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Name: Forrest Campbell
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA -- Near the end of the 2009 season, WCG, the Olympics of Video Games, has announced that the Grand Finals will be in Los Angeles for 2010.
WCG, the Olympics of Video Games, has announced today that WCG 2010 will be take place in the second largest US city, Los Angeles, California, after the success of WCG's Ultimate Gamer, which took place in the same city. The event will be held in the Los Angeles convention center next year during an undisclosed date and time. It will most likely be November, which has been the timeframe for most, if not all, WCG Finals.
It appears WCG Ultimate Gamer will continue as well. One major reason why they are bringing the Finals stateside is due to the success of the Ultimate Gamer show.
This is the third time WCG will host the Grand Finals in North America. Additionally, it appears that the World Cyber Games and Samsung are going to push through the recession together, as Samsung representative David Steel reaffirmed their partnership in the press release.
More news, like games and dates, will be announced at a later time.
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WORLD CYBER GAMES ANNOUNCES LOS ANGELES AS THE HOST CITY FOR THE WCG 2010 GRAND FINAL
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(New York, October 28, 2009) - World Cyber Games (WCG), the organizer of the premier international video game competition and festival, today announced Los Angeles, CA as the WCG 2010 Grand Final host city. As the official host city for the WCG 2010 Grand Final, elite gamers from around the world will flock to the Los Angeles Convention Center next year to compete for the title of world's best gamer.
In bringing the Grand Final to the United States for the third time, the WCG will be celebrating its 10thanniversary in the world's largest video game market. L.A. is one of the major hubs for the video game industry as it is home to some of the largest developers and studios in the world and the home to some of the most influential gaming media. A hit WCG Ultimate Gamer, a reality TV program (NBCU Network) was also shot on location in Los Angeles. This show takes a dozen top-notch video game players, drops them into an L.A. loft where they live together and compete for the title of ''Best All-Around Gamer,'' along with other prizes like $100,000 cash, and the ''Ultimate Samsung Electronics package.''
''This event will bring an economic impact of millions of dollars to the city of Los Angeles,'' said Michael Krouse, senior vice president of sales and client services for LA INC. The Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau. ''L.A. is the perfect destination for this event and we look forward to welcoming the international delegates.''
''After taking into careful consideration the many factors involved with selecting the host city, the World Cyber Games Committee came to a clear decision with Los Angeles,'' said Hyoung-Seok Kim, CEO ofWorld Cyber Games, Inc., organizer of the World Cyber Games. ''San Francisco and Seattle were extremely successful events and we look forward to returning to the United States for our 10-year anniversary.''
''Samsung Electronics has been the World Wide partner of World Cyber Games since its inception 10 years ago and we are thrilled to continue playing an integral role in supporting its growth and popularity,'' said David Steel, Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing, Samsung Electronics America Inc. ''Hosting the games in Los Angeles should be an exciting opportunity for the gaming community and our North American team as we continue to provide the latest technology for the competitions.''
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