World Cyber Games 2008
WCG 2008 is on. The Cyber Game Festival will be held in Cologne, Germany this year and the Philippine contingent better make it to the finals this time. Spent the whole afternoon at City Kart Racing to attend the press launch of the 2008 World Cyber Games, and of course some kart racing.
For avid gamers, the WCG is like the Olympics of gaming and for the last 7 years, the Philippines is one of the many countries vying for the championship (the farthest we’ve gone is in the quarterfinals of 2005).
Preliminaries will be held starting May 17 while provincial eliminations will be held in Davao City and Cebu City between June 14 to 22.
Official games include Counterstrike 1.6, WarCraft 3: Frozen Throne, Command and Conquer 3, Kane’s Wrath and the new game Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock. The absence of Starcraft is quite obvious, as it was one of the highlights of the previous year’s competition. Not sure why. Forgot to ask.
Those not familiar with the tournament, watch this National Geographic feature on the finals of the World Cybergames 2005 held in Suntec, Singapore.
You can get more updates at the WCG PH website here.
Side note: Everybody should try that City Kart Racing. It’s so cool. I finished second in my batch during the race but never made it to the top 3. No prize for me here; just some sore phalanges and a hip injury.