Mumbai/Bangalore/New Delhi July 18th 2007 - Indiagames, the exclusive Indian franchise owner of the global World Cyber Games (“WCG”) competition will conduct the India national qualifiers for the WCG 2007 in 7 cities starting August 11th 2007. The Indian qualifiers will be held in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Delhi and Pune and the global finals at Seattle, Washington, USA. The total prize money to be won at WCG India will be Rs.15 Lahks and the TEN finalists from the India qualifiers will be flown on an all expense paid trip to Seattle to represent the country in the global finals where they will compete for the USD 300, 000 (US $ Three hundred Thousand) prize money.
The theme selected for WCG 2007 is“Beyond the Game”– which means the WCG is not just a world game tournament but also combines the world to create harmony and enjoyment through the shared emotions. This will be the seventh time Indiagames will hold the WCG in India. Corporate partners for the WCG 2007 include worldwide Sponsor Samsung Electronics, Microsoft's X-box 360, Kingstone and media partners Bindaas and Radio Mirchi. The event is also being supported by NASSCOM - the largest software and IT trade body and CII - the leading industry and trade association in India.
Several thousand players across India will compete in a mix of solo and team events based on the games like Counter Strike, FIFA, Need for Speed, Warcroft, Age of Empires on the PC and Project Gotham Racing on the XBOX 360 platform.”
Vishal Gondal, CEO, Indiagames said,“The World Cyber Games is the premier blue chip global video game tournament and culture festival. We are proud to be associated with WCG year-on-year. WCG has over a period of time promoted global harmony through e-sports, and has grown steadily ever since. With international exposure Indian gamers have honed their skills quickly and the competition is getting more intense every year.”
The WCG 2007 qualifiers are scheduled as– New Delhi (11&12 August), Chennai (18&19 August), Kolkatta (18&19 August), Hyderabad (23&24 August), Bangalore (28&29 August), Pune (2&3 September), Mumbai (7th&8th September) with the India Finals on the 9th of September in Mumbai. Registration to the WCG India qualifiers will start on from 23rd July and will be open till 4th September 2007. To register, one can log on to http://wcgindia.com.
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ABOUT INDIAGAMES LTD.
Indiagames Ltd is India's benchmark mobile and online games company and a leading global mobile game publisher. The Company is engaged in publishing and developing games across various platforms including Online and Mobile. Indiagames’ products are developed and published across all major technology platforms and are distributed through partnerships with mobile operators in over 75 countries.
In India, the Company also distributes games via its consumer focused website and operates a broadband Games On Demand service located at http://www.indiagames.com. Indiagames has over 300 employees and offices in Mumbai, London, Los Angeles&Beijing. Internationally the company publishes mobile titles via its IG FUN brand. Key investors include TOM Online Inc. (NASDAQ: TOMO; HK GEM stock code: 8282) - a leading wireless Internet company in China providing value-added multimedia products and services, Adobe Inc., and Cisco Systems Inc.
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ABOUT WORLD CYBER GAMES
The World Cyber Games ( http://www.worldcybergames.com) is the premier global video game tournament and cultural festival. Founded in 2000 to promote global harmony through e-sports, WCG has grown steadily ever since. With about 2 million contestants from over 70 countries expected to participate in this year's event, the World Cyber Games has developed into a truly global phenomenon with arguably the largest prize money at stake. The theme for the World Cyber Games 2007 is“Beyond the Game”.
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Suhail Baghdadi, Indiagames Ltd, Phone: +98671 93667, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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