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Game&Game World Championship(GNGWC) 2007 Tournament Takes Off

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(Seoul, Korea 24th July, 2007) - The first global e-sports league for massively multiplayer online games starts its registration for the European and American tournaments.

GNGWC, (abbreviation for "Game&Game World Championship"), started registration for the European and American tournaments this week. Compared to last year's event that ran three official games, GNGWC2007 will host six online games, which include:

"Shot Online(" from On-Net "Bomb 'n Dash (" from Innodis "Silkroad Online (" from Joymax "Record of Lunia War (" from allm "Navy Field (" from SDEnternet "Warrock (" from Dream execution .

Among these official games, Bomb 'n Dash, SilkRoad online, and Navyfield have already been accommodating participants from as early as July 3rd. On the other hand, Shot Online started registration July 23rd, and Record of Lunia War is going to take European tournament participation entries starting July 26th. Warrock, the latest game to start in the competition, will start its European registration August 8th.

The European online preliminary match will be the first official tournament of GNGWC2007. Bomb 'n Dash, the preliminary game, will launch this global MMO eSports competition on August 1st . Gamers who pass the European online preliminary match will be invited to the European final match held on August 23, at the Leipzig Game Conference in Leipzig, Germany. The Final match winners of each these official games will get a ticket for the Grand Finals scheduled to be held in Seoul, Korea on December 1st.

After the European final match, the GNGWC American, South East Asian, Korean, and Japanese matches are going to start, and the winners of each of these regions will be gathered together for the Grand Final match in Seoul, Korea. The winners of this final match will receive the following awards, $5000 for 1st place, $3,000 for 2nd place, and $1,000 for 3rd place winner for each of the official games.

"Any gamers who are interested in this esports league can participate now." said the representative of KIPA, the host of this game event "Record of Lunia War and Bomb 'n Dash are quite new games, and you have more chances to be invited to the grand final even you start the game now", he added.

About GNGWC(Game and Game World Championship)

GNGWC is an international game competition which began in 2006 by KIPA in order to promote Korean online games throughout the World. Last year, 1,070,000 gamers from 5 regions including Korea, Europe, Southeast Asia, Japan, America took participation in competing in 3 Korean games, 'Silkroad Online', 'Gunbound', and 'Shot Online'. With the success from previous year, the event is planned to continue in the future.

About KIPA

KIPA(Korea IT Industry Promotion Agency) was established in 1998 by the Ministry of Information and Communication as a non-profit organization. Its role is to contribute to the globalization of the Korea information technology industry, support start-up software companies, and improve the quality of Korea's software the industry's productivity through process improvement efforts. "Global Service Platform" initiative, which is also known as "game&game" and "Game and Game World Championship", is an part of its global marketing support program for the information technology industry.

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Jodie McIntyre

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