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WCG Rumored to Switch to Mobile Games Only

By Schmieds - 26th March 2012 - 21:37 PM

Cadred.org has reported that, according to a leaked letter, the World Cyber Games will no longer continue to support traditional games, and will support mobile games only.

WCG, held in South Korea, is perhaps the largest international tournament and has in the past hosted tournaments for titles such as Starcraft 2, Counter-Strike 1.6, and League of Legends. According to the letter, the reason behind the switch was primarily financial.

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.
Source: cadred.org

If true, the decision could prove to be smart business-wise, but will be to the dismay of countless eSports fans around the world. As of press time, WCG has offered no official statement on the matter.