Yesterday, June 26, 2010, saw the kicked off of WCG Quiver Shoot-Out 2 presented by Dust-Off. Kicked off was a weekend of Counter-Strike, Modern Warfare 2 and the 2010 FIFA World Cup? Yes, not only were there tournaments going on, but the World Cup was being played on the other half of the Samsung Experience in New York City. Talk about a good start to a great weekend.
The Counter-Strike double elimination tournament started with 20 teams that should dwindle down to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place later today. Out of the 20 teams, about 8 of the teams are teams that should be recognizable to anyone familiar with the Counter-Strike community, such as Team EG and Loaded. The other 12 are teams that are fighting and ready to make a name for themselves. All the players brought their team, their equipment, and their game face for an entire day of stiff competition.
Out of the kindness of the hearts of WCG, Samsung and Dust-Off, gamers were supplied with top of the line Alienware Aurora gaming desktops, Samsung 2233 3D capable LCD monitors, and the convenience of having gaming cleaning equipment all laid out on the tables. You have to go big when over $5,000 worth of prizes is on the line.
Last year’s WCG Shoot-Out event only featured Counter-Strike, but this year we also had a Modern Warfare 2 free-for-all tournament taking place. 4 players are thrown into a map with nothing but one gun. The top two players advanced from each intense battle until the final match decided the 1st and 2nd place winners.
First place took home one of the Samsung 2233 3D capable LCD monitors and $100. 2nd place took home just the monitor, which is still pretty darn good. 1st place was claimed by Emmanuel “HM_MannyRocc” Tucker and 2nd place was taken down by Joseph “C_H_E_M_1_C_4_L” Hinkley. Be jealous of these folks, but if you think you have what it takes, come down to the Samsung Experience today. Another tournament featuring Modern Warfare 2 will be taking place with the same prizes on the line.
All the gaming was real great and exciting to watch. However, the loudest cheers of the day were heard from those watching the live action from the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The only downside of the first day of WCG Quiver Shoot-Out 2 was the unfortunate witnessing of team U.S.A.’s loss.
There you have it. Day 1 is in the books. Be sure to come by the Samsung Experience today to check out the competition of the top Counter-Strike players and sign up for the Modern Warfare 2 Free-for-all tournament. If you can’t make it, be sure to at least check out the stream by clicking here. Also, enjoy the photos below!