SEOUL, Korea (AVING Special Report on 'GNGWC 2007') -- <Visual News> 'Game&Game World Championship 2007' the final of the U.S. region was held on L.A.
At U.S. final selection, more than 60,000 players participated from preliminary match of ‘Shot online (Sports)’, ‘War rock (Action)’, ‘Silkroad online (MMORPG)’ and US regional final event held successfully with 17 players who advanced from preliminary match and more than 200 supporters from all over the US.
This regional event was held successfully at the ‘Internet PC Café’ near LA area, and it began with press conference to help local presses understanding, and participants had great time through Korean online games with special events like professional DJ performances, and participants side shows.
Over 20 journalists from 14 local presses such as ‘MMOGD’, ‘WarCry’ visited to this event, and they showed off hot interests to Korean game companies and Korean online games.
US regional final had various episodes and special participants due to lot of games took part of it.
Especially, ‘Lunia (Allm)’ has hot-spotlight than any other events, because more than 50% of Lunia users are located in US area.
The winner of Lunia, Travis Verhagen who is student of AIU, and wish to be programmer to make games like Lunia said “It is great pleasure to win this event and I will try harder to get better result at Grand final at Seoul on Dec.”
The winner of ‘Navy field (Enternet)’ is Jedi1 (US), and OPR (Poland) took second place on 15 vs. 15 team play match. Even though it is US regional final, the ‘Navy field’ excited envy in other games because participants showed off great passion like came from all over the world (Canada, U.K., Poland, etc.) and prepare for the final.
Also ‘Bomb’N Dash (Innodis)’ brought big attentions because a user who has special job. US Marine, Jason who enjoy ‘Bomb’N Dash’ with his friends very much will dispatch to Afghanistan expressed inconvenience because he cannot play ‘Bomb’N Dash’ often after dispatch.
Last year regional finalists of ‘Silkroad online (Joymax)’ Gerald Bastien and Zachary Witeof took first and second place in this year event again, and have chance to win at Grand final this year too.
The ‘War rock (Dream Execution) proceed this event with at scene registration. ‘War rock’ had great heat from more 50 participants who came very early to enroll this game.
Mr. Kwon (KIPA) said “Over 60,000 players from US, UK, Canada, and Poland participated in this event, it proves that Korean online game already take great part of the world game market.”, also “We will try best to lead world game market by Korean online games based on popularity of this event.”
Last August, starting with the GNGWC European Finals, Korea (Yongin, 9.29-30), Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh, 10.13), the United States (Los Angeles, 10.20), Japan (Tokyo, 11.17) the series will be held, each chosen gamers through regional finals will be join the Grand final on December 1 during the SoftEXPO & DCF 2007 Seoul COEX exhibition.