One of the
biggest events in professional gaming finished yesterday,
with the USA emerging as the world champions after some
extremely close matches and tense moments. Winning gold medals in Counter-Strike: Source and Halo 2
thanks to national representatives Team 3D, the champions only just managed to
beat Korea, who took second place with wins in StarCraft and Warhammer.
The victories reflect the seriousness with which these respective countries treat professional gaming; while European nations were well represented with teams such as 4Kings, victories for Europe were thin on the ground. Perhaps this will change next year, as the 2006 World Cyber Games is set to take place in Italy.