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Silkroad Online

Game & Game World Championship 2009 sign-ups now in progress.

IRVINE, Calif. - June 23, 2009

Joymax, an independent developer and publisher of interactive entertainment for the global market, today announced that preliminary signups for the Silkroad Online portion of the Game & Game World Championship 2009 (GNGWC 2009) are now open to all North American players. Those interested in competing for global fame and glory can check out registration details under the GNGWC tab on the Silkroad Online site:

“We're honored to be a part of the Game & Game World Championship for the fourth year running,” said Jina Song, General Manager at Joymax. “Fostering friendly competition has been one of our primary goals since the very beginning, and there are few better ways to make that happen than by bringing gamers together for a global challenge!”

Online qualifying rounds for the North American region will begin on August 30, followed by a final round in Los Angeles on September 12. Additional worldwide regional finals in Germany, Korea, South America, Japan, Turkey, and Egypt will occur between the months of July and October, followed by the Grand Finals in late November. The victor will earn nothing less than the title of the world's greatest gamer!

More information about GNGWC 2009 is available at

About Silkroad Online

Silkroad Online is a massively multiplayer online RPG that puts the player deep into historical fantasy, joining the Chinese and European civilizations along the Silk Road trade route. Traveling across Jangan, from China to Constantinople, players can make their fortunes as merchants, prey on the rich as thieves, or be protection-for-hire as hunters. The most recent expansion, Legend IV: Tomb of the Qin-Shi Emperor, added new territory, quests, weapons, and an increased level cap for adventurers. With over 18 million registered users and 170,000 concurrent players worldwide, the triangular conflict of Silkroad Online has never been more exciting. More information about Silkroad Online and the upcoming Legend IV Plus update is available at

About Joymax

Since its establishment in April, 1997, Joymax has been developing and publishing quality games for the emerging game industry of the 21st century. Based in Seoul, Korea, the company has published numerous titles for the PC platform, and its first MMORPG, Silkroad Online, has grown to offer service in 200 countries since its 2004 launch. Joymax is to become a global entertainment company providing multimedia content. For more information, please visit

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Ellie Cho, Joymax Co. Ltd


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