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World Cyber Games Selects HWH PR/New MediaU.S. hosts Worldwide Grand Final Tournament for the first time ever (July 09, 2004)
The World Cyber Games (www.worldcybergames.com) has selected HWH PR/New Media as its public relations agency for the 2004 Grand Final. From October 6-10, 2004 San Francisco will become the world's cyber capital when the World Cyber Games Grand Final is held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.
The Grand Final will bring 700 champion gamers from 64 countries to compete for world titles and prize money. Including prizes from national finals, global winnings for the World Cyber Games is estimated to reach (US) $2.5 million this year.
?The international elite are already competing to reach the Grand Final where a $400,000 prize pool and various events are waiting for young gamers. said Hank Jeong, CEO of ICM, the organizer of the World Cyber Games. Gaming fans will be flocking to San Francisco to witness the drama of the finals and to enjoy the worlds largest computer and video game festival."
Launched in 2000, the World Cyber Games has grown to be the worlds most popular festival for digital entertainment. More than one million gaming lovers are expected to participate in this year's online and offline events.
Eight official WGC 2004 games will be played offline this year in San Francisco:
- StarCraft: Brood War
- WarCraft III: The Frozen Throne
- Need for Speed: Underground
- FIFA Soccer 2004
- Unreal Tournament 2004
- Halo (Xbox)
- Project Gotham Racing 2 (Xbox)
Samsung Electronics, also represented by HWH Public Relations in the US, is the worldwide sponsor for the World Cyber Games.
About The World Cyber Games
The World Cyber Games (www.worldcybergames.com) is a global game culture festival that was founded in 2000 to promote global harmony through e- sports. The event started in 2001, and has been running annually ever since (this will be the fourth year). With the tagline "Beyond the Game" and with contestants from 64 countries expected to participate in this year's event, 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 2004 Games in San Francisco will run for 5 days from October 6 through October 10.
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