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Actozsoft to hold e-Sports competition at G-Star

2017/11/08 16:11

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SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Yonhap) -- Mid-sized South Korean game company Actozsoft said Wednesday that it will hold an e-Sports league during the country's largest computing game expo, which is slated for later this month.

The G-Star Global Game Exhibition, which showcases a wide range of computer and mobile games and focuses on virtual reality technology, will kick off Nov. 16 for a four-day run in the southern port city of Busan.

The first World Esports Games and Leagues (WEGL) will feature 120 players from 12 countries. The final prize has been set at 200 million won (US$179,000).

WEGL is the first global e-Sports competition with the aim of creating a healthy game culture and building up the industry as a whole. The competition includes 12 mega-hit online games, including team-based multiplayer online first-person game Overwatch and popular real-time strategy video game Starcraft.

"WEGL will lead to a grand finale at G-star," CEO Guo Haibin told reporters in Seoul, noting that visitors will be able to enjoy something different through WEGL.

This image of the World Esports Games and Leagues logo was provided courtesy of Actozsoft. (Yonhap) This image of the World Esports Games and Leagues logo was provided courtesy of Actozsoft. (Yonhap)

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