Talk2Gaming: The World Cyber Games
When was the last time you’ve heard of ANYTHING about the world cyber games locally? Aside from this recent news update that was sent to us we never got a chance to have another BIG WCG event. I mean the last WCG (that actually felt like a HUGE event) was 5 years ago, when me and some of the guys here first met (wow it’s been that long huh).
After that 2008 WCG event held at MOA I actually asked what happened to the WCG when 2008 arrived? Sadly, no one got wind of what was happening since I heard that only certain “groups” were sent to represent the country without even a decent qualifier to test their skills.
I personally missed that huge WCG event at MOA (they even had a theme song for crying out loud) since it was one indication that people (and companies) are not taking gaming seriously. However, after that 2008 event things suddenly became quiet. After much digging though, I found out that the same organizers tried to vie for WCG the year after but due to problems on how the event was handled, companies decided to not support the WCG PH leg anymore.
I will not drop names here but considering what I’ve heard, there had been shady dealing behind the scenes during the 2008 WCG event which were brought to attention by the supporting companies, hence they wouldn’t want to do anything with the same organizers anymore.
I just hope that whoever handles the WCG in the future would have a better sense of professionalism this time around.
So what about you? Do you have any kind of WCG memory to share? Or any kind of thoughts in regards to the WCG itself? Discuss!