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WCG AI Masters - Preliminary Group Draw Results

AI Masters2019-05-20 Views 5

Clash Royale Meets the WCG

Clash Royale: A universally recognized mobile gameThe third official event unveiled by the 2019 WCG was Clash Royale. This mobile game is played with cute-looking characters and looks quite simple. At first glance, it does not appear to live up to its name.However, the people who have played this game will probably understand why this game has been chosen as an official WCG event.The appeal of Clash Royale is broader and deeper than any other e-sport game in existence today.Clash Royale was released in 2016 by Supercell, which is also responsible for hits such as Clash of Clans and Hay Day. Clash Royale is based on the same system as Clash of Clans but has stronger strategic aspects, maximizing the fun of combat.  All of these things are what make Clash Royale a smash hit.The game has an intricate, real-time match-making system that makes it easy to play against opponents with similar settings, and each round is short, but still requires players to think about what they will do, broadening the number of choices available. In the game, there is also a sense of tension, resulting from the game’s real-time changes. Trade tokens were also added to the game so that even casual players can catch up to their opponents as long as they have the necessary skills.With the success of Clash Royale, Supercell was able to solidify its image as a company that releases only ‘must-play games.’ Supercell also gained attention at the end of last year with its release of Brawl Stars, which is also being lauded as a top, next-generation Esports game.27M gamers in the preliminaries for the 2017 Clash Royale Crown ChampionshipThe number of gamers who compete in the Clash Royale Preliminaries is almost unfathomable. Supercell’s key to Esports success has been creating games that are ‘open to everyone.’ In Clash Royale, anyone can easily acquire cards using only in-game rewards. Also, in tournament mode, card levels are the same for all users. This allows players to compete against each other based only on their skills and wit.Based on the game’s accessibility, users began making their own small-scale tournaments, which grew over time. Supercell strategically supported these tournaments, and a few pro teams were formed.Clash Royale has continued to evolve since its inception. If the Crown Championship in 2017 was a world tournament for all amateurs, 2018 was a year in which professional teams faced off against each other in the global arena. In 2018, a regular league was formed and played for two seasons, and a World Finals was held with winnings of up to KRW 1.1 billion.There is not a gamer today that doesn’t recognize that Clash Royale has become a global Esports event, despite the fact that it’s a mobile game. The reason why Clash Royale was selected as a demonstration event for the 2018 Asian Games was most likely because it can be enjoyed from anywhere in the world.Another reason why the Clash Royale WCG deserves our attention is because nobody knows which player will be victorious.Out of all the WCG events, Clash Royale is the most likely to give birth to a champion that has yet to be discovered. The vast pool of Clash Royale gamers also makes it highly likely that there will be plenty of upsets and drama.Leading countries in Esports have already organized their professional Clash Royale teams and even at this very moment, many skilled gamers are gathering together, dreaming of becoming the next Esports stars. Some of these gamers now engaging in league play are also becoming the topic of hot news stories and stirring up excitement among viewers.Amateur gamers should not be taken lightly either. Clash Royale is a game in which users can show off their skill without having to invest too much time. While practice is important, the decisive factor for this game is strategy and quick thinking.Who will bring honor to their country and take home the gold medal, along with a cash prize of USD 50,000? What unknown masters of the game are out there, just waiting to be discovered? These questions are the biggest reasons why people have such high expectations for the matches, which will be played on the small screen in Xi’an in July following the completion of the regional finals.A fun game to watchEven for Clash Royale newbies, watching just one or two games is enough to learn most of the game rules, including how the game is won. After being surprised by the simple rules, viewers will be in awe of the various methods of psychological warfare and super plays used in the game. Clash Royale is also very intuitive, making it one of the most fun mobile games in the world to watch.WCG selected mobile games as official events in 2008 when smartphones first started to become popular. The first mobile game ever to be officially included in the WCG was Asphalt. It was strange back then to see national representatives facing off in a 3D racing game using only a tiny mobile phone screen.Today, a decade later, the mobile platform has become the most popular game platform in the world. The hidden potential of mobile games—which nobody paid attention to years ago—has finally come into the limelight.The inclusion of Clash Royale in the WCG attests to the fact that Esports have now taken root as everyday sports. In the Clash Royale League Challenge event, held in March, users who recorded 20 wins were made eligible to try out for the WCG. This was a huge preliminary in which anyone in the world could participate. Users were disqualified once they recorded three losses, so the competition was light at times and fierce at other times, creating an atmosphere that was almost like a festival. Players from around the world who became eligible through the regional preliminaries are now looking toward the finals. Each successful player experienced the sweet taste of victory and a great sense of achievement as they competed in local preliminaries and are now headed toward the grand stage of their dreams.The WCG, the ‘Global Esports Festival,’ will return in 2019 and is set to start on the smallest of stages—in your house and on the palm of your hands.

Clash Royale2019-05-17 Views 21

WCG hosts the Scratch Creative Challenge

We would like to invite students in Xi’an to WCG Scratch Creative Challengehosted by WCG and the creator of Scratch, Mitchel Resnick and MIT Media Lab!How does ‘Play’ create the world?Play is not only a pleasure itself, this unproductive pleasure have produced the most innovative outcomes.Imagine what you will enjoy to play in the future and make it with Scratch 3.0 and LEGO.Our joyful imagination will become the basis for the leap to a new era of playing!  (1) Stage 1: Online PreliminaryUsing Scratch 3.0 and your unique imagination, create a project related to the theme ‘Future Play’→ Entrants: Age 11 to 15, living in Xian    (born between Jan 1, 2004 and Dec 31, 2008)→ Date: 2019.5.13 (Mon) ~ 2019.6.17 (Mon)→ How to participate: Submit entries, 1 Scratch project and 1 introduction video (max 1 min) as in team (max 3 team members) through online www.wcg.com(2) Stage 2: Final events in Xi’anUsing Scratch 3.0 and LEGO Education Kit to bring your idea on the theme ‘Future Play’ in real life.At the final event, Mitchel Resnick and MIT Media Lab will join together for 4 day! → Entrants: 20 team finalists selected from the Stage 1 “Online Preliminary”→ Date: 2019.7.18 – 7.21→ Venue: Qujiang International Convention Center, Xi’an, China→ Fee: Free→ Benefits① Certification issued by WCG and MIT Media Lab② LEGO Education Kit by using Scratch 3.0 to make a creative creations③ Free Accomodations and meals④ WCG Scratch Creative Challenge souvenirsEmail: scratch@wcg.com

Scratch Creative Challenge2019-05-15 Views 21

Stream WCG Regional Finals and Win Ticket to WCG 2019 Xi’an!

During WCG 2019 Xi’an, Regional Finals, WCG shall provide voice clean feed for those who wish to provide coverage.Streamers may choose specific region, game title and language to cover, and stream it on their own channel of preference.After all Regional Finals are done, 1 channel per region will be selected, based on following criteria:- Quality: Quality of commentary, overlay, thumbnail, etc. - Quantity: Number of live stream coverage and VODs produced- Professionalism: Promptness with schedule, use of professional manner when presenting, etc- Passion: Show of enthusiasm towards coverage during both on-screen and off-screen times. The winners will receive opportunity to be invited to Xi’an (free travel and accommodations), and may have opportunity to produce contents on-site!The winners will be announced in the last week of June.<Registration>Registration for the event will begin from today, and close 3 days before each Regional Final.Closing dates for each region are as following. (applying for multiple regions and games possible)- APAC: May 23, 2019- Americas: May 28, 2019- Europe: June 5, 2019- China: June 12, 2019 Contact register@wcg.com and state which date (game title) you wish to cover with which language and add link to the channel you plan on using. <Form Example>- Date: June 10, 2019 (Clash Royale)- Language: English- Channel link: https://www.twitch.tv/team/wcg Following is information for Regional Finals: <Official Stream Language>- APAC: English and Korean (Afreeca TV exclusive)- Americas: English and Spanish- Europe: English and Russian- China: English and Chinese<Note regarding language>- Providing same or different language from the official language of each region is possible.- For Korean language, it is to be provided only at Afreeca TV due to exclusive streaming partnership in Korea. This applies to all regions, not just APAC, and only streamers using Afreeca TV shall be permitted to provide coverage.- For Chinese language, only streamers outside mainland China may apply, and broadcast outside mainland China.- Vietnamese language is not available, as WCG’s official Vietnamese media partner, Appota Esports has exclusive rights to all online Vietnamese coverage.<Schedule>Each day will start at 9AM and end at 7PM local time (see location below)There will be 7 broadcasted matches per day. Specific details will be shared to those applying for the event.<Location>- APAC: Seoul, South Korea- Americas: Santa Ana, CA, USA- Europe: Athens, Greece- China: Shanghai, ChinaHope you have fun streaming WCG, and hope to see you in Xi’an!Thank you

General2019-05-15 Views 46

WCG announces Final Assault as an official game title for WCG VR Championship

World Cyber Games announces Phaser Lock Interactive’s VR RTS Game ‘Final Assault’ as an official game title for WCG VR Championship as part of the New Horizons Category.Phaser Lock Interactive’s Final Assault is a WWII themed Action Strategy Game that capitalizes on the full power of Virtual Reality.‘WCG VR Championship: Final Assault’ is a streamer invitational competition that will be live streamed through WCG’s official YouTube and Twitch channels.1. WCG Official ChannelTwitch: twitch.tv/discoverwcgYouTube: youtube.com/WorldCyberGames2. Live Schedule    1) America (CDT): Fri, May 17, 2019  20:00 ~    2) Europe (CEST): Sat, May 18, 2019  14:00 ~     3) APAC (KST): Sun, May 19, 2019  18:00 ~3. Invited Streamers      Tournament details (link)1) America (Nationality / Name / Nickname)    - USA   / Caleb Eubanks / Reality Check VR    - USA   / Bradlley Lynch  / SadlyItsBradley    - USA   / Mark Morris / The 8-Bit Ninja    - USA   / Billy Brandon / Pretty Neat VR2) Europe (Nationality / Name / Nickname)    - NED  / Casandra Vnong / Cas    - U.K   / Ben Loller / Lokey Games    - NED  / Dahiana Chary / Chary    - POL   / Alan Karamara / Dirvel3) APAC (Nationality / Name / Nickname)    - AUS   / Michael Saffa / Cheru    - AUS   / Thomas Rim / Rimmy    - KOR   / Rena Kim / MC_rena    - KOR   / Teajun Jung / DolDolDole

VR Championship2019-05-10 Views 121