World Cyber Games 2011 Approaches!

Posted: November 10, 2011 by xenocidebrm in Events, Metagame

So it’s been a while since I’ve posted, faithful No Elo readers.  But I’d like to do a bit of a PSA for the World Cyber Games 2011, or WCG 2011.  They will feature for the a major League of Legends tournament, where players will compete against the best of the best worldwide.  I will be at the event in person, bringing you all the League news, photos, and coverage.WCG 2011 is being held in Busan in the Republic of Korea from December 8th through the 11th 2011, at the BEXCO convention center.  There will be teams representing the USA and Canada as well as other 64 other countries from around the world, which means we will see a unprecedented clash of metagames and styles.  This year is the 11th WCG, and the first finals in 7 years to occur in Korea, where the event was founded.  Since its inception in 2000, WCG has traditionally featured primarily PC games with 1 or 2 console games; Starcraft: Brood War and Counter-Strike 1.6 are two highly competitive games in the WCG’s historical lineup.  League of Legends joins these classics this year for the first time (officially).  In 2010, League made a promotional appearance only.  WCG has historically had a prize pool ranging from $200,000 to $500,000, making it one of the largest in the world.  Historically, South Korea has been on the top of the medal list, followed by Germany and the United States.

League of Legends has been featured in only one other major competition – Dreamhack.  Dreamhack saw European team “Fnatic” victorious over US, Korean, and other European teams.  At the time of this writing, I’m unsure who will be participating in WCG 2011, but you can be sure we’ll see lots of big names from Dreamhack.

In December, I will be at WCG 2011 in Busan, South Korea.  Be sure to subscribe to our blog, “Like” us on Facebook, and keep an eye on our Youtube channel for more great articles on League as well as coverage of WCG 2011 as it happens.  If you want to see anything in particular from the event, post a comment on this article or on our Facebook wall.

  1. Shade says:

    Touch Hotshot GG for us

  2. Shaikot says:

    And kick Jatt in the shin, he shouldn’t be there anyways…

  3. xenocidebrm says:

    I’ll do that!

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