Players from 67 countries will compete in over 1,000 matches to declare the world’s ultimate video game champion. And that champion will be walking away with $435,000.
The World Cyber Games, while not as prestigious as The Olympics, has been around since it started in 2000 in South Korea. Last year, the WCGs were held in San Francisco.
This year the competition is going to be fierce. Let’s hear from a few of the contestants:
19-year old Michael “Chocoyote” Opree from Germany tells potential gamers to “Go have a lot of sleep so you can concentrate on the day and really look for (your) challengers. Get to know something about them, how they play, their game-style, their crosses, their tactics.”
Austrian Verena Vlajo, the only female participant, says “It’s cool to be the first and only woman here, but I’m just a gamer like everybody else.”