World Cyber Games sponsored by Samsung – UK tournament open for all to enter

London, UK, August X, 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd today announces its sponsorship of the World Cyber Games (WCG) and details of its UK specific tournaments. Gamers are invited to take part in the WCG UK tournaments, this year held at the Insomnia 43 Gaming Festival, dubbed i43, in August, and Eurogamer Expo in September.

i43 plays host to the PC gaming tournaments of the WCG and will run from 26th-29th August at the International Centre, Telford. The titles featured are amongst the most popular and challenging games including League of Legends, StarCraft® II: Wings of Liberty™ and FIFA 11.

Eurogamer Expo will host the console tournament, featuring beat ‘em up favourite Tekken 6, and the PC final of FIFA 11. The Expo runs from 22nd-25th September at Earls Court, London. Samsung will be showcasing its range of products that give a truly immersive and enriched gaming experience on its stands at the events.

Open to everyone, the WCG tournament qualifiers will be held over the duration of both events. The finals for League of Legends and StarCraft® II: Wings of Liberty™ will be held on the last day of i43, and the FIFA 11 and Tekken 6 finals will take place at the close of the Eurogamer Expo on 25th September. The full tournament schedule is as follows:

i43 (26th–29th August)

League of Legends

  • Qualifiers – 27th August 2011
  • Final – 28th August 2011

StarCraft® II: Wings of Liberty™

  • Qualifiers – 26th August 2011
  • Final – 28th August 2011

FIFA 11.

  • Qualifiers – 27th August 2011

Eurogamer Expo (22nd–25th September)

Tekken 6

  • Qualifiers – 22nd, 23rd, 24th & 25th September 2011
  • Final – 25th September 2011

FIFA 11

  • Final – 25th September 2011

Eight winners will form the UK WCG 2011 team, taking on the best of the rest of Europe in Poland for the European Final held in Warsaw 6th–9th October. Team UK will then go on to the World Finals held in Korea in December to battle it out for the WCG 2011 Champions title.

The Samsung stand at Eurogamer Expo will showcase the gaming capability of specific products as well as demo how their integration offers the ultimate gaming experience, whether playing from home or on the move. Visitors can experience: Samsung’s 7 and 8 Series televisions, which deliver outstanding 2D and 3D pictures; 3D gaming notebooks; Series 7 and 9 computer monitors, which combine cutting-edge design, 3D gaming and HDTV; Mobile devices such as the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy SII plus a vast number of games. To complete the offering the HT-D6750, HT-D5530 and HW-D570 Home Theatre systems will add an incredible 3D surround sound experience to gameplay.

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About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company consists of nine independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Memory, System LSI and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, semiconductor chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

 

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