In November, Chengdu, a city in China, hosted the biggest electronic sporting event of the year: the World Cyber Games. Players from all over the world came together for 3 days to compete with each other and find out who is the best.
This event had a total prize pool of over $ 100,000 and featured PC and console games such as 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 crisis and had to reduce the prize pool considerably.
This event had more than 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 Counter-Strike, a competition in which the Polish team AGAiN won their second title as world champions after an intense match that lasted about 2 hours. Sweden’s fnatic 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 tally by collecting 8 medals, 3 of them gold. Sweden came in second with 3 medals and Germany completed the top 3 with 3 medals as well.
The Top 10 was completed by Japan, China, Brazil, Poland, all with 2 medals, the United States with 3 but not a single gold, Norway and Denmark with only one medal.