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World Cyber Games 2005 Singapore Championship

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Best gaming talents to represent Singapore in World Cyber Games 2005 Grand Finals Championship

8 - 11 Sep 2005

The Finals of the World Cyber Games (WCG) 2005 Singapore Championship will be held at Suntec Exhibition Hall 401 from 8 - 11 Sep 2005. This is where the search for the best local gamers ends.
The competition is open to everyone, including participants from the preliminaries. This is their final chance to fight for the right to be the Singapore champion.
Champions of the World Cyber Games (WCG) 2005 Singapore Championship will go on to represent Singapore at the WCG 2005 Grand Final Championships which is expected to attract 70 participating countries and more than 800 gamers worldwide. Singapore is host country to the Grand Final Championships which will be held from 16 - 20 November 2005.
A total of USD420,000 in prizes were awarded to the medalists at the World Cyber Games 2004 Grand Final in San Francisco . The World Cyber Games is organised in collaboration with worldwide sponsor Samsung Electronics.
The official games for WCG 2005 are StarCraft : Brood War TM (PC), WarCraft® III: The Frozen Throne TM (PC), Counter Strike TM : Source (PC), Warhammer® 40,000 : Dawn of War TM (PC), FIFA Soccer 2005 (PC), Need for Speed TM : Underground 2 (PC), Halo 2 (Xbox) and Dead or Alive® Ultimate (Xbox).
In addition, by popular demand, the WCG 2005 Singapore Championship will include the two games Defence of the Ancients All-Stars (PC) and Winning Eleven 8 (Xbox).
Preliminary Competitions
"The preliminary competitions will be a chance for gamers to get to know the standard of other gamers locally," says Herman Ng, Managing Director of Rapture Gaming. "It is our hope that these tournaments will raise the standard of professional gaming in Singapore and promote gaming as a new competitive sport."
"Samsung is very pleased to see the World Cyber Games growing from strength to strength. With WCG expanding this year to include preliminary competitions in schools, cyber cafes and even on the Internet, we are very certain that we will be able to find the best cyber gamers to represent Singapore in the WCG Grand Finals come November this year," said Ms. Irene Ng, General Manager (Strategic Marketing), Samsung Asia.
From 2 April 2005, gamers took part in preliminary tournaments at Cyber Cafes, educational institutions and online. These tournaments offered cash prizes and allowed the winners to bypass the group stages in the World Cyber Games (WCG) 2005 Singapore National Finals. A total of more than SGD $50,000 in prizes awaits Singapore 's best gamers.
Cyber Cafes Preliminary qualifier competitions were held every Saturday and Sunday from 2 Apr to 29 May 2005 at four established cyber cafes: Asteroids Cyber, Headquarters, LanLab Online and Netzspiel.com.
Winners from each cyber caf¨¦ will proceed to the WCG 2005 Singapore Cyber Caf¨¦ Preliminary Finals, where the champions from each game will be seeded in the WCG 2005 Singapore Championship National Finals.
Schools Preliminary qualifier competitions involved representatives from the various schools in Singapore. Invitations to form school teams were sent out to educational institutions at the Secondary, Junior College and Tertiary levels. Teams competed among themselves at their respective educational levels and winners will be seeded in the WCG 2005 Singapore Championship National Finals for their respective games.
Online Preliminary qualifier competitions gave Singaporean gamers a chance to participate through the internet from the comfort of their homes. Winners will be seeded in the WCG 2005 Singapore Championship National Finals for their respective games.
Event information, schedules and registration can be found on the official WCG2005 Singapore website at http://sg.worldcybergames.com.
About the World Cyber Games (WCG)
The World Cyber Games (Co-Chairmen Chung, Dong-chea & Yun, Jong-yong, www.worldcybergames.com) is a global game cultural festival that was founded in 2000 to promote global harmony through cyber games.
The event started in 2000, and has been running annually ever since (this will be the fifth official year). With the slogan "Beyond the Game," the World Cyber Games has truly developed into a global game phenomenon with arguably the largest prize amount at stake. The World Cyber Games prides itself on leading the "Digital Entertainment Culture."
The 2005 Games in Singapore will be held in November.

Source: sg.worldcybergames.com Press Release 31 Mar 2005, WCG 2005 ad in Digital Life magazine 6 Sep 2005 Edition (Page 26)

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