World Cyber Games 2011 Grand Finals

BY Andrew Miesner / December 8, 2011

Last night saw the first day of the World Cyber Games 2011 Grand Finals in Busan, South Korea. This is a noteworthy event because this year’s WCG has replaced StarCraft: Brood War with StarCraft II, which is a pretty big deal considering the WCG Finals are in Korea. StarCraft II is only one of nine games being played in the tournament. The other games include:

  • Counter-Strike 1.6
  • CrossFire
  • FIFA 2011
  • League of Legends
  • Special Force
  • Tekken 6
  • Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne
  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm

With all of these tournaments going on it can get confusing trying to find out when each game will be featured on one of the three streams. Good thing WCG has released a pretty detailed broadcast schedule, found here, listing when you can catch the games you want. Speaking of streams, you’re going to want to watch all the StarCraft II at WCG you can considering commentary is provided by Tasteless and Artosis, arguably the two best commentators in the world.

If Tastosis isn’t enough to get you to tune in, maybe the killer line up of players will. At WCG 2011 you’ll get to see games from players like:

  • mOOnGLaDe
  • Empire.Kas
  • IMmvp
  • EG.HuK
  • MarineKingPrime.WE
  • oGs.SuperNoVa

Playing in the World Cyber Games is a pretty important milestone in a programers career. For those of you who don’t know, the WCG started way back in 2000 and, for a long time, was the biggest eSports event in the world. Players are going to be giving it their all just for the prestige of playing for their country and having a WCG win under their belt. As if that’s not enough motivation, first place also takes home $20,000.

The World Cyber Game Grand Finals are being streamed for free and can be seen here. Please note that the WCG broadcast is on Korean time so the even’t doesn’t start until 9:00 PM EST.