The long journey of this year's GNGWC competition now remains the Grand Final Match on 1st December in Seoul, Korea
Tokyo, Japan - November 21, 2007 - Hundreds of Massively Multiplayer Online(MMO) gamers across the Japan gathered to Harajuku Quest Hall to see who will be the Japanese winners of the global MMO game festival "Game and Game World Championship (GNGWC) 2007".
This last regional final match, after Europe (Leipzig, Germany on August 23th), Korea (Yongin, On September 30th ), S.E.ASIA (Ho Chi Minh, on October 13th), and US (LA, on October 20th) match, attracted 195,000 Japanese MMO gamers to join the preliminary match from five official games: "Silkroad Online ( www.silkroadonline.net)" , "Shot Online (shotonline.gamescampus.com), "Record of Lunia War (global.lunia.com)", "Navy Field ( www.navyfiled.com)", "Warrock ( www.warrock.net)".
Around 100 players who passed preliminary competition stepped up to the final round, and their supporters, from game buddies to family members, visited this show too to cheer players. Plus, the biggest Japanese MMO news site, "4Gamers", and Japanese branch of the global IT news site, "CNET Japan" visited the show to cover this 2nd annual Japanese final match.
On this year's final match, 17 players won tickets to the Grand Final Match, which will be held in Seoul, on December 1st. Players who win the 1st place at the Grand Finals will receive $5,000 (US), $3,000 (US) for 2nd place, and $1,000 (US) for 3rd place player.
Mr. Kwon (president, KIPA) said "Online game is a great network tool which connects gamers from all over the world", and he added "GNGWC is getting the core of this global community created in the virtual world. We are realizing the power of this global MMO festival."
The Grand final onDecember 1st will also be aired on GNGWC webpage. The broadcast schedule will be announced soon on its homepage( www.gngwc.com).
About GNGWC(Game and Game World Championship)
GNGWC is an international game competition which began in 2006 by KIPA in order to promote Korean online games throughout the World. Last year, 1,070,000 gamers from 5 regions including Korea, Europe, Southeast Asia, Japan, America took participation in competing in 3 Korean games, 'Silkroad Online', 'Gunbound', and 'Shot Online'. With the success from previous year, the event is planned to continue in the future.
KIPA (Korea IT Industry Promotion Agency) was established in 1998 by the Ministry of Information and Communication as a non-profit organization. Its role is to contribute to the globalization of the Korea information technology industry, support start-up software companies, and improve the quality of Korea's software the industry's productivity through process improvement efforts. "Global Service Platform" initiative, which is also known as "game&game" and "Game and Game World Championship", is an part of its global marketing support program for the information technology
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