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APAC's 1st world cyber games for mobiles

September 16, 2005 17:20 IST

Mobile entertainment developer Indiagames Ltd., has announced its partnership with SingTel (Singapore Telecommunications Ltd) to launch Asia Pacific's first and largest competition for mobile gamers - world cyber games (mobile).

SingTel is a part of the eight member Bridge Mobile Alliance that also includes Airtel (India). The WCG mobile championship will be hosted on SingTel's GamesXtremeLeague mobile platform.

This is a regional mobile games platform with features such as registration, community news and ranking of scores, etc.

It is facilitated by Bridge Mobile's regional infrastructure, enabling IP connectivity between member operators as well as regional billing settlement capabilities.

Indiagames holds the global rights for WCG Mobile Tournament, licensed from International Cyber Marketing, to host the world cyber games competition for mobile phones.

The event will be kicked off in Asia Pacific region and will pit mobile gamers in Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan against one another.

"We are sure gamers across Asia Pacific will truly enjoy this unique experience put together by Indiagames in collaboration with SingTel and Bridge Mobile, Vishal Gondal, the CEO of Indiagames said.

The four official games for the mobile tournament are Midtown Madness 3, Bruce Lee, Goolie, and Chopper Rescue.

Players across the region will be engaged first on an online championship followed by a ground event in some countries where the national champions will be selected.

These national champions will be then flown down to Singapore in November for the grand finals where they will compete with other participants across the world to be the ultimate winners.

"We are meeting the needs of an avid and growing pool of mobile gamers by bringing the whole playing experience to a new level. Instead of just competing against players in their own country, they can now challenge the best in the region and the world," Thomas Yeo, SingTel's vice president (consumer marketing), said.

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