The future for eSports is certainly looking bright with the amount of games, cash prizes, and tournaments continually increasing in the past few years. Who would have thought 10 years ago that the eSports scene would grow this big to the point that events are now being broadcasted on ESPN and cash prizes reaching $10 million (thanks, Valve)?
Last month, we reported that a big tournament will be replacing the renowned World Cyber Games (WCG) in China. Competitive players now have more reason to rejoice as a new tournament will be coming its way and it seems that the former organizers of the WCG are looking to host their new tournament in Singapore.
According to a report on Games in Asia, Bory Jun, former COO of WCG, and David Song of the Global Mobile Game Confederation are looking to hold The World eSports Championship Games (WECG) in Singapore as early as 2015. Both of them were in Singapore last week in a mobile gaming event to share the upcoming tournament.
Similar to WCG, WECG is a gaming festival that hosts many game tournaments across different platforms such as PC, consoles, and mobile. Players from all over the world will be invited to compete with the best of the best. Aside from competition, WECG will also be handling gaming exhibitions which will be a good marketing opportunity for gaming brands.
If you remember way back 2005, Singapore was also the host city of the World Cyber Games. It was the second time the WCG was handled outside of South Korea. How epic would it be if a decade later, the spiritual successor of the WCG will be coming back to the country?
If this materializes, this will certainly be a big boost to the gaming industry in the Southeast Asian region considering it?s already been a decade since their last major cross-platform tournament.
Well, we?ll keep our fingers crossed in the mean time.
via Games in Asia
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