The World Cyber Games (WCG), the recognized leader for global video game competitions, and The New York Anime Festival (NYAF), an anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture convention from the creators of New York Comic Con, today announced a partnership that will welcome America’s very best gamers to the 2009 New York Anime Festival — September 25-27 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York, NY.
Two Hundred of the best gamers in America will battle it out on nine different gaming titles for one of the thirteen spots on TEAM USA and the chance to take home a share of more than $100,000 in cash and prizes. Members of TEAM USA will then travel to Chengedu, China to take on the world’s best gamers from 70 other countries at the WCG 2009 Grand Final.
The titles are as follows:
Half-Life®: Counter-Strike™ 1.6 (5 v. 5 Team FPS )
Starcraft®: Brood War™: (1 v. 1 RTS)
WarCraft® III: The Frozen Throne™ (1 v. 1 RTS)
FIFA Soccer 09 (1 v. 1 Sports)
Carom3D (1 v. 1 Casual)
Red Stone (4 v. 4 Team MMORPG)
Gears of War 2® (4 v. 4 Team FPS) US title only
Guitar Hero® World Tour (1 v. 1 Music)
Virtua Fighter® 5 (1 v. 1 Fighting)
Asphalt 3: Street Rules (1 v. 1 Racing)
WiseStar (1 v. 1 Strategy)
The New York Anime Festival dates and times are:
Friday, September 25 | 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Saturday, September 26 | 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 27 | 10:00 AM – 5:00PM
Quote from Lance Fensterman, Show Manager of the New York Anime Festival:
We are very excited to partner with the World Cyber Games. Our attendees hunger for video games, and the WCG will provide fans with the best of the best. The WCG National Final is a unique event that we are honored to host.