NEW YORK, N.Y., July 18, 2005 â€“ The World Cyber Games, the premiere international computer and video gaming festival, announced that the most anticipated PC title of the year, Battlefield 2, will be the official demonstration game for the 2005 WCG US competition. The battle kicks off today July 18 at iGames affiliated gaming centers nationwide. As the official WCG demo game in US, the Battlefield 2 ladder provides an opportunity for friendly competition with a total prize pool estimated at more than $20,000.
The Battlefield 2 ladder will be played in eight-versus-eight conquest mode, meaning 16 players will compete at one time. Organizers selected the game based on its team oriented game play which reflects the spirit of the World Cyber Games. Battlefield 2 brings the intensity and excitement of the award winning Battlefield 1942 game in to the modern era with enhanced team play and the latest, most technologically advanced vehicles and weapons systems available on the planet. Players will fight for the United States, China, or the newly formed Middle East Coalition, engaging in major conflicts with over 64 players in some of the largest PC online battles. For a list of participating iGames centers and to register, please visit: http://us.worldcybergames.com/sp/web/us_championship/uc_game_battlefield.asp?nation_code=N3N01
The WCG Battlefield 2 demonstration game is presented by Intel and co-sponsored by NVIDIA/XFX. Raffle Prizes include one (1) Alienware Computer (Area51), two (2) GeForce 6600 GT Graphic Cards as well as Battlefield two (2) Zboards gaming keyboards. Prizes are courtesy of Alienware, Idea Zone, Game Daemons, and Monster Ghecko.
For those interested in more intense competition, the 2005 WCG US competition is entering its regional preliminaries stage. Players who advance during the regional qualifier rounds qualify for the WCG USA National Finals to be held September 8 through 10, 2005 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. There players will compete for a prize pool of $34,000 and a chance at the ultimate honor in e-sports, representing America in Singapore to compete against the world's best gamers at the 2005 World Cyber Games Grand Final and win a share of over $400,000 in cash and prizes. The action can be followed online: us.worldcybergames.com
Samsung Electronics is a global sponsor of the World Cyber Games.
About World Cyber Games
South Korea-based International Cyber Marketing (www.worldcybergames.com) is the global organizer of the World Cyber Games, the world's largest computer and video game festival and is responsible for all WCG interactive game tournaments to be held in about 70 countries this year. This year the winners of each national event series will compete for the world championship title and prizes worth more than $400,000. Last year's WCG Grand Final was held in San Francisco, California with more than 642 gamers from 59 countries, attracting major media such as The New York Times, San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Chronicle, CNN, Associated Press, Reuters, ABC, NBC, CBS, and many more.
iGames, Inc., was founded in 1996 in order to promote and develop the growth of the game center industry. iGames has established strong relationships with game industry leaders to provide a variety of products, services and programs to support its members, comprised of independent and franchised game centers, and gamers. Some of the programs developed and/or facilitated by iGames include software licensing, hardware discounts, exclusive game premiers, tournaments, and game showcases. Today, the company associates with more than 600 centers and 45,000 players, initiating and co-organizing more than 200 game events each year. For more information, please visit www.iGames.org.