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USA, Korea, and Netherlands Winners at Cyber Games

Zonk posted more than 9 years ago | from the cue-john-williams-music dept.

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An anonymous reader writes "CNN is carrying a story about Team USA's win at the World Cyber Games. Amid fanfare fit for actual world-class athletes, five Americans with really quick fingers took home the gold medal in the popular "Counter Strike" competition of the World Cyber Games championships, capping five days of intense gaming by the world's elite." The US team came away with two golds and a bronze, third overall. Congrats also to South Korea, second overall, and the Netherlands who came in first in the medal tally. The BBC also has coverage of the event's results.

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You'll know it's a real sport... (1)

Otter (3800) | more than 9 years ago | (#10493260)

...when the South Koreans file their protest demanding that the Dutch medals be overturned...

Re:You'll know it's a real sport... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10494420)

SK has had valid grievances against the U.S. in short-track skating and gymanastics in recent years, both times at the Olympics. Look into both cases, and you'll find that officiating sports bodies have upheld their complaints in both cases, while event organizers simply don't want to go through the scandalous, tedious process of righting the mistakes of the judges.

Re:You'll know it's a real sport... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10497729)

Well the south koreans did better overall than any other country since their medal count of 2 gold 3 silver and 1 bronze is better overall than 3 gold and one bronze of the Dutch. The next highest total medals is the USA with 2 golds and 1 bronze. The did place in 5 out of a total of 8 events.

Gotta love journalism (5, Funny)

Twylite (234238) | more than 9 years ago | (#10493303)

CNN: USA wins World Cyber Games.

BBC: UK did great, but our best players actually represented their home countries so the Netherlands won. All of our other players did great, but got knocked out early.

Slashdot: USA wins
... uh ... some medals that is. They came third, really.

WCG:
First place: The Netherlands
Second place: South Korea
Third place: USA

Re:Gotta love journalism (3, Insightful)

0x0d0a (568518) | more than 9 years ago | (#10493506)

Pissed off nationalists are a large, manipulable pool to use -- if you're trying to build up a world video game competition, try feeding off of nationalist feelings.

Re:Gotta love journalism (2, Funny)

Deraj DeZine (726641) | more than 9 years ago | (#10493627)

You forgot the news reports from the North Korean media: Kim Jong-Il Single-Handedly Defeats Capitalist Infidels in Yet Another Competition.

Brood Wars and a question (1)

rhettoric (772376) | more than 9 years ago | (#10493338)

It's facinating to me that, despite its age, Brood Wars is still heavily played. Just goes to show you that a game doesn't have to have the absolute Best Graphics Ever(tm) to be good. In fact, I'm off to go play load-runner on my apple 2e as soon as I'm done posting this...but I digress

Does anyone know where I can download some quicktime files of the wcg gameplay? I noticed they had a wcgtv section on the website but it looks like that was for live broadcasts.

I'm looking forward to the day when gameplay in these events are broadcast on an espn-like channel. These players are fantastic at what they do.

Re:Brood Wars and a question (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10493671)

www.gotfrag.com
For HLTV demos of the CS:CZ competition (probably either the top or 2nd to Starcraft competition, in terms of popularity). USA's team, Team 3D won. Nobody expected them to, and they really showed the world that they are back :)

You need to register a free account I think to download them...

I don't know where you can get movie files of the event sorry :(

Re:Brood Wars and a question (2, Insightful)

Kumorigoe (816912) | more than 9 years ago | (#10494829)

I agree. I think that games these days are getting to the point where pretty graphics are trying to make up for horrible gameplay. Like movies and special effects. I remember playing Starcraft and Diablo back in the day, and before that, as far back as Dragon Warrior and the first Final Fantasy. I'd much rather buy a game with mediocre graphics and escellent play than the other way around.

Re:Brood Wars and a question (2, Informative)

j1ggl3x (701715) | more than 9 years ago | (#10498279)

Don't think there are any videos, but your best bet would be to grab the replay files [worldcybergames.com] (weird "seems to only work in IE" registration required) and load it into the games.

I attended the Starcraft, Warcraft and CS finals and they were pretty exciting to watch. Although, with only one screen on the starcraft and warcraft, the observers sometimes missed some action. Even on the CS finals, they had one screen devoted to the overhead map and one screen rotating between players, but they missed some really awesome kills when there was a lot of action going on. That's probably why the replay files would be better than video since you can control the camera. The only hitch is having all the games needed to watch the replays.

World Cyber games are like the Special Olympics... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10493914)

...even if you win, you're still a retard!

Re:World Cyber games are like the Special Olympics (2, Insightful)

Shufly (808040) | more than 9 years ago | (#10497640)

Yeah, a retard with a peice of the $400,000 in prize money.

Screw the other games... (1)

Teh Anonymous Coward (809263) | more than 9 years ago | (#10498914)

CS (CS:CZ) is still the worlds largest competative multiplayer game out there, and since USA won that, I'm going to argue that they got first overall. I just like fighting the system ;D
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