Microsoft to sponsor the World Cyber Games
Microsoft will be be the WCG's (World Cyber Games for those who don't like to read article titles) official sponsor through 2008, providing hardware and software support to the cause. This deal also locks the PC and Xbox 360 as the gaming platforms for their gaming events. Sneaky Microsoft.
"Over the years, we have admired the incredible growth of cybersports and WCG's role in expanding the reach of these worldwide tournaments," said Peter Moore, corporate vice president, Interactive Entertainment and Devices Division, Microsoft. "Because of WCG's history as a truly global gaming competition, it was a logical choice to team up with them and extend the reach of these events even further."
Microsoft's sponsorship will cover all WCG events including three pan-regional championships, the Korean Championship, the USA Championship and the Grand Finals, which will be held from October 18-22 in Monza, Italy.