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World Cyber Games Opens WCGZone.com for Year Round Global Online Play

Provides year-round online matches for StarCraft: Brood War and Warcraft: Frozen Throne through WCG server in Battle.net





Facilitates gamers' online community activities, with a replay file uploading board, online forums, and WCG global ranking service

Serves as the hub of worldwide online clans and will facilitate the online national preliminaries in WCG participating countries

SEOUL, May 18, 2006 - The world's largest computer and video game festival, World Cyber Games, today opens WCGZone.com (www.wcgzone.com), a gamers' paradise where worldwide gamers can play year-round online matches under the WCG title and access clans, as well as online community activities.

WCGZone.com consists of three main services - 1) year-round online matches for Starcraft: Brood War, and Warcraft III, 2) accessibility to players' rankings/replay file service, and 3) online forums that are open to global gamers.

All gamers are welcome to join the WCGZone.com and compete with other people through the WCG server in Battle.net by simply installing 'GamOn', the launching program of WCG online matches.

In addition to providing year-round online matches and gamers' rankings, WCGZone.com is designed to strengthen gamers' online communities by providing a replay file uploading board and online forums where gamers can share opinions regarding strategies and the newest gaming information. To facilitate community services, WCGZone.com supports solutions for eight languages including English, Chinese, Korean, and soon will be implementing a multi-language service expanded to all services in WCGZone.com.

"WCGZone.com is designed for gamers to enjoy games throughout the year and to exchange opinions," said Hoon Kim, the head of WCG operations. "WCGZone.com is also a solution for WCG strategic partners to reduce the expenses they have in running national online preliminaries in specific territories. Through discussion and collaboration with strategic partners in WCG participating countries, we will further explore ways to connect WCG Global rankings into all national preliminaries, strengthen the multi-language service, and expand the year-round online matches in other WCG official games - Half-Life: Counter-Strike 1.6 and FIFA Soccer 2006.

Meanwhile, ICM will be offering various online events for new members, including 'Register to Win,' 'Bugfinder,' and 'Spread the Word' to celebrate the WCGZone.com launch. Detailed information on WCGZone.com events can be found on the official WCG website at: www.worldcybergames.com.

About the World Cyber Games
The World Cyber Games is an annual global game culture festival that was founded in 2000 to promote global harmony through e-sports. With the slogan "Beyond the Game," the World Cyber Games has truly developed into a global game phenomenon with arguably the largest prize amount at stake. The World Cyber Games prides itself on leading the "Digital Entertainment Culture." The 2006 WCG Grand Final will be held on October 18-22, 2006 in Monza, Italy. More information at: www.worldcybergames.com.

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