KUNSHAN, China, Nov. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- World Cyber Games Inc. (WCG), organizer of the premier international video game competition and festival, announced today at the signing ceremony that Kunshan, China will be the host city of WCG 2012 & 2013 Grand Finals. As the official host city for WCG 2012 & 2013 Grand Finals, elite gamers from all around the world will flock to Kunshan International Convention & Exhibition Center next year to compete for the title of world's best gamer.
In bringing the Grand Final to China for the second time after WCG 2009 in Chengdu, WCG decided to stage Grand Final in Kunshan for the next 2 consecutive years. China is the world's fastest growing market in video gaming industry, and WCG had made its final decision to Kunshan, where it has been increasing its international reputation in IT industry.
"Kunshan is now promoting the further development of its economy by giving priority to modern service industry, culture industry and digital animation industry. It will try its best in welcoming the international delegates for a successful WCG 2012 & 2013 Grand Finals," said by Vice-Secretary of Kunshan Municipal Committee of CCP and Acting Mayor of Kunshan Municipal Government Lu Jun.
"This year's host city selection process was very careful due to the intense competition among excellent candidate cities; and after considering many factors, the World Cyber Games Committee came to a clear decision to go with Kunshan," said Brad Lee, CEO of World Cyber Games, Inc. "WCG 2009 in Chengdu was extremely successful and we believe WCG 2012 & 2013 in Kunshan will be the greatest ever with the wholehearted support from Kunshan city."
WCG 2011 Grand Final is going to be held in Busan, South Korea from Dec. 8 to 11, and Samsung Electronics is sponsoring worldwide.
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About Kunshan City
Kunshan is located in the core of China's Yangtze River Delta Economic Circle, neighboring to Shanghai in the east and Suzhou in the west. It covers an area of 931 km2 and has a total population of 2 million. As a frontal city in China for opening up, Kunshan has attracted more than 6,300 foreign investment projects from 56 countries and regions. In 2010, Kunshan achieved per capital GDP of more than 20,000 U.S. dollars and total import-export volume of 82.12 billion U.S. dollars. Covering 1/10,000 land of China, Kunshan gathers 17/1,000 of foreign investments in China and accounts for 3/100 of China's total import-export volume. It has ranked first among Top 100 Chinese Counties (Cities) for many years successively. Moreover, Kunshan ranked first among similar cities for two years successively in List of Best Business Cities in Mainland China released by Forbes.
About World Cyber Games (WCG)
Founded in 2000, World Cyber Games Inc. (WCG) is the organizer of the longest running global eSports tournament and festival in existence. Credited with launching the professional careers of many of the planet's top video game competitors, WCG uses a yearlong tournament format, which begins with online, national and regional competitions around the world. Top national competitors then convene to compete in the ultimate global eSports tournament, the World Cyber Games Grand Final, where they compete for prizes, and most of all, prestige. The 11th Grand Final event will be held in Busan, Korea from 8th to 11th Dec 2011.
SOURCE World Cyber Games Inc.