World Cyber Games Announces Team USA

America's 22 Best Gamers To Compete Against Over 700 Players From 75

Countries In e-Sports' Biggest and Most Prestigious Tournament - The 2007

World Cyber Games Grand Final - Taking Place In Seattle Oct. 4-7

Sep 16, 2007, 01:00 ET from World Cyber Games

    ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Cyber Games (WCG)
 2007 USA Championship: National Final concluded today at Universal Orlando
 Resort with 22 of the finest video game players in the country earning a
 share of $100,000 in cash and prizes and spot on TEAM USA's roster. Now the
 American Team will travel to Seattle, Washington October 4-7 to compete on
 the biggest stage in competitive gaming -- The World Cyber Games 2007 Grand
     Earlier this year, over 10,000 gamers set out to make the United
 States' national team by enduring online qualifiers, live regional
 qualifiers and finally the WCG USA National Final. Those elite 22 players
 now comprise TEAM USA and will face off next month against 700 top gamers
 from 75 countries for gold medals and a share of nearly $500,000 in cash
 and prizes.
     Team USA 2007 Includes:
     StarCraft(R): Brood War(TM)
     Champion: Geoff Robinson (Mill Creek, WA)
     Runner Up: Daniel Eidson (Reston, VA)
     WarCraft(R) III: Frozen Throne(TM)
     Champion: Phil Crawford (Hopewell Junction, NY)
     Champion: Team Emazing Games (eMg)
     Michael Guevara (Queens, NY)
     Scott Cavallero (Vineland, NJ)
     Matt Beahan (Plymouth Meeting, PA)
     Nazar Vynnytsky (Queens, NY)
     Robert Irey Jr. (Birdsboro, PA)
     FIFA Soccer 07
     Champion: Felipe Stoyne (South Plainfield, NJ)
     Need for Speed(TM): Carbon
     Champion: Kamran Siddiqui (Orlando, FL)
     Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars(TM)
     Champion: Shawn Teeter (San Diego, CA)
     Runner-Up: David Lathrop (Fulton, NY)
     Age of Empires(R) III: The WarChiefs
     Champion: Ragave Phadke (Buffalo, NY)
     Xbox 360 Games
     Project Gotham Racing(R) 3
     Champion: Wes Cwiklo (Camarillo, CA)
     Brian Boyle (Lincolnshire, IL)
     Dead or Alive(R) 4
     Champion: Carl White (Toledo, OH)
     Runner-Up: Jeremy Florence (Rio Rancho, NM)
     Gears of War(R)
     Champion: Team Infinite
     Keith Haggen (Phoenix, AZ)
     Jesse Cranker (Bowling Green, OH)
     Michael Cannon (Harrisburg, PA)
     Jesse Rodriguez (Chicago, IL)
     Tony Hawk's Project 8(TM)
     Champion: Dustin Valcalda (Reno, NV)
     Widely regarded as the "Olympics" of competitive video game
 tournaments, this year's WCG USA National Final showcased some of the most
 exciting and competitive gaming action in e-Sports. With an audience of
 well over 10,000, packing the Universal Studios' Soundstage 33 over the
 course of the three day event, this year's WCG USA Championship series was
 by far the most competitive National Final in the league's seven year
     "The high level of play at the WCG USA 2007 National Final not only
 exceeded my expectations, it was a great indication of the progression of
 e- Sports in this country," said Michael Arzt, General Manager, World Cyber
 Games USA. "TEAM USA has a tremendous opportunity to compete against some
 of the world's most renowned gamers and bring home some serious hardware.
 Next month's WCG Grand Final will certainly be an event not to miss."
     The 22 players who comprise TEAM USA's roster will now travel to host
 city Seattle, WA on October 4th - 7th for the 2007 World Cyber Games Grand
 Final, taking place at Qwest Field.
     The World Cyber Games 2007 National Final will be televised on Spike TV
 on October 12th. The Grand Final will be televised on November 9th.
     For more information on the World Cyber Games, please visit
     The World Cyber Games ( is the premiere blue
 chip global tournament and cultural cyber festival in gaming, with well
 over 1 million players from more than 70 countries participating annually.
 Founded in 2000 and credited with launching the professional careers of
 many of the planet's top video game players, the World Cyber Games uses a
 yearlong tournament format, which begins with online, regional and national
 competitions in each country. National finalists then compete in the
 ultimate international tournament in e-Sports, The World Cyber Games Grand
 Final, where each country's best players compete for the largest and most
 prestigious prize in competitive gaming. The 2007 Grand Final will be held
 at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington October 4 - 7.

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