WEBZEN Inc., the Next Generation of
Free-to-Play Online Games, announced their first ESL Europe online tournament
during the upcoming closed beta for the modern military FPS game 'ARCTIC
This August 16th (GMT), the registration for the Arctic Combat ESL (Electronic
Sports League) Europe tournament will start allowing players around Europe to
participate in this event. This will be the first step to build a competitive
community in the e-sports world. Players will be able to apply for the
tournament through the official Arctic Combat website at
The preliminaries for the event are scheduled to start on August 26th (GMT),
which will determine the top two teams that will meet at the finals. The finals
will take place on the September 15th (GMT) to decide who the first champions of
Europe will be. Viewers around the world will be able to enjoy this event
through livestream hosted by the famous e-sports caster Joe Miller.
For the upcoming closed beta starting from August 22nd (GMT), the North America
server will open along with the newly located server in Europe allowing players
in this region to play under smooth conditions. New contents that are added will
be revealed through the upcoming game trailer.
Jihun Lee, Head of Global Publishing, said, "Webzen is preparing various
e-sports events with the start of the first ESL tournament and plan to also hold
more in North America." Also he said, "Through the previous beta test, we have
focused on localization and development for the enjoyment of the upcoming closed
Meanwhile, Webzen will be participating in Gamescom 2012 in Germany with an
exclusive B2B booth revealing new information for their game titles along with
various B2C events.
More information on the modern military FPS game 'ARCTIC COMBAT' and the
e-sports tournaments can be found on the official Facebook page at
http://www.facebook.com/ArcticCombat and website at
WEBZEN's first modern military & free to play online tactical shooter (FPS)
game, developed since 2007. Based on a theoretical World War III, caused by the
dispute over natural resources, ARCTIC COMBAT presents high-quality battleground
experiences with realistic cinematic sounds. It has become one of the most
anticipated FPS games in South Korea for its skill-based combats, tactical perk
development system, and high-tech modern weaponry.
About WEBZEN Inc.
Founded and headquartered in Seoul in 2000, WEBZEN Inc. 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 including ARCHLORD 2, which
is under development. More information on 'WEBZEN.com' and its games can be
found at http://www.webzen.com