SEOUL, Korea (AVING Special Report on 'GNGWC 2007') -- <Visual News> After finale of its European match in Germany, Game and Game World Championship 2007(GNGWC2007, www.gngwc.com) match kicks off in America, Vietnam, and Korea.
KIPA(Korean IT Industry Promotion Agency), the host of GNGWC, announced kickoff of this year league in July with six official games: Bomb N Dash(www.bombndash.com), Navy Field(www.navyfield.com), Record of Lunia War(global.lunia.com), Silkroad Online(www.silkroadonline.net), Shot Online(shotonline.gamescampus.com), War Rock(www.warrock.net). The European final rounds - the first GNGWC 2007 match held in the Game Convention Europe - were successful with attracting more than 150,000 participants, and nine players were selected for the Grand Final held on December 1 in Seoul, Korea.
With this cheer from European gamers, the world’s first MMO e-sports event is now on the way for the American, Vietnamese and Korean league. All six official games are going to hold the match in America, and five games except Bomb N Dash will join the Korean league. Compared to the America and Korea league, Silkroad Online, Bomb N Dash, and War Rock will run their matches in the Southeast Asian country.
The first regional match kicked off in September was the Korean League. With start of its preliminary match of Record of Lunia war, Shot Online, Silkroad Online, Navy Field will set off the preliminary match to select players to advance to the Korean Final match, scheduled to be held on September 30 during the Cyber Festival Show. War Rock, unlike other games, has been running its game league, and will pick up representative players in Korea from this match. The competition commence date will be announced by the end of September, said the representative of Dreamexecution, developer studio of War Rock.
In the America league, War Rock is the first game that started the preliminary match last week, and Navyfield is followed to start its match from September 14 to October 7. Shot Online, Bomb N Dash, and Record of Lunia War are going to start the preliminary match next week, and SilkRoad Online is scheduled to start the preliminary match on Oct 1. Each game will pick certain players to go final match to be held on October 20 in “LA PC Café”.
Registration of the East Asia match has already begun and hundreds of players from Bomb N Dash, Silkroad Online are signing. Since among young people in Vietnam online gaming is one of the most popular entertainment, their interests toward this MMO festival is quite high. The final match of the Southeast Asian match is due on October 13 in Hochiminh, Vietnam.
The final winners of each country will be selected to participate in the grand final held on December 1 in Seoul, Korea, and digital camera, MP3 player, and DVD player are provided to 2nd, 3rd winners of each regional match. Furthermore, the 1st place of the grand final will be awarded 5,000(USD), and 3,000(USD) for the 2nd place, and 1,000(USD) for the 3rd place. In addition, Korean tour program is prepared during this grand final period too, KIPA said.