Samsung Indiatoday announced on September 4 06 the most eagerly awaited Cyber Olympics event in India – the World Cyber Games 2006 (WCG 2006). This event presented by Samsung India, is being organized by Indiagames and Indiatimes.com.
WCG – India Preliminary(s) will be held across 6 cities over the next 5 weeks. The cities where the Preliminaries will be held include Chandigarh, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Pune and Mumbai. The Preliminaries will be followed by the Semi Finals and the Finals in Mumbai on September 26th /27th.
The event commenced in Chandigarh on 31st August’06 and drew a very positive response from the city. The second preliminaries for WCG 2006 are being held in New Delhi at Sri Satya Sai International Centre, Lodhi Road, Pragati Vihar.
The WCG 2006 includes the following team as well as individual games – Counter Strike 1.6 (5 member team game), Warcraft III, FIFA Soccer 2006 and Need for Speed.
“Today, PC Gaming is a very evolved sport – fostering virtues of ‘team work’, ‘healthy competitiveness’ between teams and individuals and there is a strong emphasis on planning and analytical skills. While most of us interface with the PC as a productivity enhancement tool, today PC gaming is emerging as a very strong entertainment platform across the world”, stated
Mr Sanjay Sharma, VP-IT Business, Samsung India.
World Cyber Games (WCG) is a unique computer gaming event of international repute and is designed to build a healthy cyber culture. The best gamers around the world gather in various cities share the excitement and fun of the game tournaments.
The World Cyber Games (WCG) have been promoted on the lines of the International Olympic movement. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, South Korea- is the main sponsor for the WCG in over 70 countries this year. The winners from each of the 70 countries will compete at the WCG finals being held at ‘Autodromo Nazional’* , Monza , Italy, between October 18 – 22, 2006.
States Mr. Sharma, “Recognizing the needs of the rapidly growing gaming industry, Samsung offers a range of products in its product portfolio that are best suited to meet the growing needs of consumers. Samsung’s * MagicGreenTM Monitors, SATA HDD and Combo Drives* are ideal for serious gamers. WCG 2006 provides us with a perfect platform, not only to reach
out to gaming aficionados but also showcase our leading technology products to our young consumers”.