2011 WCG Adds StarCraft II and World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
Recent rumors that WCG had removed Blizzard games from their 2011 tournament were exaggerated and debunked when the World Cyber Games launched today a press release announcing the official line up of games to be part of the 2011 WCG Tournament.
StarCraft: Brood War has been removed from the tournament, but in its place StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty will be in the 2011 WCG roster. Warcraft III: Frozen Throne is still part of the tournament, and for first time the WCG introduces an MMO: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.
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Seoul, Korea – March 07, 2011 – World Cyber Games Inc. (WCG), organizer of the premier international video game competition and festival, today announced the first official game titles for the WCG 2011 Grand Final which will be held in Korea this fall. The list features 9 game titles which is distributed in various genres, comprise some of the most popular competitive games available around the world today.
This year’s line-up includes popular titles 5 different genres. Especially this year, WCG included the world famous StarCraft® II: Wings of Liberty™ as well as the World of Warcraft®: Cataclysm™in the line-up, as the first MMORPG title in WCG history. Tekken 6, one of the most popular fighting games will thrill the cyber fighters. League of Legends, which was presented as promotion game title last year in WCG, is back again as an official game title and is ready to gather all AOS enthusiasts. On the other hand, best shooters in the world are ready for a treat. Three FPS games, Counter-Strike 1.6, Crossfire, and Special Force are in this year’s line-up.
WCG 2011 Official Game Titles:
- Tekken 6 (Namco Bandai Games)
FPS (First Person Shooting)
- Counter-Strike 1.6 (Valve)
- Crossfire (Neowiz Games/Smilegate)
- Special Force (Dragonfly)
MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game)
- World of Warcraft®: Cataclysm™ (Blizzard Entertainment)
RTS (Real Time Strategy)
- League of Legends (Riot Games)
- StarCraft® II: Wings of Liberty™ (Blizzard Entertainment)
- Warcraft® III: The Frozen Throne™ (Blizzard Entertainment)
- FIFA 11 (Electronic Arts)
”This year WCG selected world’s most popular titles across every genre in competitive gaming today. WCG values gamer feedback and we have determined that the announced titles are among the most popular and challenging titles available today,” said Sean Lee, Senior Manager of Publisher Relations, World Cyber Games, Inc. ”We are excited to unveil the official game titles for the 2011 Grand Final and we look forward to another exciting year of competition to crown the best players in the world in Korea.”
World Cyber Games will soon be announcing additional official, mobile and promotional titles for the WCG 2011 Grand Final. The titles announced today will be available for online and regional qualification tournaments in countries around the world.
For more information about this year’s titles line-up, please visit www.wcg.com
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