Cybersports Entertainment Inc., the national organizer of the World Cyber Games in Canada (www.worldcybergames.ca), today announced that leading manufacturer of gaming equipment, SteelSeries, will sponsor and exhibit its products at the WCG 2006 Canadian Championships in Montreal, Quebec.
As an official sponsor, SteelSeries will supply the Official WCG 2006 Canadian Championships headsets. The SteelSound 5H, which has a $200 retail value, will be given away to participants as prizes at the conclusion of the event. Spectators will also be able to test out SteelSeries’ latest technology on site.
“We are proud to be an official sponsor of the World Cyber Games 2006 Canadian Championship”, said Tom Reese, Managing Director, Western Hemisphere. “Our mission is to develop innovative products which will help take gaming to the next level. It is with great pleasure and pride that we are supporting the organization of the Canadian qualifiers for the World Cyber Games finals to be held in Monza, Italy.”
“We are thrilled to count on the support of SteelSeries as an official supplier of the World Cyber Games in Canada. Electronic sports are gaining in popularity in Canada and the World Cyber Games has proven to be an efficient marketing tool to reach the digital generation”, said Stephan Richard, CEO of Cybersports Entertainment Inc. “This agreement with SteelSeries demonstrates the industry’s commitment to furthering the professional development of cyber gaming and cyber gamers.”
About World Cyber Games
South Korea-based International Cyber Marketing (www.worldcybergames.com) is the global organizer of the World Cyber Games, the world’s largest computer and video game festival and is responsible for all WCG interactive game tournaments to be held in about 70 countries this year. This year the winners of each national event series will compete for the world championship title and prizes worth more than $400,000. Last year’s WCG Grand Final was held in Singapore, with more than 679 gamers from 67 countries, attracting more than 300 media and 39,000 spectators.
Held on an annual basis since 2000, with the support of Samsung Electronics Inc. as worldwide sponsor, the World Cyber Games has led the Digital Entertainment Culture through e-sports. It has continued to set the standard in global game competitions as well as providing comprehensive and fun game-related content to the world. The youth of the world can find a new world – beyond all barriers like language, culture and race – in World Cyber Games.
SteelSeries is a leading manufacturer of gaming accessories, including headsets, keyboards, mouse pads and mouse accessories. SteelSeries have been on the forefront of professional gaming gear since its inception in 2001, thanks to continued innovation and product development in cooperation with leading professional gamers. All SteelSeries products are developed in cooperation with professional gamers to ensure optimum performance and durability. SteelSeries supports the growth of electronic sports through aggressive sponsoring of teams and support of organisations, news sites, communities, tournaments and LAN-events all over the world. For additional information, visit http://www.steelseries.com.
It is with great pleasure and pride that we are supporting the organization of the Canadian qualifications for the World Cyber Games finals to be held in Monza, Italy. SteelSeries products are distributed in Canada by CEID Corporation.
About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2005 parent company sales of US$56.7 billion and net income of US$7.5 billion. Employing approximately 128,000 people in over 120 offices in 57 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones, and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
To learn more about the WCG Canadian Championship, please visit www.worldcybergames.ca.