Seoul, South Korea and Los Angeles, CA - June 8, 2012 - Celebrating a
successful return to E3, WEBZEN Inc., a
global publisher of online games, can now announce the winners of its
Continent of the Ninth Seal (C9) tournament.
At an event held on Wednesday, June 6, two teams ? North American Gears Executor
and European Pony Club ? went head to head for C9 supremacy and a $10,000 grand
prize. After a skilled and heated battle, Gears Executor bested Pony Club to
claim the championship title, cash reward and international bragging rights.
"Competing in and winning the first global C9 championship tournament at one of
the world's biggest interactive entertainment shows is a dream come true," said
Dahan Choi, team leader of Gears Executor. "We appreciate WEBZEN inviting us to
be part of this awesome event at E3, and I speak for my whole team when I say
that we're looking forward to defending our title at future C9 tournaments."
In addition to the tournament, WEBZEN live streamed the entire event for fans to
catch the action online, and also showcased upcoming online first-person shooter
(FPS) game Arctic Combat, unveiling two brand new trailers and handing out
special edition dog tag beta keys for the Taskforce 613 beta test group.
"We were thrilled to offer gamers around the world a chance to watch the event
via live stream, and it was fantastic to feed off their energy throughout the
tournament," said Jihun Lee, head of global publishing. "We hope that the event
piqued interest in players for the upcoming North American launches of C9 and
Arctic Combat later this year."
More information on the WEBZEN E3 event and C9 championship tournament can be
found at http://www.webzen.com, and the
official C9 website http://c9.webzen.com.
About WEBZEN Inc.
Founded and headquartered in Seoul in 2000, WEBZEN Inc. (KOSDAQ) completed the
merger with NHN Games in July 2010, and recently acquired YMIR Entertainment.
WEBZEN has become a leader in the MMOG market and has developed one of the
world's top online games and client/server technologies. WEBZEN is continuing
the tradition of MU Online, which boasts more than 56 million registered users,
with Soul of the Ultimate Nation, and ARCHLORD.
They are currently working to release more new games such as ARCHLORD 2, which
is under development. Further information on WEBZEN.com and its games can be
found at http://www.webzen.com.