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Ok, So I Was Wrong, and WCG 2009 Picked Some More PC Games....

Admittedly I wrong to think that they would actually pick 2 more Xbox 360 games and one more PC game. I guess I thought that the US WCG site could be right, considering how dead serious the US is when it comes to gaming leagues.

The games they did pick, don't catch my interest at all. Here's the official press release.

Latest Titles for WCG 2009 are:

FIFA 09 (the only good choice in the latest press release....)

Carom3D (To be honest, it's more fun to watch this in real life.)

Red Stone ( MMORPG, I think? Ehh....)

Trackmania (Nice race tracks. Will this work competitively? Surprised they didn't pick an EA racing game.)

Three mobile games

Asphalt 4

Wise Star 2 (No video(s) found on youtube)

Dungeon & Fighter

Basically, yeah, I was totally wrong with all my predictions for WCG 2009, but damn, those choices that they made are not really the kind of games I'm interested to watch in a competition setting. The only choice which probably makes sense in that lineup is FIFA 09.

Press Release:

NEW YORK, NY. April 13, 2009 – World Cyber Games (WCG /, the premier international video game competition and festival, has announced seven additional game titles which will be featured throughout 2009.

The new titles include all-time favorite PC titles FIFA Soccer 09, TrackMania Nations Forever, Carom3D and Red Stone as the Official Game Title for WCG. They will join the previously announced five Official Game Titles – including Counter-Strike 1.6 (PC), Starcraft: Brood War (PC), WarCraft III The Frozen Throne (PC), Guitar Hero: World Tour (Xbox 360) and Virtua Fighter 5 (Xbox 360) – to ensure that this year's competition features a wide variety of games that appeal to all different types of gamers around the world.

This marks the ninth year that FIFA 09 will be an Official Game Title for WCG. The beloved soccer game provided one of the shockers of the 2008 Grand Final when Romania ended Germany's dominance to capture the gold. Also marking return engagements in the competition will be Carom3D, which has been a part of the WCG for the past three years, and Red Stone, which made its WCG debut last year. TrackMania, the world famous racing game, will add to the competition's long pedigree of racing games.

Adding to the diversity of the 2009 tournament will be the return of the Mobile Game Category. After making a huge splash through ‘Samsung Mobile Challenge' at the 2008 Grand Final, the two mobile games to be featured include Asphalt 4 and the celestial puzzle game Wise Star2. Also in this year's line-up, MORPG (Multi-player online role-playing game) Dungeon & Fighter will be featured as a Promotional Title.

''The World Cyber Games is more committed than ever to make eSports accessible to every type of gamer around the world'' said Hyoung-Seok Kim, president and CEO of World Cyber Games. ''This year's lineup not only features wide variety of Official Game Title of Xbox 360 and PC games, but we are expanding the number of mobile games. With these new titles, we expect the 2009 Grand Final to be the most diverse and exciting one we have ever had.''

WCG also announced the date of WCG 2009 Grand Final. This year the annual event will be held from November 11 to 15, for 5 days taking place in Chengdu, China

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