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WCG drop PC Gaming for mobile

By Natasha 'tashaa' L
Mar 26, 2012 17:02

ImageRumours have arisen and supposedly been confirmed by the CEO of WCG that the tournament will no longer support PC games.

The leaked letter in question which Cadred managed to get their hands onto was signed by CEO of WCG, Brad Lee. Stated within the letter was the confirmation that World Cyber Games will no longer go on to support PC Based National Finals due to committing to mobile gaming. Reasoning behind this appears to be funding with mobile gaming bringing in more money in comparison to PC based games such as CS 1.6. WCG are still yet to release an official statement.

CEO Brad Lee said the following in the leaked letter:
"In recent years, the gaming and IT trends have been moving so fast. In the current status of gaming and IT industry, one of the most remarkable information to us was the mobile shipments have exceeded the PC shipments.

As wide spread mobile devices, mobile gamer would rapidly increase as well. In this situation, the major PC game publishers have been expanding their investment and business in the mobile game development & publishing.

This information was very cruel to us since we had been committed to the PC-Based gaming event for long time. We have witnessed that there have been many companies and organizations who went out of business because they didn't put effort to change. Therefore we concluded that we should create WCG's new identity.

Under this circumstance, we made a hard decision that we should bring the mobile, new key sector in the game industry, in our event concept. Hence, WCG decided to start the Mobile Game-Based Festival.

To create the Mobile Game-Based Festival, WCG is under the discussion with the sponsors and game publishers regarding new event structure and the countries for new festival. Therefore, there will be no longer present event module, such as Pan Championship, and PC-Based National Finals. And, the official game titles of WCG will consist of mobile games. "

Over the past few years CS 1.6 has seen a fall in the amount of prize money given by WCG, halving from $50,000 for first place in 2008 to $25,000 last year when the Poles from PL ESC Gaming took gold.




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