Final in North American region of GNGWC 2011 (Game&Game World Championship 2011), a global online game contest hosted by Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA, representative Jae-Woong Lee), will be held on September 17, at Howie’s Game Shack in LA, USA.
GNGWC2011, which selected 3 games, ‘SHOT Online,’ a golf game, ‘ACE Online,’ a flying shooting game, and ‘WAR Rock,’ an online FPS, as its official games, started its real step by selecting 10 players at the final in European region, held in Gamescom in Germany on October, for the grand final.
In the North American region where about 700 users participated in three games in online preliminaries, total 34 gamers – 8 from SHOT Online, 16 from ACE Online, and 10 from WAR Rock – will compete for the last time for getting tickets to the grand final.
In SHOT Online, the only game participating as a main event for 6 years consecutively, players who’ve ranked 1, 2, and 3 from the last contest all passed the final, stated to be the strongest front-runners. Particularly, Dachet1lan, the former winner of the final in North American region and a winner in 2007 and 2009 playing as other characters, is considered as one of the favorites to win also this year.
ACE Online and WAR Rock, though they’re selected as official games for the first time, could feel the great popularity with hundreds of users participating in online preliminaries. For ACE Online especially, about 500 high-level users with higher than 70 levels, a requirement for taking part in ACE Online, participated in online preliminaries, recording high competition.
In the final in North American region of GNGWC2011, only 4 players - 3 prize winners from SHOT Online and a winner of ACE Online – are given the tickets to Korea. For WAR Rock, which’s going to have contests in individual division due to the nature of the event, finalists won’t be selected, but only an individual award will be made, considering a game rule of grand final which’s held in teams.
Meanwhile, GNGWC2011, which began for giving amusement to global users and for enhancing status of Korean online games, is a global game contest selecting a world best player among players chosen from each region in the world. GNGWC, celebrating 6 th anniversary this year, is becoming a festive place for global online game users, both in name and reality.