CrossFire creator Smilegate Entertainment acquire rights to World Cyber Games
Once the most iconic Esports spectacle in history is bound to make a return.
After having its last event back in 2013, the World Cyber Games, otherwise known as WCG may just make a comeback soon as Smilegate Entertainment, developer of the hit MMO FPS CrossFire, has secured a deal acquiring the events trademark rights.
According to a report by Naver Sports, Samsung Electronics has signed the deal transferring all WCG rights to Smilegate, with the South Korean game developer said to be planning big things for the revival of what was once called the “Olympics of Esports”.
Smilegate’s plans for WCG would include developing the brand into a digital entertainment festival, rather than just purely being an Esports event, meaning that aside from having pro tournaments for games such as CrossFire, WCG will be a hub where “all participants, including spectators, share the joy of being able to play games together and create fun together“.
With the acquisition of WCG, Smilegate sets their future, and perhaps bigger, Esports plans in the future, one that includes the return of what was once the longest-running Esports event, the World Cyber Games which roots can be traced back in 2000 with the WCG Challenge, and more specific details such as the playdates, game lineup, and participating countries and regions to be announced very soon.