C9 Championship Tournament to be Streamed Live from E3 2012 in Los Angeles
Seoul, South Korea and Los Angeles, CA - June 1, 2012 - WEBZEN Inc., a
global publisher of online games, will have a presence at E3 2012 with a $10,000
tournament and a sneak peek at two of its upcoming online (MMO) games, which
will hit U.S. shores later this year. The 2012 Continent of the Ninth Seal (C9)
Championship Tournament finals will culminate in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June
6, pitting the top two qualifying teams - Gears Executor from North America and
Pony Club from Europe - against each other to battle it out for the cash prize.
WEBZEN will stream the tournament live for interested online gamers around the
globe via its official streaming website at
"We hope online gamers from every corner of the world will experience the
excitement and intensity of the C9 PvP competition through the live stream,"
said Jihun Lee, head of global publishing, WEBZEN. "We are looking forward to
our official return to E3, and couldn't think of a better place to have the
tournament finals and interact with our loyal fans. This also is an opportunity
for us to introduce two of our most popular upcoming online games to North
America, C9 and Arctic Combat."
During E3, WEBZEN will unveil a new class for its highly anticipated epic
fantasy-based action role-playing game (RPG) C9, the Witchblade, which will be
playable for North American gamers for the first time during the event. With
precise controls, a variety of skill combos and eye-catching graphics, C9
immerses players in a striking environment as they string together attacks and
battle foes to fight off evil forces in Blenheim.
Additionally, WEBZEN will showcase Arctic Combat, a new twitch-heavy online
first-person shooter (FPS) featuring realistic warzone effects. Set on harsh
frozen tundra amidst the chaos of World War III, Arctic Combat features a
variety of modern weapons, tactics and skills designed with the fragger in mind.
WEBZEN event attendees will get hands-on time with Arctic Combat and witness a
never-before-seen trailer for the game.
WEBZEN's C9 Tournament and press event will take place between 12 p.m. and 4
p.m. PDT, Wednesday, June 6, at Icon Ultra Lounge directly across from the Los
Angeles Convention Center's South Hall. Development team members from both games
will be on hand to meet with press and select fans. Qualified media can RSVP for
Arctic Combat and C9 demos and interviews, and for meetings with WEBZEN's global
business executives, by contacting
More information about the 2012 C9 Championship Tournament can be found on the
WEBZEN website at http://www.webzen.com and
C9 official website at http://C9.webzen.com.
About WEBZEN Inc.
Founded and headquartered in Seoul in 2000, WEBZEN Inc. completed a merger with
NHN Games in July 2010, and recently acquired YMIR Entertainment.
WEBZEN has become a leader in the global massively multi-player online games
market, developing some of the world's top online games and client-server
technologies. WEBZEN continued the tradition of MU Online, which boasts more
than 56 million registered users, with Soul of the Ultimate Nation and ARCHLORD,
among others. The global leader is currently bringing new online games to
market, including ARCHLORD 2. Further information on 'WEBZEN.com' and its games
can be found at http://www.webzen.com.