Samsung India has announced the eagerly awaited Cyber Olympics in India – the World Cyber Games 2006 (WCG 2006). The event, presented by Samsung India, is being organised by Indiagames and Indiatimes.com in six cities this year – Chandigarh, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Pune and Mumbai.
The event commenced in Chandigarh on August 31, 2006 and drew a very positive response from the city. The second preliminaries for WCG 2006 are being held in New Delhi at Sri Satya Sai International Centre, Lodhi Road, Pragati Vihar.
World Cyber Games has been designed to build a healthy cyber culture. The best gamers around the world gather in various cities to share the excitement and fun of the game tournaments. The World Cyber Games has been promoted on the lines of the international Olympic movement.
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, South Korea is the main sponsor for the WCG in over 70 countries this year. The winners from each of the 70 countries will compete at the WCG finals to be held at Monza, Italy, from October 18-22, 2006.
“Today, PC gaming is a very evolved sport. While most of us interface with the PC as a productivity enhancement tool, PC gaming is emerging as a very strong entertainment platform across the world,” said Sanjay Sharma, VP-IT Business, Samsung India.