SEOUL, Jan. 24, 2005 - The World Cyber Games Committee announced eight game titles that will serve as official games for the World Cyber Games 2005 (WCG 2005) to be held in Singapore this coming November. Korea Culture & Tourism Minister Dong-chea Chung and Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman & CEO Jong-young Yun lead the WCGC committee.
Based on the success of the WCG 2004 in San Francisco, the WCG 2005 Grand Final will be held in Singapore, with the active cooperation from the Singaporean Economic Development Board (EDB, a Singaporean government organization). ICM, the global organizer of the WCG, brings the worlds largest e-sports festival to the Asian IT hub in anticipation of attracting more than 800 players from 70 countries for the Grand Final this year.
Six PC games and two console games were chosen for the competition, which organizers expect to attract more than 1.25 million competitors worldwide. The official list of games includes: StarCraft: Brood War; Warcraft III: Frozen Throne; Warhammer 40,000 : Dawn of War; Counter Strike: Source; FIFA 2005; Need for Speed : Underground 2 ; Halo 2 (Console/Xbox); and Dead or Alive Ultimate (Console /Xbox).
News source: World Cyber Games