SEOUL, Korea (AVING) -- <Visual News> The finals for GNGWC 2008, a festival for the gamers around the world, will start in a few short days. In four online game categories, a total of 200 players including national players from six countries will battle for the first place at Kintex, located in Ilsan, South Korea on November 16.
The upcoming finals will be held on the last day of "G-Star 2008" that will be held from 13 – 16 at Kintex. Due to the timing, the finals will gather attentions from gamers of South Korea and the media alike.
Hosted by Korea SW Industry Promotion Agency (KIPA) and sponsored by KT, GNGWC 2008 preliminaries were held in six countries of South Korea, USA, Germany, Japan, Singapore, and Brazil. The titles selected as the official games are "Silk Road Online" by Joymax (an official game for three consecutive years); "Shot Online," a 3D golf game by Onnet; "Navy Field," a naval battle game by SDEnterNet with the World War II as the background; and "Atlantica," a strategic MMORPG by Ndoors selected for the first time.
National players battled for their seats in the finals throughout the online preliminaries and second round of preliminaries held in six continents from past July. The gamers will participate in the welcome reception by KIPA on 15, and will fight for the first place on 16 at Ilsan Kintex.
GNGWC has grown in scale and to attract better skilled gamers every year. The gamers who participated in the past events not only enjoyed the competition but transformed it into a fiesta by sharing their energy with other audiences.
Head Kwon Taek-Min of KIPA said, "GNGWC gave us a confirmation that South Korean games can succeed in the global market," and added, "GNGWC will be continuously improved with more systematic preparation to spread the excellence of South Korean online games throughout the world."
The GNGWC 2008, which will be held in Ilsan on the upcoming 16, is expected to be a success as it will be filled with a various range of events.