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UAE National Team Looks To Win Cyber Games Championship At WGC 2010

Golden Systems Middle East, the leading distributor of IT products in the Middle East, today announced that together with its vendor-partners ZOTAC and NVIDIA, it has sponsored the UAE’s National Team for the Open Championship of the World Game Championship (WGC) 2010, which is being held at the South Galleria of Mall of the Emirates from 27th till 30th October, 2010. The UAE National team, which comprises of some of the best cyber gamers from different Emirates of the country, is looking forward to bringing home the Championship title of the biggest gaming event in the region. The World Game Championship (WGC), which is organised in strategic partnership with the World Cyber Games, is also known as the Olympics of cyber gaming. The WGC has brought the UAE National Team to the games since 2008. The third edition of the tournament, which is supported by Zotac International, the world’s No.1 manufacturer of graphic cards, motherboard & mini-PCs and NVIDIA, the renowned Graphic Processing Unit inventor as the Gold Sponsors, will see cyber athletes from across the globe competing for the coveted title. "The gaming industry in this region has seen tremendous growth in the last few years with some of the best computer gamers originating from this region. Golden Systems, ZOTAC and NVIDIA are proud to sponsor the WGC 2010 and the UAE National team. We want to support and encourage local talent from this region to showcase their skills and talents in cyber gaming and go on to become world champions,” says Ms. Zeina Al Jamal, MENA Marketing, Golden Systems Middle East. The gaming industry in the region has seen a surge in the past few years. The Middle East region is currently seen as the next booming gaming economy, with the very young population of high purchasing power and the increase rate of internet penetration. Not to mention, that the hot summer months are creating a revenue stream for the industry in indoor sports. As stated in the Price Waterhouse Cooper research predicting the growth of the gaming industry US$11.1 Billion to US$15.4 Billion by year 2011. “As organizers of the Dubai World Game Expo, we see it as our responsibility to bring the Arab gaming community to a mature level. And World Game Championship is our way of convening the gaming community in one venue. We have seen it grow in three years. We have seen hobbyist become competitive athletes. And we have witnessed the UAE National Team in World Cyber Games fight their hearts out with the Asians, Europeans and Americans,” adds Engineer Anas Al Madani, vice president of Index Holding, organizers of World Game Championship and Dubai World Game Expo. “We wanted to make the gaming community in the region to grow as fast as those in the west. For the past three years, we have seen how the country and the region responded to the Game Expo and the World Game Championship. We have always believed in this age of technology, gaming will be an inevitable part of the next generations life development. Game now is becoming a significant tool for education, health, business and even politics. Our greatest pride is to bring Emirati gamers to the next level of competition where they meet the best of the best gamers of the world, in time we want to see professional Arab gamers to be in the forefront of this ever growing industry. All these will not be possible without corporate sponsors like Zotac, Nvidia and Golden Systems who has supported this tournament,” Al Madani concludes on a high note.

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