WCG committee picks titles for '06 event

Xbox 360 sequels replace their predecessors; Halo 2 swapped out for Project Gotham Racing 3.

The World Cyber Games committee today announced the eight games that would serve as the battlegrounds for this year's WCG competition, with only two titles making the cut from last year's batch.

Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne and StarCraft: Brood War will return to October's Grand Final competition in Monza, Italy. They will be joined by a number of new games, albeit largely familiar ones. Half-Life: Counter-Strike 1.6, Warhammer 40,000: Winter Assault, FIFA Soccer '06, Need for Speed Most Wanted, and Dead or Alive 4 all replace the iterations of their respective series that were contested last year, while Halo 2 has dropped from the lineup entirely and was replaced by Project Gotham Racing 3. The Xbox 360 makes its WCG debut with the PGR3 and DOA4 competitions; the six other games are for PC.

The group is also introducing a pair of pan-regional championship events this year. The WCG 2006 Asian Championship will take place during June's PC Show 2006 in Singapore, while the WCG 2006 Pan-American Championship is set for this year's Electronic Gaming Show in Mexico. The returning WCG European Championship will be held at this year's CeBIT event March 9 to 15 in Hanover, Germany.

For more on the WCG, check out the group's official Web site.

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38 comments
neerajkumar_4
neerajkumar_4

hey the games r gud but WHY THE H*** ??? they dropped CS:Source??? n took 1.6 .........???????? y????

sitruk3012
sitruk3012

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Daeda88
Daeda88

Its kinda strange that one of the biggest genres (the FPS) only has one game supported. There should be a game like UT or something next to CS. They should drop either Warhammer or NFS for a FPS (dont care which one). The best pro gamers are FPS gamers (Doesnt Fatality play PainKiller)

azizrulez
azizrulez

wth no halo 2 thats not good

s0l0123
s0l0123

Wow, nice to see Warhammer 40,000: Winter Assault up there. That game is underrated, IMO.

Reetesh
Reetesh

Why Is tjhere no UT in that? There are no FPS in WCG this year???

fli_guy84
fli_guy84

I don't understand, why do they swap CS: Source back to CS 1.6?? Does it suck really bad?

aaronwilkins
aaronwilkins

Why drop Halo 2? Do they know Halo 3 will be used in the tournament next year and just decided to take a break? Or did hardcore PC gamers complain that it's overrated? FPS are popular here in this country but not much abroad. I'm sure there were Korean and Japanese players complaining of american-centric games...I don't know, just a thought.

D_E_E_G_S
D_E_E_G_S

They dropped Halo 2...for PGR3?!?!?

Theblackace
Theblackace

I wish Americas Army would be put into the foray that game has like 6million users.

Attunnel
Attunnel

PDZ should be there! Well mabey not. Its somewhat buggy as is. It is still the best 360 game so far though.

Viquist
Viquist

Kool - may the best man (game) win?!?!?!?!

HeyzeusNYC
HeyzeusNYC

They should have Ghost Recon up in there than PGR3 .... DOA is gonna be awesome.

Khimarhi
Khimarhi

interesting i like the rts's

gamecockbarista
gamecockbarista

i still dont understand why they choose fifa over winning eleven/pro evo...

Orasion_Seiz
Orasion_Seiz

nice set of titles there. Frozen Throne and Starcraft have always been the main show during WCG.

molivers7
molivers7

Halo being taken out is a good move.

Optimusv2
Optimusv2

Halo 3 will take project gotham's spot when its out :)

THF2
THF2

....Quake 4 is being HEAVILY played in competition already, just look it up. WC3, SC and CS 1.6 will be played in competition forever, and are ALWAYS the most competitive and popular out of those games.

Serraj
Serraj

NO Q4!!!! Screw this

OldProf
OldProf

Dead or Alive4 is the best game up there.

BigV25
BigV25

This is horrible because Halo 2 is the most played game for any console and not a lot of people play Warhammer 40k.

bdub20791
bdub20791

yeah, im glad they took out halo, there are too many.... good people...

Goze
Goze

I'm curious... How the heck did Halo 2 get dropped and not Warhammer 40k?

XlpranksterlX
XlpranksterlX

Not much for jonny dubya there, maybe CS. Im surprised theres 2 racing games though.

DocWattson
DocWattson

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