World Cyber Games 2005

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World Cyber Games Finals in Singapore 2005

The World Cyber Games 2005 was held in Singapore at Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 16 to 20 November 2005. There were over 800 players from 67 countries. Over 39,000 spectators turned up at the games to cheer for the players. The grand prize for the game is US$435,000.

Games played at WCG 2005[edit]

Official games

PC games

Xbox games

Special tournament game

  • freestyle

Mobile tournament games

Promotional event game

  • Carom 3D

Awards and medals[edit]

Classification Game Gold Silver Bronze Fourth to eighth
Official games Counter-Strike: Source US$50 000 US$25 000 US$10 000 Prizes (total US$50 000)
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne US$40 000 US$10 000 US$5 000 Prizes (total US$5 000)
StarCraft: Brood War US$20 000 US$10 000 US$5 000 Prizes (total US$5 000)
FIFA Football 2005 US$20 000 US$10 000 US$5 000 Prizes (total US$5 000)
Need For Speed: Underground 2 US$20 000 US$10 000 US$5 000 Prizes (total US$5 000)
Halo 2 US$20 000 US$10 000 US$5 000 Prizes (total US$10 000)
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War US$20 000 US$10 000 US$5 000 Prizes (total US$5 000)
Dead or Alive Ultimate US$15 000 US$10 000 US$5 000 Prizes (total US$5 000)
Special tournament freestyle US$20 000

Players' village[edit]

The Costa Sands Resort (Downtown East) in Singapore served as the WCG 2005 Players' Village. About 800 national representatives who advanced from the WCG 2005 national championships stayed at the Players' Village during the WCG 2005 Grand Final.

Sponsors[edit]

Worldwide sponsor

Premier sponsors

Official sponsors

Official suppliers

Host broadcaster

Official media partners

Official gaming magazine

  • Gameaxis
  • Playworks

Official partners

Commentators[edit]

Online audio and video coverage was provided by Inside the Game[dead link].

Marcus Graham

Nickname: djWHEAT

WCG events covered: WCG 2004 Grand Final in San Francisco, WCG 2003 Grand Final in Seoul

Games covered: Counter-Strike: Source, Dead or Alive Ultimate, Halo 2

WCG 2005 was Marcus' 4th World Cyber Games Grand Final event. Marcus' biggest break into the world of e-Sports commentary came when he was unable to follow clan519 to Paris to compete in LAN Arena 7. It was decided that he would provide coverage from home so people in North America could follow the tournament as it progressed. The event sparked a lot of interest in the Quake community, and Marcus realized the potential impact that this form of organized game coverage could have on the entire gaming scene. After spending nearly nine months studying both sports and e-sports commentary, Marcus was ready to unleash his might on the world. Marcus' passion for gaming is fueled by the people with whom he works and the fact that he believes e-Sports commentary is an essential element in making professional gaming a reality.

Stuart Saw

Nickname: TosspoT

WCG events covered: WCG 2004 Grand Final in San Francisco

Games covered: Counter-Strike: Source, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, FIFA Football 2005

Stuart's gaming passion is deeply rooted in ID's Wolfenstein series. Stuart has been prominent in the Return to Castle Wolfenstein and Enemy Territory communities for many years. More recently, he's ventured out into the world of gaming and has dabbled in Counter-Strike, Quake, and Real Time Strategy games. The WCG Grand Finals in San Francisco in 2004 was Stuart's first LAN event, but he is eager to return to the event that gave him a chance to see how amazing competitive LANs can be! Stuart provided commentary for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and FIFA in San Francisco.

Paul Chaloner

Nickname: ReDeYe

Games covered: Counter-Strike: Source, Need For Speed: Underground 2, FIFA Football 2005

A long time online gamer with over five years of experience in Unreal-based First Person Shooters, Paul took up game commentary on his own, borrowing servers for EuroCup 2003. Since then, Paul has covered the Finals of many events, such as Unreal Tournament, UT2003, and UT2004 in EuroCup and Nations Cup, and also Counter-Strike: Source Cup Finals.

Some of his credentials include coverage of the highly publicized Jolt/PC Zone Reader's Challenge. Paul was also featured in PC Zone magazine (UK).

Jason Hutchison

Nickname: NiceGuyEd

Games covered: Counter-Strike: Source, FIFA Football 2005, Need For Speed: Underground 2, Dead or Alive Ultimate, Halo 2

Jason has been gaming for almost his entire life. His love of gaming became evident after his mother demanded he go outside and play: his response was to take the television out onto the deck and continue to play Mike Tyson's Punch Out outside. Jason's online gaming career began with Quake II, where he first met Marcus 'djWHEAT' Graham. Jason also plays a large variety of Massively multiplayer online games, beginning with Ultima Online and more currently, World of Warcraft. He has played Quake II, Unreal Tournament 2004, and Soulcalibur II competitively with some degree of success.

Christopher Iannitti

Nickname: WaCKSteVeN

WCG events covered: WCG 2004 Grand Final in San Francisco, WCG 2003 Grand Final in Seoul

Games covered: StarCraft: Brood War, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne

Chris is a gamer first and a broadcaster second. Starting at the age of five on his Atari and branching out from there, Chris spent his childhood honing his skills on such titles as Kung Fu Master, Contra, and Bad Dudes. This love of computer games and a rather unhealthy obsession with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles led a friend to introduce him to a book on computer animation, which increased his interest. E-Sports commentary has been a great deal of fun for him, allowing interaction with professional gamers and people in the industry. In addition to playing Real Time Strategy games such as Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and StarCraft: Brood War, Chris has covered Enemy Territory and Unreal Tournament 2004. He has been an important voice at the WCG Grand Final in 2003 and 2004.

Nicolas Plott

Nickname: Tasteless

Games covered: StarCraft: Brood War, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War

Nick has been playing games competitively for as long as he can remember. He boasts the title of sponsored member of the RSGaming pro-team, which is currently one of the most elite StarCraft teams in the Western hemisphere.

At the World Cyber Games USA National Qualifiers, Nick had the opportunity to show the world his extensive knowledge in StarCraft, which secured him a spot on the Grand Finals coverage team.

Kim Phan

Nickname: bunny

Games covered: StarCraft: Brood War, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne

Kim didn't start playing PC games until college, but she's been playing console games since the age of five. The first PC game to really capture her attention was StarCraft: Brood War, which she played addictively for four years. She later began playing Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos when it was released by Blizzard Entertainment, thus branching out to another type of Real Time Strategy game. She continues playing to this day with over 4000 games logged on her Battle.net account.

Kim got into game commentary two years ago, casually at first then on a more serious basis when she joined Gamesports.de. Her online commentary experience includes leagues such as ESL WC3L, MCL, and Revelcell Masters. Kim has also covered regular online tournaments such as the WC3M, inCup, Show Matches, and Invitationals hosted by various clans and teams.

Results[edit]

Official[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Counter-Strike: Source Team3D
United States
Josh Sievers
(Dominator)
k23
Kazakhstan
Dauren Kystaubayev
(AdreN)
Team_EG
Canada
Matt Stevenson
(bl00dsh0t)
Michael So
(method)
Alexander Yakovlev
(beAst)
Pasha Lari
(LaRi)
Salvatore Garozzo
(Volcano)
Asset Sembiev
(Solaar)
Griffin Benger
(shaGuar)
Kyle Miller
(Ksharp)
Anvar Nasirov
(anv1k)
Robert Tyndale
(blackpanther)
Ronald Kim
(Rambo)
Nurtas Mamytbayev
(Nur1k)
Jimmy Lin
(Lin)
Need For Speed: Underground 2 Brazil Giovani Magri (GearGG) Brazil Danilo Barros (N4_Godsmack) Russia Konstantin Vanisov (USSR_MrKot)
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War South Korea Ryoo Kyung Hyun (TmG SeleCT) Brazil André Zilio (TmG QuanChi) Germany Simon Pletzer (TmG InSAnE)
StarCraft: Brood War South Korea Jae-Hoon Lee (fOru) Russia Andrey Kukhianidze (3D Androide) Australia Peter Neate (Legionnaire)
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne China Li Xiaofeng (SKYCN) United States Dennis Chan (BenQGeiLShort) Netherlands Manuel Schenkhuizen (Grubby)
FIFA Football 2005 Germany Dennis Schellhase (styla) Russia Gusev Victor (x4Alexx) Spain Moreno Torralbo (eDuYepp)
Halo 2 Team3D(OGRES)
United States
Dan Ryan
(OGRE1)
TEAM_EG
Canada
Nelson Triana
(Gspot)
Halo1style
France
Maxime Billieres
(MaCks_Myers)
Tom Ryan
(OGRE2)
Jason The
(SadPanda)
Philemon Kammer
(phiL)
Dead or Alive Ultimate Japan Tomoyuki Inui (Katsuninken) Singapore Wilson Chia (Tetra) South Korea Dong-Heon Han (Shinobi)

Special[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
FreeStyle BOXOUT
South Korea
Chung-Hee Kim SAMASAMA
South Korea
Hyung-Kwon Song NicePlay
Taiwan
Hsieh Chao-I
Song Sang-Yup Jang Ju-Yuk Ma Te-Ru
Yun Bin Jung Yong Chou Ming-Hung

Mobile[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Bruce Lee  ? Taiwan Chang Ming-Tsung  ?
Chopper Rescue South Africa Tammy Brook-Smith  ?  ?
Goolie  ?  ?  ?
Midtown Madness 3  ?  ?  ?

Promotional[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Carom 3D  ?  ?  ?
Results by country
Country Gold Silver Bronze
Flag of the United States.svg US 2 1
Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea 2 1
Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil 1 2
Flag of Germany.svg Germany 1 1
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China 1
Flag of Japan.svg Japan 1
Flag of Russia.svg Russia 2 1
Flag of Canada.svg Canada 1 1
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Kazakhstan 1
Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore 1
Flag of Australia.svg Australia 1
Flag of France.svg France 1
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 1
Flag of Spain.svg Spain 1

Notable participant[edit]

  • Verena Vlajo (Austria), the first female participant

External links[edit]