For the 10th time the World Cyber Games unite hardcore gamers worldwide to crown their e-sport champions, and this time it's taking place in Chengdu!
Just like its real-life counterpart, the Olympic Games, the WCG is organized nationally with preliminaries all over the world, which means the cream of the crop of each nation, all in all 600 players from 70 countries, will congregate at the New International Exhibition Center.
The strongest teams are traditionally from South Korea, Germany, USA, Netherlands, Russia, and China. They compete in video and computer/online games like Warcraft III, Starcraft, Counterstrike, Fifa 2009, Carom 3D, Red Stone, virtual fighters and Track Mania. Gameboy enthusiasts might crowd around the mobile games Asphalt 4 and Wise Star 2, and those who aren't die-hard fans of the fighting action might want to watch the Guitar Hero champions' virtual shredding skills.
The events kick off tomorrow (Wednesday) and run through Sunday, with first matches on Thursday. Tickets are RMB50 per day or RMB150 for a 4-day pass.
True nerds (and those outside Chengdu) can watch the finals online via Live Broadcast which starts at 5 p.m. local time November 11 with the opening ceremony, and in case you miss any fights you can replay them here.