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Samsung sends Team Canada to go for Gold at the World Cyber Games Grand Final in China

on Nov 08, 2012

Sponsored by Samsung Canada, the country’s top StarCraft II and FIFA 12 gamers will travel to China to compete on the world stage

MISSISSAUGA, ON (November 8, 2012) – Samsung Canada and World Cyber Games (WCG) Canada today announced the 6 most passionate StarCraft II and FIFA 12 gamers from across the country who will go on to compete at the WCG Grand Final in Kunshan, China (November 29-December 2).

Courtesy of Samsung Canada, these talented players will now make the trek to China, where they will compete on the international stage.

The cyber athletes competed head to head over the past month in a series of online and regional tournaments in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal to win their spots on Team Canada. Over 500 players participated, showing their passion and gaming skill in the WCG Canada tournament.

“Through the WCG finals, Canada’s most passionate cyber competitors faced off on our Samsung Series 7 Gaming laptops and Series 9 3D monitors, putting our technology to the ultimate test,” said Andrew Barrett, VP Marketing for Samsung Canada. “On behalf of Samsung, we congratulate the gamers that rose to the challenge and stand behind Team Canada on their quest for gold at the WCG Grand Final.”

The WCG Canada StarCraft II and FIFA 12 teams, sponsored by Samsung, are as follows:

StarCraft II:
Henry “Hendralisk” Zheng, North York ON
Sam “coL.FireZerg” Prowse, Vancouver BC
Alexandre “KS.AlexCMoi” Michaud, Quebec City PQ

FIFA 12:
Alex “SuperStriker” Rayes, Brampton ON
Chris “Breezy” Galleto, Vancouver BC
Matt “Wizakor” Wood, Windsor ON

The WCG Canada Cross Fire team, sponsored by Z8games, will join the Samsung StarCraft II and FIFA 12 teams in China as well:

Cross Fire:
Jamie “JAYTEK” Phongphilack, Burlington ON
Masood “ESC_Terror”, Toronto ON
David “VODKAH” Huynh, Vancouver BC
Andrew “novroLY” Deng, Hamilton ON
Jordan “Ayrin” He, Toronto ON

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 2012, Samsung was ranked #9 in the Interbrand "100 Best Global Brands" breaking the top ten for the first time, and was named as one of Fast Company's "50 Most Innovative Companies of 2011".

For more information, please visit www.samsung.com
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.

For more information, please visit www.wcgcanada.net
Follow WCG Canada @ facebook.com/WCGca or on twitter @WCGCa

For further information:

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