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Game On: Samsung and World Cyber Games Canada Challenge Passionate Gamers to Bring Their Best

on Sep 21, 2012

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, ON / September 19, 2012) – 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 Note II 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 Note II, 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, 2012
Central regional finals (StarCraft II and FIFA 12 only) – October 19 – 21,
2012 at Toronto Eaton Centre, 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, Burnaby, BC
Eastern regional finals (StarCraft II, FIFA 12) and Cross Fire national
final - November 2 – 4, 2012 at Complex Desjardins, 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 and recently announced GALAXY Note II, are both powered by Android™ Jelly Bean. features a mighty 1.6 GHz Quad-Core processor, 4G LTE connectivity and stunning graphical capabilities thanks to a 5.5” HD Super AMOLED screen.

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 2011."

Follow Samsung Canada @ facebook.com/SamsungCanada or on twitter @SamsungCanada

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 environment.

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

For more information or interview requests, please contact:

Annie Roy
Public Relations, WCG Canada
613-808-2056
annie@wcgcanada.net

Kevin Galbraith
North Strategic (for Samsung Canada)
647-456-3786
kevin.galbraith@northstrategic.com