The Circuit City World Cyber Games Mobile Tour will give hometown gamers a final chance to compete for 56 "wildcard" spots to vie for prizes and the chance to qualify for e- Sports' largest and most prestigious video game tournament.
The Tour will be staged at select Circuit City Superstores August 2-10, 2007. Winners from the Circuit City contests will go on to compete in one of four World Cyber Games (WCG) Regional Qualifying tournaments. Other contestants in the Regional Qualifying tournaments were chosen through online competitions that wrapped up July 25.
Details about the Circuit City World Cyber Games Mobile Tour, including specific tour dates and times, are available at www.circuitcity.com/wcg. Circuit City also will host a specialized gaming forum where participants can chat with cyber-athlete "MrMilo," WCG's US Open 1st place champion in Age of Empires III, and Xbox.com Community Spotlight editor "Trixie," from 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (ET) on July 29, 2007 at www.circuitcity.com/wcgforum.
"Circuit City is proud to provide this opportunity for gamers to showcase their talents and earn a spot to compete in the World Cyber Games, the recognized blue chip leader for international video game competitions," said Peter C. Weedfald, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Circuit City Stores, Inc. "This is a wonderful opportunity to highlight the ever-growing popularity of video gaming, and Circuit City is thrilled to do our part as the premiere partner of the Games."
"We are thrilled to team with Circuit City and this Mobile Tour offers an opportunity for gamers to interact first hand with the brands and get a true taste of world-class e-Sports competition." said Michael Arzt, General Manager of International Cyber Marketing USA, organizers of the WCG.
With 28 stops on the schedule that include Circuit City locations in New York City, Indianapolis, Dallas and Los Angeles, specially equipped motor coaches will provide a unique gaming experience for competitors and fans alike. For the competitive gaming enthusiast, each bus will be fully loaded with flat-screen HDTVs, home theater systems, and camcorders from Samsung in addition to Xbox 360 Elite consoles from Microsoft. Also on board are customized gaming PCs and laptops.
Circuit City will offer fans and participants access to play tournament games on the bus including FIFA Soccer 07, Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, Gears of War, Project Gotham Racing 3, Dead or Alive 4 and Tony Hawk's Project 8 from Microsoft.
Circuit City Stores, Inc. operates through 647 Superstores and 13 other locations in 158 U.S. markets. The international segment operates through approximately 800 retail stores and dealer outlets in Canada. Circuit City also operates Web sites at www.circuitcity.com, www.thesource.ca and www.firedog.com.
The World Cyber Games (www.worldcybergames.com) is the premier blue chip global tournament and cultural cyber festival in gaming, with well over a million players from more than 70 countries participating annually.