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WCG 2008: Philippine Grand Finals this July 10-13

The Philippine Finals for the World Cyber Games 2008 is almost here! It will take place on July 10-13 at the SM Mall of Asia Activity Area.

It's been said that this is the largest mall in Asia. I've been there. It's very easy to get lost in there!

Here's a map posted from the WCG Philippines web site:

The finals for the Guitar Hero III competition will take place at this event. The best players from around the Philippines will compete for two player slots - one slot for the World Cyber Games event to be held this November in Cologne, Germany, while another slot is for the WCG Asian Championship to be held in Singapore from August 7-10 at the Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre. My understanding is that the first placer will be sent to Germany while the second place winner will be sent to Singapore.

Since I won the local tournament for Virtua Fighter 5, I will be able to cover the Asian Championship in Singapore and post updates here on the event itself. It will be an interesting experience for me considering this is the first time I'm ever going to be part of a professional gaming tournament. I'm continuing to practice and hopefully I can do well enough so that E-sports will consider sending a larger contingent of players for Xbox 360 games in the next few years.

Also, a friendly reminder for players who have participated in the preliminaries for GUITAR HERO III and VIRTUA FIGHTER 5, remember that Pinoyxbox has a raffle where we're giving away a ton of games and other prizes! All the players who joined in the Xbox competitions have a chance to win a prize in this raffle. The draw for these prizes will take place at the end of the WCG 2008, on July 13, also at the Mall of Asia. If you're there at the event you can claim your prize right away and go home with free stuff :D

See you there! :D

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