Today I managed to attend the second day of the All-Russian WCG final - the largest cybersport championship in Russia - and not just with the camera in hand. The second day, according to the organizers, is the most interesting and entertaining: all the preliminary matches have already been played, only the quarter-final, semi-final and final games are ahead - only the strongest players, the maximum intensity of the passions, the sea of adrenalin.
Let me remind you that World Cyber Games are the largest cybersport competitions in the world, which have been held since 2000 and are currently collecting millions of amateur and professional players. This year there were competitions in the following disciplines in the Russian final:
- PC: Warcraft III, Starcraft, Counter Strike, FIFA 10, TrackMania, Carom3D
- XBOX 360: Forza Motosport 3, Guitar Hero 5, Tekken 6
- MOBILE: Asphalt 5
In general, we must pay tribute to the organizers - WCG, despite all its official nature and reality (athletes fought for quite material prizes and, of course, the right to enter the international Grand Final in Los Angeles in September of this year), the WCG looked first of all as a holiday where there was a place for everyone - both professionals, and fans, and just interested, sometimes taking the joystick in hands in the long winter evenings.
The most intense were the battles in FIFA, StarCraft, WarCraft, Point Blank and CS, because it was on them that the finals were held on the second day and it was these disciplines that participated in the draw for the Grand Final.
So, I offer to the attention of the public subjective-personal photo report about what he saw - he does not pretend to be complete, does not replace official assessments, he will not even mention a single result (in this sense, he is completely without spoilers) - but I hope he will give an opportunity to feel the atmosphere prevailing at the event in terms of an ordinary visitor. Attention - traffic - under the cut a lot of photos.
Let's go through the hall and see what was there. The most eye-catching and most entertaining discipline, perhaps, is Guitar Hero:
Many variations - competitive ...
... training ...
... and with the girls ...
Xbox consoles - for beautiful girls:
little boys ...
... and girls ...
... as well as their parents.
In general, the number of children was somewhat surprised. So look, in a couple of years they will participate and win.
You can play in different ways. For example, with a mouse in the air:
... barely reaching for the keyboard ...
... hard ...
... thinking ...
... portraying a banner ...
... almost without being distracted by lunch ...
... but distracted by girls ...
And some did it with the whole team on stage:
On some of them, the spectators watched fascinated:
I was pleased that the older generation also joined:
Some were amused because the commentator also lit:
Some were suspicious and did not miss even the slightest change in the environment - perhaps they rested after intense matches:
Fans were also in quantity:
By the way, not all games were computer. For example, football was quite real:
He was told that he was being kissed for the correct answer:
And this is the wish for the next kiss:
Well, for the conclusion, a few girls:
PS Thanks for the karma, moved to the "Games".