(Seoul, September 6, 2007) - The countdown to the WCG 2007 Grand Final in Seattle, WA has begun with the completion of the group drawing, held on September 5th. With over 1.3 million competitors from 75 participating countries now shaped down to an elite 700, the final stage is set for these top participants to compete at the highest level of competitive gaming, while representing their countries at the Grand Final this October.
As new gamers and teams prepare for their first WCG Grand Final, a number of the best players from previous tournaments are set to return better than ever. Some of the most notable players returning include: Team Pentagram G-Shock from Poland, competing in CouterStrike™, Xiofeng <SKYCN> LI from China in WarCraft®III: Frozen Throne™, and Daniel <Hero> Schellhase from Germany in FIFA Soccer 07™.
The results of the group draw was announced with live flash service through the WCG official website in Seoul on Sep. 5th. Game fans from all over the world can now view the results of the group by logging onto (www.worldcybergames.com).
Based on previous WCG Grand Final results, Group G in CouterStrike™ looks to be among the most competitive groups in the tournament. Featuring premiere players like Fnatic from Sweden, Four-Kings from England, and g3nerationX from Brazil, Group G will likely be one of the most anticipated draws this year. In addition, the Silver medalist in WCG 2006, Yoan < 4k_ToD> Merlo from France, meets Jae Ho <Moon_Spirit> Moon from Korea in Group B.
"The 2007 World Cyber Games Grand Final is shaping up to be the biggest and most exciting tournament we've ever had," said Hyoung-seok Kim, CEO of International Cyber Marketing, the global organizer of the World Cyber Games. "Now that the field is set, we want to wish all gamers good luck in their journey to capture WCG gold."
The tournament structure of the WCG 2007 Grand Final consists of a full group league, followed by a single elimination tournament and culminating with the championship match for each game. The number of groups in a full league and the number of players in each tournament will be determined based on the final number of participants. For more specific information regarding the tournament structure and regulations of each official game for WCG 2007 Grand Final, please visit www.worldcybergames.com.
Partners of the 2007 World Cyber Games include Worldwide Partner Samsung Electronics; Premier Partners Microsoft Xbox 360 and Games For Windows, Circuit City Stores and Spike TV; Official Partners Synchmaster, Philips amBX, Dust-Off, Procurve Networking by HP and more.
WCG 2007 official games:
[8 PC Games]
StarCraft® : Brood War™
WarCraft® III : Frozen Throne™
FIFA Soccer 07™
Need for Speed™ : Carbon
Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars™
Age of Empires® III: The WarChiefs
[4 Xbox 360 Games]
Project Gotham Racing® 3
Dead or Alive® 4
Gears of War®
Tony Hawk's Project 8™