World Cyber Games to Switch to Mobile-Only Games
Do you like eSports? Do you have fond memories of the early days of the World Cyber Games? A place where hardcore enthusiasts gathered to see who was the best in their respective games, the World Cyber Games has long been considered a pillar of the eSports world in a wide variety of PC and console games. Well, all of that is set to change.
In what I clearly thought could only be an April Fools Joke, WCG's CEO Brad Lee outlined in a letter at the end of March, the Korean based eSports organization is set to switch to all mobile games. They site the change in market sales in PCs to mobile devices as the largest reason behind the change, though I suspect it has more to do with Samsung than they're letting on. WCG has long been more of a promotional branch of Samsung's latest products (displays, PCs, etc) and their shift to focusing on mobile devices supports this.
"We had been committed to the PC-Based gaming event for a long time", they cite WCG's CEO Brad Lee. He adds: "Under this circumstance, we made a hard decision that we should bring the mobile, new key sector in the game industry, in our event concept."
While it is currently unclear if this change will go into effect for this year's World Cyber Games, there has previously been a poll for this year's featured games at WCG, which included several PC games. We'll see for sure later this year, as the finals are set to be held in Kushan, China.
One thing is for sure, though. If they do intend to stay in the eSports scene at all, they should work on their presentation to stay competitive as they were using technology that was clearly outdated.