As proud sponsor of World Cyber Games, Samsung invites cyber athletes to
face off using the Series 7 Gaming Laptop to represent Canada at global
finals in China
TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Do you have what it takes to be one of
Canada's best gamers? Samsung and World Cyber Games (WCG) are teaming
up to find the best and most passionate e-Sport competitors. Through an
online qualifying event and regional final tournaments across the
country, the top cyber athletes will go on to represent Canada at the
WCG Grand Final in Kunshan, China. Competitors will face off using the
powerful Samsung Series 7 Gaming Laptop to prove their skills.
"Samsung designed the Series 7 Gaming Laptop for serious gaming
performance, and we're excited to put our technology to the ultimate
test with WCG Canada's best cyber competitors," said Andrew Barrett, VP
Marketing for Samsung Canada. "No matter what your gaming passion,
Samsung has you covered - from serious gaming on Series 7, to on-the-go
play with the Galaxy GS III, to the interactive Angry Birds experience
on our SMART TVs we invite gamers of all abilities to test their skills
during the regional tournaments."
"Thanks in part to Samsung's sponsorship, for the first time ever, WCG
Canada is thrilled to be able to bring the national finals to three
locations across the country," said Thierry St-Jacques-Gagnon, CEO of
WCG Canada. "Through this new tournament format, we are hoping to
uncover talented cyber athletes from coast to coast to represent Canada
at this year's WCG Grand Final in China."
From the serious competitor to the casual player, WCG Canada players and
visitors alike can experience gaming on Samsung technology at each of
the regional final events. Visitors can experience game play on the new
Samsung GALAXY GS III, Series 7 and 9 laptops and SMART TVs onsite.
Anyone in Canada can register to compete free of charge through either
an online qualifying round or through regional finals for the three
official gaming titles: StarCraft® II: Wings of Liberty, FIFA 12 and
Cross Fire®. Courtesy of Samsung Canada, the online winners of
StarCraft II and FIFA 12 will each win preferred tournament seeding and
travel to their closest regional final competition. For Cross Fire, the
online qualifier will determine the top three teams that will join last
year's Champions in the finals, to be held in Montreal, Quebec.
Online qualifying tournament (all three game titles) - September 28-30,
Central regional finals (StarCraft II and FIFA 12 only) - October 19 -
21, 2012 at Toronto Eaton Centre's Albert's Way Promotion Court
(outside Swarovski), 220 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON
Western regional finals (StarCraft II and FIFA 12 only) - October 26 -
28, 2012 at Metropolis at Metrotown Atrium Court, 4700 Kingsway,
Eastern regional finals (StarCraft II, FIFA 12) and Cross Fire national
final - November 2 - 4, 2012 at Complexe Desjardins Grande-Palace, 150
Ste. Catherine St. West, Montreal QC
Courtesy of Samsung Canada, the top three StarCraft II and FIFA 12
e-Sport competitors - one winner from each regional final - will each
win a trip to represent Canada at the 2012 WCG Grand Final in Kunshan,
China (November 29 - December 2, 2012). The top Cross Fire team in
Canada will also win travel to represent Canada in the Grand Finals.
Samsung Fuels Gaming Passions
In celebration of the 2012 WCG Canada tournaments, passionate gamers can
visit Samsung Canada's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SamsungCanada) for a chance to win a Series 7 Gaming Laptop.
All WCG Canada participants will face off at the regional finals on a
Samsung Series 7 Gaming Laptop and 27" Series 9 3D LED Monitor. The
Series 7 Gaming Laptop features lightning quick processing power thanks
to an NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 675 M Graphics card, while a quad-core Intel
processor also seamlessly allocates processing power where it's needed
for incredible game play experiences. A simple Mode Dial lets serious
competitors switch quickly between 4 different modes for optimum
performance: Gaming, Balanced, Library (reduces noise and unnecessary
lighting or sound), or Green mode, which helps save power.
Gaming mode turbo cools the CPU, allows users to disable the Windows key
and touch pad to avoid accidental interruptions, and highlights the
main gaming keys in red, to allow for faster play and fewer errors.
Perfect for on-the-go gaming, the lightning-fast GS III is powered by
Android™ Jelly Bean, and features a mighty 1.5GHz Advanced Dual-Core
processor and stunning graphical capabilities thanks to a 4.8" Super
Family game night will never be the same, thanks to Angry Birds on
Samsung's SMART TV. Using its Motion Control technology, Samsung's
SMART TV is the first TV to offer the world's most popular game with a
twist: players enjoy an immersive, interactive gaming experience by
controlling it entirely through hand gestures. A wave of the hand can
initiate the slingshot or activate unique skills for each bird.
For more information or to register for the upcoming tournaments, please
visit www.wcgcanada.net. For more information on Samsung, please visit www.samsung.com
About Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.
Samsung Electronics Canada enables Canadians to "Pursue their Passions"
by offering a broad range of award-winning digital consumer
electronics, IT, telecommunications and home appliance products for
consumers and businesses. The Canadian arm upholds Samsung's global
mission to provide users premium experiences that are unparalleled due
to Samsung's innovative technology and stylish design. As a result,
Samsung has become a true leader in the electronics industry both in
terms of business leadership and brand strength. In 2011, Samsung was
ranked #17 in BusinessWeek / Interbrand "100 Best Global Brands", and
was named as one of Fast Company's "50 Most Innovative Companies of
Follow Samsung Canada @ facebook.com/SamsungCanada or on twitter
About World Cyber Games and World Cyber Games Canada
WCG is an international competitive cyber-gaming (e-Sports) event
operated by World Cyber Games Inc., a South Korean company, and
sponsored by Samsung. It is the largest and only e-Sports event with
competitions across six continents. WCG events emulate a traditional
sporting tournament, such as the Olympic Games, where cyber athletes
compete for gold, silver and bronze medals. It unites cyber athletes
from all over the world and allows them to enjoy and respect the gaming
WCG Canada is a strategic partner of WCG, operated by the cyber athletes
TOP Agency, a Quebec-based company. The mission of WCG Canada is to
establish cyber games in Canada, promote e-Sports events for all
Canadians, and recruit new cyber athletes to represent Canada at the
World Cyber Games.
Follow WCG Canada @ facebook.com/WCGca or on twitter @WCGCa
SOURCE: Samsung Electronics Canada
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Public Relations, WCG Canada
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