No the World Cyber Games
are not forming their own boy band. They are partnering with Samsung
making the Samsung SyncMaster Monitor
the official viewing platform for the WCG Grand Finale in Cologne Germany. What does this mean exactly? This means that competitors will be blasting away at each other in 8000:1 contrast ratio (at least) and not only that but the staff at the event and press will be able to use high end monitors and webcams to um play freecell in between matches. Of course the most exciting thing about this announcement (particularly if you happen to be press) is that the "Welcome Pack Promotion" given away to players and VIPs (read journalists and partners) will have Samsung
goodies in them. I hope the can manage to squeeze a monitor or two in those swag bags.
WORLD CYBER GAMES ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH MONITOR LEADER SAMSUNG SYNCMASTER
The Samsung SyncMaster Monitors Are Named WCG Official Partner For WCG Grand Final in Cologne, Germany and the United States and Korea National Finals as the Official Monitor of the WCG, Samsung To Provide Wide, state-of-the-Art Monitors For All Appropriate PC Gaming Competitions and the Press Room; Practice Area At Grand Final To Be Called SyncMaster Practice Area
NEW YORK, NY, July 2nd, 2008 -- The World Cyber Games (WCG), the blue chip leader for international video game competitions, today announced a high-profile partnership agreement with the recognized PC Monitor leader Samsung SyncMaster Monitors
. The announcement was made by International Cyber Marketing (ICM) the global organizer of the WCG.
As an official partner, Samsung will be the exclusive LCD monitor of the World Cyber Games 2008. A best-selling computer monitor brand for more than 20 years and leader in technological and visual superiority, Samsung will supply official monitors for the WCG 2008 Grand Final in Cologne, Germany as well as the United States National Final and the Korean National Final. At each of these events, Samsung will provide state-of-the-art, wide LCD Monitors for all PC tournament competitions. Additionally, the company will provide brand new wide monitors with webcams for the staff areas and the media center. Samsung SyncMaster has also been named the title partner for the players practice area, which will henceforth be known as the "SyncMaster Practice Area." Samsung has been sponsoring the WCG for the last 3 years.
In return, Samsung SyncMaster will receive a title sponsor practice room and the company will receive presence in the "Welcome Pack Promotion" giveaway to players and VIP participants, such as journalists and partners
"We are pleased to have Samsung SyncMaster on our growing list of incredible partners. The WCG has never had wide monitors at its events before and this will only enhance the quality and look of the competition." said Hyoung-Seok Kim, CEO of ICM, the global organizer of the WCG. "Samsung SyncMaster monitors will fit in perfectly with the abundance of state-of-the-art equipment the World Cyber Games brings to each e-Sport competition and our event will provide a one-of-a-kind forum for them to show off in front of a great audience of gaming enthusiasts." said YongJin Park, Vice President of Samsung's Visual Display Division.
With well over one million players from more than 70 countries, the World Cyber Games is widely regarded as the gaming world's premier tournament. Featuring online and offline events held throughout the world, the year-long series attracted more than 1.5 million competitors worldwide in 2007. The 2007 WCG Grand Final in Seattle, Washington broke new ground as more than 29 million people tuned in to watch the competition unfold in real-time, marking the largest global, live satellite broadcast for an e-Sports event. Additionally, the World Cyber Games was recently recognized by Guinness World Records for the World's Largest Video Game Competition with over 1.5 million competitors worldwide.
For more information on World Cyber Games or to register for the 2008 World Cyber Games regional tournaments, visit www.worldcybergames.com
ABOUT THE WORLD CYBER GAMES
The World Cyber Games (www.worldcybergames.com) is the premier blue chip global video game tournament and culture festival. First founded in 2000 to promote global harmony through e-sports, the WCG has grown steadily ever since. Behind the slogan "Beyond the Game" and with contestants from more than 70 countries expected to participate in this year's event, the World Cyber Games has developed into a true global phenomenon with arguably the largest prize amount at stake. The World Cyber Games prides itself on leading the "Digital Entertainment Culture."
ABOUT SAMSUNG SYNCMASTER
In 1988 Samsung launched a new brand named SyncMaster. Since then it has been a leading monitor brand in the global display industry for 19 years. The company is now working hard to advance the future of digital convergence. Today, Samsung is working to meet various needs of customers by providing not only home monitors, a necessity of life, but also network displays, displays for financial institutions and large-sized display solutions such as digital electronic bulletin boards, which offer broader business opportunities to B2B customers.
In addition to features like the world's fastest response time, wide viewing angle, excellent brightness and high contrast ratio, the company is adding a user-friendlier interface, and greener and more ergonomic hardware to its monitors.