In November, Chengdu, a city in China, was the host of the largest electronic sport event of the year – the World Cyber Games. Players from all over the world gathered for 3 days in order to compete against one another and find out who the best is.
This event had a total prize purse of over $ 100,000 and featured PC and console games like Warcraft3, Starcraft, Counter-Strike, Guitar Hero, Fifa and many others.
It is the most important competition of the year, a competition that was affected by the financial crysis and had to greatly reduce the prize money pot.
This event had over 100,000 spectators, mostly from Asia, the continent where E-Sport is at a higher level.
World Cyber Games or WCG is like the Olympics in electronic games and therefore you can see why the interest is so high.
One of the most intense competitions was the Counter-Strike one, competition which saw the polish team AGAiN win their second second title as world champions after an intense match which lasted about 2 hours. fnatic from Sweden came in second, followed by Denmark's mTw and Russian team CMAX.gg.
This year, South Korea, the capital of E-Sport, won the WCG medal count collecting 8 medals, 3 being gold ones. Sweden came second with 3 medals and Germany completed the top 3 with 3 medals as well.
Top 10 was completed by Japan, China, Brazil, Poland, all with 2 medals, United States with 3 but not a single gold, Norway and Denmark with just one medal.