Joymax Crowns Two Champions in the Brazilian GNGWC 2009 Qualifying Round for Silkroad Online

IRVINE, Calif. - Oct. 14, 2009

Joymax, an independent developer and publisher of interactive entertainment for the global market, today announced the winners of the 2009 Game&Game World Championship (GNGWC) Brazilian qualifying round for Silkroad Online. Surrounded by a crowd of fellow players, friends, and family, Lopes Gustavo and Hiramine Helio were awarded first and second place, complete with invitations to the Global Finals in Busan.

Only one qualifying round remains, to be decided this Saturday, October 17, in Tokyo. The two players who emerge victorious in the Japanese region will join Lopes, Hiramine, and all the previous regional winners in the final showdown on November 29.

“The competition for tickets to the finals keeps getting more and more fierce, but what truly impressed us in Sao Paolo was the community support for the competitors," said Jina Song, General Manager at Joymax.“One challenger’s entire family even showed up to cheer him on, proving just how friendly and supportive a gaming community can be!”

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About Silkroad Online

Silkroad Online is a massively multiplayer online RPG that puts the player deep into historical fantasy, joining the Chinese and European civilizations along the Silk Road trade route. Traveling across Jangan, from China to Constantinople, players can make their fortunes as merchants, prey on the rich as thieves, or be protection-for-hire as hunters. The most recent expansion, Legend IV Plus, provides players with an all-new dungeon to explore atop Roc Mountian. Those who survive the battle with its guardian, the monstrous King of the Rocs, are rewarded with some of the finest treasures the game has to offer. More information about Silkroad Online and the Legend IV Plus update is available at

About Joymax

Since its establishment in April, 1997, Joymax has been developing and publishing quality games for the emerging game industry of the 21st century. Based in Seoul, Korea, the company has published numerous titles for the PC platform, and its first MMORPG, Silkroad Online, has grown to offer service in 200 countries since its 2004 launch. Joymax is to become a global entertainment company providing multimedia content. For more information, please visit

Kate Pietrelli, TriplePoint


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