One of the largest global esports tournaments, the World Cyber Games (WCG) returns after six long years!
WCG has joined hands with Samsung Electronics in a partnership agreement for the upcoming WCG 2019, which is schedule to be held in Xi’an, China, from 18 to 21 July. According to the partnership contract, Samsung receives the exclusive marketing rights for PC, memory, SSD and mobile products throughout the WCG 2019 campaign.
A signing ceremony is soon to follow, post which, WCG and Samsung Electronics will come together to launch online and offline marketing and promotional activities for WCG 2019.
Founded by the International Cyber Marketing CEO, Yooseop Oh, WCG was first held in South Korea way back in 2000. The original tournament had five games including FIFA 2000, Quake III Arena, Age of Empires II, Unreal Tournament and StarCraft: Brood War. The event witnessed 174 participants from 17 countries. The numbers increased tremendously by 2001 as the year saw 37 countries participating.
WCG was last held in 2013, with 38 countries participating and 10 games offered. Since some partners faced difficulties working with the organization, the tournament was forced to be closed in 2014. As it reopens this year (the credit goes to the new organizers who aren’t leaving any stone unturned in their attempts to make the WCG 2019 a huge success), gamers can’t hold their excitement.
The WCG 2019 challenges the players for seven classic games – Dota 2, CrossFire, Clash Royale, Hearthstone, Honor of Kings, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne and StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. The prizes have also been released. Winners of Dota 2, CrossFire and Honor of Kings will receive a whopping $80,000 each; the first place holder for Clash Royale will lap up $50,000; and the Hearthstone and Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne champions will be given $25,000 each.