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From 75 Countries In e-Sports' Biggest and Most Prestigious Tournament– The 2007 World Cyber Games Grand Final– Taking Place In Seattle Oct. 4-7
(Orlando, September 16, 2007)– The World Cyber Games (WCG) 2007 USA Championship: National Final concluded today at Universal Orlando Resort with 22 of the finest video game players in the country earning a share of $100,000 in cash and prizes and spot on TEAM USA's roster. Now the American Team will travel to Seattle, Washington October 4-7 to compete on the biggest stage in competitive gaming -- The World Cyber Games 2007 Grand Final.
Earlier this year, over 10,000 gamers set out to make the United States' national team by enduring online qualifiers, live regional qualifiers and finally the WCG USA National Final. Those elite 22 players now comprise TEAM USA and will face off next month against 700 top gamers from 75 countries for gold medals and a share of nearly $500,000 in cash and prizes.
Team USA 2007 Includes:
StarCraft®: Brood War™
Champion: Geoff Robinson (Mill Creek, WA)
Runner Up: Daniel Eidson (Reston, VA)
WarCraft® III: Frozen Throne™
Champion: Phil Crawford (Hopewell Junction, NY)
Champion: Team Emazing Games (eMg)
Michael Guevara (Queens, NY)
Scott Cavallero (Vineland, NJ)
Matt Beahan (Plymouth Meeting, PA)
Nazar Vynnytsky (Queens, NY)
Robert Irey Jr. (Birdsboro, PA)
FIFA Soccer 07
Champion: Felipe Stoyne (South Plainfield, NJ)
Need for Speed™: Carbon
Champion: Kamran Siddiqui (Orlando, FL)
Command&Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars™
Champion: Shawn Teeter (San Diego, CA)
Runner-Up: David Lathrop (Fulton, NY)
Age of Empires® III: The WarChiefs
Champion: Ragave Phadke (Buffalo, NY)
Xbox 360 Games
Project Gotham Racing® 3
Champion: Wes Cwiklo (Camarillo, CA)
Brian Boyle (Lincolnshire, IL)
Dead or Alive® 4
Champion: Carl White (Toledo, OH)
Runner-Up: Jeremy Florence (Rio Rancho, NM)
Gears of War®
Champion: Team Infinite
Keith Haggen (Phoenix, AZ)
Jesse Cranker (Bowling Green, OH)
Michael Cannon (Harrisburg, PA)
Jesse Rodriguez (Chicago, IL)
Tony Hawk’s Project 8TM
Champion: Dustin Valcalda (Reno, NV)
Widely regarded as the“Olympics” of competitive video game tournaments, this year’s WCG USA National Final showcased some of the most exciting and competitive gaming action in e-Sports. With an audience of well over 10,000, packing the Universal Studios’ Soundstage 33 over the course of the three day event, this year's WCG USA Championship series was by far the most competitive National Final in the league's seven year history.
“The high level of play at the WCG USA 2007 National Final not only exceeded my expectations, it was a great indication of the progression of e-Sports in this country,” said Michael Arzt, General Manager, World Cyber Games USA.“TEAM USA has a tremendous opportunity to compete against some of the world's most renowned gamers and bring home some serious hardware. Next month’s WCG Grand Final will certainly be an event not to miss.”
The 22 players who comprise TEAM USA's roster will now travel to host city Seattle, WA on October 4th– 7th for the 2007 World Cyber Games Grand Final, taking place at Qwest Field.
The World Cyber Games 2007 National Final will be televised on Spike TV on October 12th. The Grand Final will be televised on November 9th.
For more information on the World Cyber Games, please visit www.worldcybergames.com.
ABOUT THE WORLD CYBER GAMES
The World Cyber Games ( www.worldcybergames.com) is the premiere blue chip global tournament and cultural cyber festival in gaming, with well over 1 million players from more than 70 countries participating annually. Founded in 2000 and credited with launching the professional careers of many of the planet’s top video game players, the World Cyber Games uses a yearlong tournament format, which begins with online, regional and national competitions in each country. National finalists then compete in the ultimate international tournament in e-Sports, The World Cyber Games Grand Final, where each country’s best players compete for the largest and most prestigious prize in competitive gaming. The 2007 Grand Final will be held at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington October 4 - 7.
For The World Cyber Games:
Adam Fenton / Derek Musso/ Evan Goldberg/ Andrew Kelly