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Top Finishers Took Home More Than $20,000 In Cash & Prizes
As They Earned A Berth In The WCG USA National Finals This September

NEW YORK – June 5, 2007 – Last weekend, 68 of the United States’ top gamers faced off at the World Cyber Games (WCG) US Open video game tournament in New York City to decide the best of the best in American gaming. The two-day competition showcased some of the finest gaming action in the world, awarding top finishing players and teams with more than $20,000 in cash and Circuit City Gift Cards, along with the big prize - an automatic berth in the US National Finals this September. The 2007 WCG US Open champions are:

Half-Life®: Counter-Strike™ 1.6 (PC) – eMazing Gaming
Age of Empires® III: The WarChiefs (PC) - Milo "MrMilo" Phillips-Brown
Dead or Alive® 4 (Xbox 360) - Emmanuel "Master" Rodriguez
Project Gotham Racing® 3 (Xbox 360) - Wesley "Chompr" Cwiklo
Starcraft®: Brood WarTM (PC) - Tyler "Nony" Wasieleski
Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium WarsTM (PC) - Albert "GeNThO" Berriz
Need For Speed™ Carbon (PC) - Kamran "omegaelite" Siddiqui
FIFA Soccer 07 (PC) - Juan "H2k-Juanqui" Alvarado
Gears of War® (Xbox 360) - MoB Turtle Beach

Additionally, Tomas “Sup3rmario” Ornelas was the winner of Tony Hawk’s Project 8 Open Tournament, with a two-minute free skate run of 4.3+ million. Outscoring all competitors by more than 2 million points, the MoB Turtle Beach team member beat out over 60 other contestants, including spectators and local gamers, to take home the $1000 in cash and prizes, and an automatic berth in the National Final.

In addition to the over $20,000 in cash and prizes and automatic berths to the WCG USA National Finals, first place winners were also awarded roundtrip airfare and hotel accommodations to Cancun, Mexico to compete in the WCG Pan-American Championships. The Pan-American Championships, taking place June 22nd – 24th, are composed of professional gamers from 10 countries in North and South America who will compete in eight of the WCG official gaming titles.

With well over one million players from more than 70 countries, the World Cyber Games is the gaming world’s premier tournament. Featuring online and offline events held throughout the world, the year-long series attracted more than 1.3 million competitors world-wide in 2006. The WCG 2006 Grand Final in Monza, Italy broke new ground as more than 24 million people tuned in to watch the competition unfold in real-time, marking the first-ever global, live satellite broadcast for an e-Sports event. This year’s WCG 2007 Grand Final will be held in Seattle, Washington. For more information about the WCG US Open, or to find out how to register to play in the WCG USA tournament, visit: www.worldcybergames.com/usa .

The World Cyber Games (www.worldcybergames.com) is the premier blue chip global video game tournament and culture festival. Founded in 2000 to promote global harmony through e-Sports, the WCG has grown steadily ever since. Behind the slogan "Beyond the Game" and with contestants from more than 70 countries expected to participate in this year's event, the World Cyber Games has developed into a true global phenomenon with arguably the largest prize amount at stake. The World Cyber Games prides itself on leading the "Digital Entertainment Culture."

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