Nearly 5,000 Fans and On-lookers Watched as the Best Gamers in the World Fought it out in Street Fighter IV, Soulcalibur IV, Dead or Alive 4 and Virtua Fighter 5
WCG Ultimate Gamer Concludes Tonight on the Sci Fi Channel
NEW YORK, NY. April 28, 2009 - Nearly 5,000 fans and gamers converged on the Samsung Experience in New York City's Time Warner Center this past weekend for the first annual WCG Fighter Club. The first of many year-long video game events from the World Cyber Games, the premier international video game competition and festival, WCG Fighter Club pitted the world's elite fighting gamers against each other in the top fighting games on the market including Capcom's Street Fighter IV, Tecmo's Dead or Alive 4, Namco's Soulcalibur IV, and Sega's Virtua Fighter 5.
After two days of heated competition, the following gamers reigned supreme as they took home cash and digital prizes:
• Street Fighter IV - Justin 'Marvelous' Wong (New York, NY) - Justin continued his reign as the undisputed world champion beating all challengers including his rival Arturo 'Sabin' Sanchez in the finals
• Dead or Alive 4 - Jeremy 'Black Mamba' Florence (Rio Rancho, NM) -- Current WCG champion 'Black Mamba' defended his title, solidifying his name in DOA 4 history
• Soulcalibur IV - Philip Atkinson (Piscataway, NJ)
• Virtua Fighter 5 - Yohsuke Lizuka (Japan) - Yohsuke traveled all the way from Japan to win the competition
For more exciting game competition, fans can tune in to the Sci Fi Channel this evening at 10pm EST for the finale of the exciting 8-episode elimination-style reality series WCG Ultimate Gamer. The climatic ending finds Jamal 'Zophar321,' Mark 'applesauce' and Robert 'Prod1gy' battling against each other to become the Ultimate Gamer. The winner receives a prize package that includes $100,000 and the ultimate Samsung electronics package. The winner will also become the face of the WCG and represent the world's largest video gaming organization in events around the globe, including the 2009 Grand Final in China.
ABOUT THE WORLD CYBER GAMES
The World Cyber Games ( www.wcg.com) is the premiere global e-Sports tournament and festival, with about 800 players from 78 countries participating at WCG 2008 Grand Final. Founded in 2000 and credited with launching the professional careers of many of the planet's top competitive video game players, the World Cyber Games uses a year-long tournament format, which begins with online, regional and national competitions in each country. National finalists then convene to compete in the ultimate international tournament in e-Sports, The World Cyber Games Grand Final, where each country's best players battle for the largest and most prestigious prizes in competitive gaming. The WCG 2009 Grand Final will be held in Chengdu, China.
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