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US GETS THE GOLD!!!!!

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by fermentor666, Oct 11, 2004.

  1. fermentor666

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 27, 2003 Messages: 8,152 Likes Received: 15
    U.S. wins gold at World Cyber Games
    Team 3D defeats Denmark's Titans

    Monday, October 11, 2004 Posted: 8:35 AM EDT (1235 GMT)

    Gamers play at the World Cyber Games over the weekend in San Francisco.


    SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) -- Amid fanfare fit for actual world-class athletes, five Americans with really quick fingers took home the gold medal in the popular "Counter Strike" competition of the World Cyber Games championships, capping five days of intense gaming by the world's elite.

    Team3D defeated the Titans of Denmark on Sunday in the counterterrorism-themed PC game, where operatives stake out ramshackle buildings with high-powered sniper rifles and other weapons to take out their foes.

    Team3D consists of Salvatore Garozzo, Johnny Quach, Dave Geffon, Ronald Kim and Kyle Miller. The squad also took home $50,000 for their video game prowess. If they plan to pop a bottle of celebratory champagne, only Geffon is old enough to take a legal sip, as his teammates are all under 21.

    Many players of online PC games know each other only through nicknames, e-mails and game contests where they never actually meet. This contest allowed gamers to compete in person.

    "It really is a great opportunity to meet people from across the world," Geffon said after grabbing the gold.

    Organizers said about 30,000 people attended the World Cyber Games championships and outdoor festivities over five days.

    The event's organizers said the final match was watched by an enthusiastic crowd, affirming what others in Europe and Asia have known for years: Top-tier video game playing can become a viable spectator sport when the stakes are high.

    Winners at this year's event, which took over the streets near San Francisco City Hall, took home a combined $400,000, according to organizers. The video game industry rakes in $10 billion annually in the United States alone.

    This was the first time in its four-year history that the World Cyber Games has been held outside of South Korea. The event is primarily the brain child of marketing whiz Hank Jeong, backed by the financial muscle of Samsung.

    In addition to "Counter Strike: Condition Zero" and "WarCraft III: Frozen Throne," players competed in "FIFA Soccer 2004," "Need For Speed: Underground," "StarCraft: Brood War," Unreal Tournament: 2004," "Halo" and "Project Gotham Racing 2."

    All of the games were played on PCs, except "Halo" and "Project Gotham Racing 2," which were played on Microsoft's Xbox.


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    Those Denmark kids ain't no joke! BTW, fuck Counterstrike. :hatred:
     
  2. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

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    i watched it live.


    fuck you.
     
  3. fermentor666

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 27, 2003 Messages: 8,152 Likes Received: 15
    Get the hell outta here, they showed this live? On that video game channel?
     
  4. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

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    nah, you watch it on your computer. theres this thing that is called hltv (half life tv) and it basically transmits the information to another server for spectators. team 3d matches usually have 400+ specs, i didn't look for this one but I'm willing to wager there were well over 1000 specs.
     
  5. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

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    someone else say they've heard of hltv so i dont look like a COMPLETE loser.
     
  6. fermentor666

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

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    Uh, I've heard of it.....they used to have it for Quake, also.

    But I didn't say that...

    :disguised:
     
  7. EyeforAnEYE

    EyeforAnEYE Elite Member

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  8. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

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    also, i just recently got this cpl gui thing for counter strike. and holy fuck it is beautiful.
     
  9. FreightHunter241*

    FreightHunter241* Junior Member

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 172 Likes Received: 0
    i used to play counter strike back in the day when it came out for a pass time..but you guys have me completely lost..
     
  10. Casual T.

    Casual T. Member

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  11. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

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    damn straight casual,

    iloveboxcars is nerd as fuck.
     
  12. Herbivore

    Herbivore Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 12, 2004 Messages: 1,431 Likes Received: 1
    i'm definitely a video game nerd..... can't wait for half-life 2 to finally come out...... i might actually pay money to own a game for once
     
  13. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

    Joined: Oct 6, 2004 Messages: 19,229 Likes Received: 30
    [​IMG]
    "2 strips of bacon 3 times a day"
     
  14. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

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    i like you makros. but never post shit like this again.
     
  15. fermentor666

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

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    I'm tellin ya boxcars, if you ever feel like switching to the dark side and downloading AGMod, I'll challenge you to a duel.
     
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