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More than Half a Billion Tune In To WCG 2020 CONNECTED 2020-12-22

■ Global Fans Watched Across Seventeen Platforms Generating 650M Views

■ Global Fans Enjoyed The Advanced Esports Festival Under The Non-contact Era, Opening The New Paradigm of Esports  

[Wednesday, December 22] Demonstrating its worldwide appeal, global esports festival World Cyber Games (WCG) overcame the on-site restrictions due to the Covid-19 virus and successfully hosted the WCG 2020 CONNECTED. Despite having to adjust the tournament to a virtual experience, the transition to a hybrid model was positively embraced and brought together esports fans from all over the world with nearly 650 million views.   

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With over 6,800 players, teams competed and played well over 1,200 total games as they battled for the top spot across four titles:  Warcraft® III: Reforged™, CROSSFIRE, Honor of Kings and EA Sports™ FIFA Online 4. Broadcast in 4 languages English, Korean, Chinese, and Russian and streamed on 17 different platforms.

The transition to a digital playground created a diverse way to communicate and bring global fans together, allowing 925 players to participate in the WCG 2020 cosplay contest and joining an ONTACT virtual fan meet as well as a legend player vs fan battle. 

As previously announced, the winners for the WCG 2020 Grand Final are as follows:

EA Sports™ FIFA Online 4 – ICE 

Warcraft® III: Reforged™ (Team) – FM

Warcraft® III: Reforged™ (Individual) – Lu "Fly100%" Weiliang


Honor of Kings – XYG

WCG CEO Tae-Geon Seo said, "WCG has made various attempts in the form of 'On-tact' to continue the value of challenge and participation to create a 'better world through e-sports' even in the pandemic era this year. I hope these attempts have led to the fun and excitement of esports to many people. Next year, WCG will continue to open a new chapter in esports".

For more information, WCG fans can follow the competition via its official website here, and on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.




WCG, a global esports festival enjoyed by gamers around the world, has a vision of creating a better world by bringing 'fun' to eliminate conflicts. WCG hosts new and various events to make it a global festival that everyone can enjoy, uniting the world as one. Since 2000, WCG was held annually until 2013, and after a six-year hiatus, WCG 2019 was successfully held in Xi'an, China, marking the re-emergence of WCG as a global esports. 

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