In Seattle for The World Cyber Games

We’re in Seattle today for the start of the World Cyber Games. Despite what it sounds like, the world cyber games is not a cyber sex competition. The event is the largest computer and video game festival in the world. Seattle has been choosen the host city for the world final.

Gamers from all over the world are flying in to QWest Field in downtown Seattle for four days of intense gaming to decide who is the best of the best. More than 1.5 million competitors around the world battled for a spot on their respective national teams. The pool has been narrowed to the elite 700 gamers representing a record 74 countries. These gamers will compete for gold medals, national glory, a share of $500,000 in cash and prizes, and the title of the “world’s best” in 12 different gaming titles.

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If you’re heading down to the games, keep an eye out for me and say hi if you do. Go Team Canada!


46 thoughts on “In Seattle for The World Cyber Games”

  1. Ron says:

    Cool, I’ve never even heard of this competition before. Go team US?

    1. Chino Yray says:

      do you live in a cave!? @___@

      1. Israel says:

        i dont and i never heard of this either.

  2. How did they let the root of all evil into the U.S.? :p

    1. GPT Sites says:

      He paid them lots of money.

  3. Shaun Carter says:

    I wish I had known about this, I would have gone out there myself. I’ve never been that great at video games, but I imagine this is like the video game olympics.

    1. Jauhari says:

      I really love playing video games too 😉 I think this make our live more colourful 🙂

  4. Saedel says:

    Sounds like fun. What game(s) are you joining in?

  5. Karthik says:

    Lol, I’m not alone at being baffled, am I? 😉
    World’s largest?! Oh well, guess its about time I get out of my cave.

  6. WarriorBlog says:

    Will they be playing Halo 3? 🙄

    1. Can’t be otherwise I’d be there 😉 ! Seriously though it’s got to be the best multi-player game to date.

  7. Chino Yray says:

    I don’t think Halo3 is part of WCG already.

  8. Joe says:

    I’m curious as to what game you’ll be playing myself, John! Is this for all sorts of games?

  9. Starfeeder says:

    DUDE COOL!

    WCG is the highest event in eSports, top Korean StarCraft gamers earn hundreds of thousands of USD. Koreans have dominated StarCraft at the WCG ever since it started, now US and European gamers are trying to take away that crown once again.

    I was actually about to blog about this, I’ll check back, take some pics!!!

  10. That Should be fun! 🙂 It’s been a long time since I’ve played a game on my computer… but hey they are still fun for some of us. Once you grow older and you spend a lot of time working you will forget about playing on…

  11. I have always feared games, i find them extremely addictive and hence have always kept distance, but this 4 days champ. sounds like a big fun.

    Sometimes i hate that I don’t live in the US. 😛

  12. Neil Duckett says:

    Sounds like Fun ….hey have similar events in Tokyo every year, not sure if they`re associated with this though.

  13. I told my parents that playing all of those video games when I was a kid wasn’t a waste of time! Too bad they didn’t believe me. 🙂

  14. Starfeeder says:

    http://www.worldcybergames.com/6th/TV/live_chat.asp

    Live video, Damn it I can’t believe I missed the StarCraft games and I blog about StarCraft lol!

    Missed the Counter-Strike matches as well, oh well it goes on till the weekend.

  15. Oh man this brings back memories. I used to be a pro CS player back in the day. I was so close to going to korea to compete in the world cyber games. Got second in the USA qualifier (got beat out by team 3d)

    good times though.

  16. Shams says:

    Carl you are in nostalgia 😈

    1. Big time. It’s kinda sad that it was probably the most exciting point of my life so far. I’m trying change that right now.

      lol.

  17. Shams says:

    Good Luck Mr. Mogul ❗

  18. Teejay says:

    Good Luck JC.

  19. Are too going John ?????

  20. Dandruff says:

    Great !! never heard of such a thing before.
    It’s coool John how you get to know these new things that keep happening around the world. but I am sure it’s would be a great experience to see the gamer’s in full form.

  21. JimmY says:

    Uh, more fun! This is nice! U`re a gamer huh?

  22. loredan says:

    Do you guys know of any similar events in Europe? I know a pretty popular one in Germany…any others?

  23. James Wilcox says:

    I would get destroyed at that competition because it’s all FPS games. I’m too much of an RPG player.

  24. Cyber? Who would have looked at it like that! Some people just have dirty minds! 😯

  25. Israel says:

    you get to have all the fun dont ya.

  26. AnitoKid says:

    Sounds like fun! And I bet there will be upcoming games to be previewed too! Awesome!

  27. gaman says:

    Yea.. the Koreans rules in Starcraft .. no I am not Korean.
    Check out these videos during the 2006 WCG

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhD6GGZSb5w
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5Fd6fHNdsE&mode=related&search=

    It’s pretty exciting.

  28. Hoto says:

    :mrgreen: that`s a great event. i wish i could be there too. i plan to go to the games convention in leipzig germany next year. i just love computer games.

  29. I have heard something about this… seems to be quite interesting 🙂

  30. Go Team Canada? What is going on here? An Olympiad? How many nations and how many events?

  31. Tibi Puiu says:

    I’m a Warcraft III geek myself, I’ve been watching the whole thing on streams since it started yesterday. GOGOGO 4k^Grubby and 4k^ToD 😀

  32. Starfeeder says:

    The next big game next year will be StarCraft 2, so if any of you are looking to get back into amateur or professional gaming look out for it. Also Starfeeder.com will be running prize StarCraft 2 tournaments too, we’re not just a blog 😉

  33. Counter Strike Forever!!! 😎

  34. Crenk says:

    This looks like a pretty cool event does any else cover it??

  35. Wahlau.NET says:

    would love to be there to watch them play

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