Wednesday, October 3, 2007

gaming competitions (on TV)

The World Cyber Games 2007 Grand Finals is scheduled to begin on tomorrow/Thursday in Seattle at Qwest Field, will be shown live at http://www.worldcybergames.com, and televised on Spike TV on October 12th.

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Official Games

PC - 8 games
WarCraft III : The Frozen Throne (1v1)
StarCraft : Brood War (1v1)
Half-Life : Counter-Strike (5v5)
FIFA Soccer 2007 (1v1)
Need for Speed Carbon (1v1)
Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars (1v1)
Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs (1v1)
Carom3D (1v1)

Console (Xbox) - 4 games
Gears of War (4v4)
Dead or Alive 4 (1v1)
Project Gotham Racing 3 (1v1)
Tony Hawk¡¯s Project 8 (1v1)

...over 700 gamers from 75 different countries...12 championship titles using PC, Xbox 360, and (for the first time this year) mobile platforms.

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Arizona contestants

18-year-old Nick "HolyHuman" Pesu, a Higley High School grad, who lives in Gilbert
Pesu's game is Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne
He earns a salary as a member of NWRS (or "New Russia"), a Warcraft III team with players in three countries...

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Alex Brola of Surprise
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Brola has been playing StarCraft for about four years (the game introduced in 1998).
It is his third trip to the finals. Brola said he placed in the top five at the 2004 U.S. Finals and in the top nine the following year.

http://www.alexbrola.com/

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The World Cyber Games 2007 National Final was held earlier this year...it will be televised on November 9th...Spike TV will air a one-hour special on the competition.

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The Championship Gaming SeriesTM - CGS - (claims to be) the only worldwide professional gaming league...

The League’s 2007 World Championship will take place December 6-14 in Los Angeles. There's a $1,000,000 total prize purse, of which $500,000 will go to the World Champion team.

It will be broadcast by DIRECTV in the U.S., BSkyB in the UK, STAR in Asia and the Middle East, SKY in Mexico and Brazil, and DIRECTV Latin America in the rest of Latin America.
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