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Samsung sparks the PC Gaming revolution in India with World Cyber Games 2005

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Samsung sparks the PC Gaming revolution in India with World Cyber Games 2005

Digital technology leader, Samsung India Electronics Ltd has announced the launch of the year’s most eagerly awaited Cyber Olympics event in India – the World Cyber Games 2005. The event will be kicked off in Delhi on October 15. The World Cyber Games is the world’s first Cyber Game Festival 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. World Cyber Games (WCG) 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 75 countries this year. Winners from each of the 75 countries will compete at the WCG finals, which will be held at Suntec City, Singapore, from November 16 to November 20, 2005.

WCG – India preliminaries will be held across eight cities in India – New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Pune, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata – from October 15-31, 2005. The preliminaries will be followed by semi-finals and finals in Mumbai on October 30-31.

The gaming contest includes team as well as individual games. “Today, PC Gaming is is a very evolved sport – fostering virtues of team work, healthy competitiveness between teams and individuals, and there is a strong emphasis on planning and analytical skills,” said Harry Ahn, GM, IT Products, Samsung.

Recognising the needs of the rapidly growing gaming industry in India, Samsung now offers a range of products designed keeping the discerning customers in mind. For serious gamers, Samsung’s Magic Green Monitors, SATA HDD and Combo Drives are ideal.

The MagicBright technology in Samsung’s recently introduced Magic Green monitors allows for change in screen brightness to suit multiple applications. The technology offers specialised settings for four highly used applications – Movie Mode, Game mode, Internet mode and Text mode.

Indiagames – an award winning multi-platform gaming company involved in publishing and developing wholesome, interactive and entertaining gaming experiences – is working along with Samsung India to successfully execute the WCG event this year. They have developed games for wireless, console and online gaming platforms. Also supporting WCG-2005 in India this year is the Sify i-Way chain of cyber-cafes.


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