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  Cyber Games get thumbs racing
Updated 05 December 2001, 12.52

Over 400 computer gamers from all over the world are this week competing to be the best cyber-warrior in the biggest global gaming tournament.


The fast-thumbed champs are taking part in the first World Cyber Games in Seoul, Korea, which organisers hope to turn into an yearly gaming Olympics.

Battle

Getting through to the finals has been hard enough.

They now have to prove their console skills in tough networked games like Unreal Tournament and Quake III.

Fact File
Tournament facts
Tournament prizes worth more than 200,000
Lasts for five days
Games have been selected for their world-wide popularity
Network gaming is fastest-growing cyber sport in the world
Korea has huge game-playing population and 20,000 game cafes
Gamers from 37 countries taking part

Stars

Also on the games menu at the tournament is Starcraft: Brood War, a futuristic race to build armies and destroy enemies.

With millions of Koreans online and mad for games and gamers, the contenders are sure to be treated like stars.


 
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