL ANNOUNCES KEY DATES AS THE 2009 GRAND FINAL IS 100 DAYS AWAY

New York, NY. August 4, 2009 - With just under 100 days remaining until the World Cyber Games (WCG) Grand Final kicks-off in Chengdu, China, the WCG has announced key dates leading up to the showcase event for the world's largest and most inclusive international computer and videogame festival. This year, over 700 of the world's top eSports players from more than 70 countries are expected to represent their countries and battle it out for honor and glory at the Grand Final, known as the Olympics of gaming.

The road to the exciting and intensely competitive five-day journey that will determine the best eSports players in the world kicks into high gear as all participating Grand Final countries conduct their National Final. Included amongst them will be TEAM USA, who won the overall tournament in 2007 and finished third last year. The U.S. will determine its team for the 12 official WCG titles at the National Finals held in conjunction with the New York Anime Festival on September 25-27. Anyone who wants to participate in the USA WCG National Final this year still has time to qualify by visiting www.WCG.com/USA to register for the WCG Online Tournaments to qualify for your shot at TEAM USA.

Fans can follow all of the action for the U.S. National Final, and all other National Finals, by logging onto www.WCG.com. Additionally, if they log on in September, they can watch live as the WCG unveils the group drawings. During the live event, fans can find out the match-ups for the Grand Final.

In October, online press registration will be open during October for all media interested in attending the event. Media members can save time by obtaining their press pass on-site directly during the event, guaranteeing admission to all WCG 2009 Grand Final events.

Here comes the HERO!

Come and meet the heroes!

See you in Chengdu!

For more information, please visit www.wcg.com or contact:

World Cyber Games, USA

Aaron Smolick

Tel: 914-479-0070 x10

Fax: 914-479-0078

Email: aaron.smolick@wcg.com

Bender / Helper Impact

Blain Howard

Tel: 212-689-6360

Fax: 212-689-6601

Email: blain_howard@bhimpact.com

About The World Cyber Games

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, 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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