World Cyber Games Final at NYAF 2009

The New York Anime Festival will serve as the World Cyber Games ' USA National Final, with the winners crowned at NYAF going on to play the best gamers in the world. The WCG is a year-long, international tournament widely renowned as the Olympics of Video Games. In it, more than 1.5 million gamers from 74 countries compete for a share of more than $100,000 in cash and prizes and the chance to play in the Grand Final this year taking place in Chengdu, China.

Gamers will be able to see elite competitors live at NYAF as the WCG USA National Final will host several returning members of last year's WCG Team USA as well as the cast of the SCI FI Channel's WCG Ultimate Gamer. All will be gaming all weekend on Samsung high definition TVs, monitors, and mobile phones. PC, console, and mobile games featured in the WCG USA 2009 tournament include:
  • Half-Life®: Counter-Strike™ 1.6 (5 v. 5 Team FPS)
  • Starcraft®: Brood War™: (1 v. 1 RTS)
  • WarCraft® III: The Frozen Throne™ (1 v. 1 RTS)
  • FIFA Soccer 09 (1 v. 1 Sports)
  • Carom3D (1 v. 1 Casual)
  • Red Stone (4 v. 4 Team MMORPG)
  • Gears of War 2® (4 v. 4 Team FPS) US title only
  • Guitar Hero® World Tour (1 v. 1 Music)
  • Virtua Fighter® 5 (1 v. 1 Fighting)
  • Asphalt 3: Street Rules (1 v. 1 Racing)
  • WiseStar (1 v. 1 Strategy)
Registration for the 2009 WCG USA Championship Tournament is open now. US citizens are invited to visit www.wcg.com/usa to register for this year's tournament and to obtain more information about the WCG USA Championship tournament, the WCG Ultimate Gamer TV show, and WCG's Team USA.

For more information about the 2009 New York Anime Festival, please visit the show's official website and blog.

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