at 23:00, the group stage of the World Cyber Games kicks off. Dreams
will be made reality, hopes will be shattered and a lot of creeps will
have to put their lives to it when the winner of World Cyber Games 2010
will be crowned.
Manuel "Grubby" Schenkhuizen, Europe's brightest shining star and
two-time World Cyber Games champion, starts his journey tonight in Group
A against Croatian Antonio "RaZZoR" Burazer where anything but a win
for the Dutchman would be considered a huge upset.
While most of the stir this World Cyber Games have been around the
Dutchman, there is another Orc player in Group A just ready to burst.
Facing the young Night Elf Russian Nikita "Nicker" Pomadov, Hyu Sub
"FoCuS" Eom gets thrown into the fray directly and a win there should be
vital to stay alive in this tournament.
Other group openers that will surely be a crowd pleaser are the games
between June "Lyn" Park and Weilang "Fly100%" Lu and Zhou "TeD" Zeng
versus Dmitriy "Happy" Kostin.
Aside from previous World Cyber Games editions, the organization has
placed all the group stage matches on one day, which means we will have
40 games ahead of us starting at 23:00 CET tonight.
Stay with us as we follow the World Cyber Games.
Moving - the secret to Grubby's WCG success
a short blog entry Manuel "Grubby" Schenkhuizen reveals that prior to
both of the World Cyber Games finals he came out victorious in, he did
some kind of "moving".
- "My brief stint on palying in the (much cooler) living room is now at
an end, and I'm back to my attic gaming room," writes the 24-year-old
- "It's significant to me, but probably only to me, and I don't know
why it's important. Perhaps it's because I did do some kind of 'moving'
before both of the WCG's that I won," says Grubby and ends with the
words "It's gotta happen now!".
Grubby won the World Cyber Games back in 2004 after defeating Tae Min
"Zacard" Hwang, and recently in 2008 after eliminating Jae Ho "Moon"
2010 will most likely be the last year the World Cyber Games will
feature WarCraft 3 in the game list. Should Grubby manage to claim this
championship as his, he will be the only player in World Cyber Games
history to have ever won it three times.
WCG champions with two or more gold medals...
Again (Counter-Strike, 2006, 2009),
Manuel Schenkhuizen (WarCraft III, 2004, 2008), Wouter van Someren
(Project Gotham Racing, 2007, 2008), Daniel Schellhase (FIFA, 2006,
2007), Byeong Geon Kang (Age of Empires III, 2001, 2007), Xiao Feng Li
(WarCraft III, 2005, 2006), Kyung Hyun Ryoo (Warhammer 40,000, 2005,
2006), Mattew Leto (Halo, 2003, 2004), Yohwan Lim (StarCraft: Brood War,
2001, 2002), Christian Hock (Unreal Tournament, 2001, 2002), Dennis
Schellhase (FIFA, 2003, 2005), TEAM3D (Counter-Strike, 2004, 2005)