Online Game Publisher WEBZEN Announces C9 Tournament Winners, Awards $10,000 Grand Prize

SEOUL, South Korea and LOS ANGELES – June 8, 2012 – Celebrating a successful return to E3, WEBZEN Inc., a global publisher of online games, can now announce the winners of its Continent of the Ninth Seal (C9) tournament. At an event held on Wednesday, June 6, two teams – North American “Gears Executor” and European “Pony Club” – went head to head for C9 supremacy and a $10,000 grand prize. After a skilled and heated battle, “Gears Executor” bested “Pony Club” to claim the championship title, cash reward and international bragging rights.

“Competing in and winning the first global C9 championship tournament at one of the world’s biggest interactive entertainment shows is a dream come true,” said Dahan Choi, team leader of “Gears Executor.” “We appreciate WEBZEN inviting us to be part of this awesome event at E3, and I speak for my whole team when I say that we’re looking forward to defending our title at future C9 tournaments.”

In addition to the tournament, WEBZEN live streamed the entire event for fans to catch the action online, and also showcased upcoming online first-person shooter (FPS) game Arctic Combat, unveiling two brand new trailers and handing out special edition dog tag beta keys for the Taskforce 613 beta test group.

“We were thrilled to offer gamers around the world a chance to watch the event via live stream, and it was fantastic to feed off their energy throughout the tournament,” said Jihun Lee, head of global publishing. “We hope that the event piqued interest in players for the upcoming North American launches of C9 and Arctic Combat later this year.”

More information on the WEBZEN E3 event and C9 championship tournament can be found at http://www.webzen.com, and the official C9 website http://c9.webzen.com.

About WEBZEN Inc. ( WWW.WEBZEN.COM)

Founded and headquartered in Seoul in 2000, WEBZEN Inc. (KOSDAQ) completed a merger with NHN Games in July 2010, and recently acquired YMIR Entertainment.

WEBZEN has become a leader in the global massively multi-player online games market, developing some of the world’s top online games and client-server technologies. WEBZEN continued the tradition of MU Online, which boasts more than 56 million registered users, with Soul of the Ultimate Nation and ARCHLORD, among others. The global leader is currently bringing new online games to market, including ARCHLORD 2. Further information on ‘WEBZEN.com’ and its games can be found at WWW.WEBZEN.COM.

MEDIA CONTACTS

Racheal Caswell

Wonacott Communications

(310) 477-2871, Ext. 662

WEBZEN@wonacottpr.com

 

Jane Yun

Marketing Manager

+82 10 9169 4802

yjh4896@WEBZEN.co.kr

Yang hun Kim

Public Relation Manager

+82-2-3498-1617 /

+82-11-9084-4888

knuno@WEBZEN.com

 

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