Cyber warriors in Gauteng battled it out at Eastgate last weekend during a regional qualifying event to secure a place in the finals of the South African leg of the World Cyber Games taking place in September. All PC equipment was supplied by Sahara Computers.

The World Cyber Games is a global competition to sift out the toughest, most skilled and versatile computer gamers throughout the world. Aside from organising and hosting the annual tournament, the body also organises a conference for game industry leaders and exhibitors to encourage growth and development of the industry at large.

Regional qualifying events involve games such as Unreal Tournament 2004, WarCraft III and Condition Zero, and take place in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. All finalists will proceed to the South African finals to be held at Sandton City in September.

Sahara Computers has been involved in the competition since last year and the company has made its AMD-based Powerhouse PC range available to gamers.

"The AMD range is built with quality graphics and sound, as well as a host of other features for optimum performance and a lifelike gaming experience. Our participation in this international event has given us the opportunity to demonstrate the benefits of our offering and expose users to the quality and performance of the infrastructure that we continue to produce and supply," says Atul Gupta, MD of Sahara Computers.

According to Gupta, the company will continue to supply the competition with PCs as finalists engage each other in the run up to the global final which takes place in San Francisco in October.