SOURCE: GNGWC 2009

Game&Game World Championship

December 10, 2009 08:00 ET

GNGWC 2009 Shows the Strength of Korean Online Games

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA--(Marketwire - December 10, 2009) - Online gamers from across the world all turned their attention to BEXCO, Busan on November 29 where the Grand Final of online game competition GNGWC 2009 (Game&Game World Championship) was in progress.

The Grand Final was hosted as the main event of G*STAR 2009 for 3 days from November 26 and it singled out the world champions of 3 Korean games, "Silkroad Online," "Shot Online" and "Atlantica."

The final winners of "Silkroad Online" were André Gernot Weck and Alexander Dolderer from Germany, and "Won Cheol Cho" from Korea won "Shot Online" for 2 consecutive years after playing into an extended game. The championship cup of "Atlantica" went to Robin Swan from the USA. Each winner won USD5000.

GNGWC 2009 started with European Regional Finals in Leipzig, Germany in July and continued to Regional Finals in 11 nations including the USA, Brazil, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and China, and 50 contestants who had passed the Regional rounds attended the Grand Finals. GNGWC met its 4th year in 2009 and showed that it had grown into a grand international tournament both in name and in practice over the years.

Moreover, the fact that the tournament comprised only Korean games, "Silk Online," "Shot Online" and "Atlantica," confirmed the superiority of Korean online games.

Furthermore, the GNGWC attracted a large number of users of Gamengame.com where one can enjoy free Korean online games. What is notable is that the rate of foreign gamers who visit the site is high since it provides services in English, Japanese, Portuguese, German and Chinese. 30% of the total visitors are American while more Japanese gamers are showing interest.

Meanwhile, the gamers who were invited to GNGWC Grand Finals experienced Korea's international game festival, G*STAR 2009, and said, "Korean gamers' interest and passion in games are impressive." They revealed that they are looking forward to GNGWC 2010.

All about GNGWC 2009 visit http://www.gamengame.com/gngwc/introduction.asp.

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