New York, NY– 14 Apr, 2010– World Cyber Games Inc. (WCG), organizer of the premier international video game competition and festival, announced today, three additional games to be featured as official game titles in the WCG 2010 Grand Final in Los Angeles this September. Worldwide fan favorites“FIFA Soccer 10” and“StarCraft: Brood War,” join the popular mobile franchise,“Asphalt 5,” adding to the diverse 2010 Grand Final title roster.
“FIFA Soccer 10” and“StarCraft: Brood War” return to the WCG Grand Final as two of the most beloved franchises since the inception of the World Cyber Games ten years ago. These titles have served as the backdrop for some of the most intense and memorable moments in competition history and 2010 should be no exception. Participants will aim to oust Joshua Begehr (SK_KROne) of Germany who battled his way to the coveted“FIFA Soccer 09” gold medal, while gamers from all over the world will try to beat South Korea’s Jae-Dong Lee (JaeDong) in“StarCraft: Brood War” to earn gold medal supremacy.
The official additional titles announced today are as follows:
• FIFA Soccer 10 (EA, Sports)
• StarCraft: Brood War (Blizzard, RTS)
• Asphalt 5 (Gameloft, Racing)
“’FIFA Soccer 10‘ and’StarCraft: Brood War’ are two of the most popular competitive franchises in the world and are vitally important to our players and fans. Having the opportunity to also include a leading racing series like’Asphalt 5‘ allows the WCG to offer a robust and diverse set of titles for gaming’s ultimate competition,” said Hyoung-Seok Kim, President and CEO, World Cyber Games, Inc.
WCG announced the first round of titles last month which featured a total of seven official game titles and one promotional game title:
Official game titles -“Warcraft III” (PC, Blizzard, RTS),“Counter-Strike” (PC, Valve, FPS),“TrackMania Nations Forever” (PC, Nadeo, Racing),“Carom 3D” (PC, Neoact, Sports),“Guitar Hero 5” (Xbox360, Neversoft, Music),“Forza Motorsport 3” (Xbox360, Turn10, Racing),“Tekken 6” (Xbox360, Namco Bandai, Fighting)
Promotional game title–“Lost Saga” (PC, IO Entertainment, Action)
The WCG 2010 Grand Final Los Angeles will be held in September with a total of 10 official game titles (six PC, three Xbox360, one mobile). There will be another announcement for promotional titles in the near future. For more information please visit www.wcg.com
About World Cyber Games (WCG)
Founded in 2000 and celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, World Cyber Games Inc. (WCG) is the organizer of the longest running global eSports tournament and festival in existence. Credited with launching the professional careers of many of the planet's top video game competitors, WCG uses a yearlong tournament format, which begins with online, national and regional competitions around the world. Top national competitors then convene to compete in the ultimate global eSports tournament, the World Cyber Games Grand Final, where they compete for prizes, and most of all, prestige. In 2009, around 1.6 million players from 65 countries competed for a spot in the WCG 2009 Grand Final. The WCG 2010 Grand Final will be held at Los Angeles, USA. WCG is also behind the hit reality show WCG Ultimate Gamer. After the successful launch of Season 1 in 2009, WCG Ultimate Gamer Season 2 is returning this summer. For more information visit WCG.com&WCGUltimateGamer.com
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