Monterrey, Mexico, June 23, 2008. The third annual World Cyber Games Pan-American Championship wrapped up this past weekend in Monterrey, Mexico. The nine-game tournament took place over three days and featured a who's who of gamers from many countries in North, Central and South America. Featuring some of the most intense and competitive matches of the 2008 World Cyber Games tournament series, the competition set many familiar faces against each other in the finals.
The USA team had an excellent showing, winning nearly all the games featured in the tournament and achieving the overall team championship.
Leading the USA to victory were:
Nikolasus Cassidy - USA - (WarCraft® III: The Frozen Throne™) - 1st place
Team EG - USA - (Half-Life®: Counter-Strike™) - 1st place
Kamran "omegaelite" Siddiqui - USA - (Need For Speed™ ProStreet) - 1st place
Team Final Boss -USA - (Halo® 3) - 1st place
Sean "maximus" Heffelfinger - USA - (Project Gotham Racing® 4 ) - 1st place
David MoB "Wolfe" Briers - USA - (Guitar Hero® III: Legends of Rock) - 1st place
Raghav "parfait" Phadke - USA - (Age of Empires® III: The Asian Dynasties) - 1st place
"The city of Monterrey opened its doors to the World Cyber Games and put on one of the best Pan-American games we've ever had," said Mr. Hyoung Seok Kim, CEO of ICM. "With an incredible list of sponsors and a great venue, Monterrey was a fantastic location to host this major e-Sports competition."
The Pan-American Championship began on Saturday and included welcome speeches from Hyoung Seok Kim, CEO of ICM, global organizer of WCG; Joo Ho Song, CEO for Samsung Electronics México; Erick Baca, Marketing Director for XBOX Mexico and finally, Mario Valle, Marketing and Sales Director for Electronic Arts Mexico.
Some of the world's best gamers came out for this event, as 105 top gamers from 13 countries battled in the heart of Monterrey, with nearly 10,000 spectators attending over the course of the three day event - making this one of the largest Pan-American championships to date.
ABOUT THE WORLD CYBER GAMES
The World Cyber Games ( www.worldcybergames.com) is the premier blue chip global video game tournament and culture festival. First founded in 2000 to promote global harmony through e-sports, the WCG has grown steadily ever since. Behind the slogan "Beyond the Game" and with contestants from more than 70 countries expected to participate in this year's event, the World Cyber Games has developed into a true global phenomenon with arguably the largest prize amount atstake. The World Cyber Games prides itself on leading the "Digital Entertainment Culture."
For The World Cyber Games
Adam Fenton / Andrew Kelly