World Cyber Games, also known as Esports Olympics, has announced the official title of WCG 2020 as “WCG 2020 CONNECTED.” The title reflects the vision of connecting esports fans around the world by WCG.
WCG also announced that the tournament will be held online because of the COVID 19 pandemic. Most matches will be broadcasted live to allow gamers and fans around the world to enjoy the games anywhere and anytime.
Official game titles of WCG 2020 CONNECTED include Warcraft III: Reforged, CROSSFIRE, EA Sports FIFA Online 4 and Honor of Kings. WCG 2020 CONNECTED, scheduled to run for a total of three months, will kick off on September 7.
Gamers entering the semi-final will play at the WCG 2020 CONNECTED Grand Final that will go on for four days, November 5-8. All Grand Final matches will be broadcasted live between studios in Korea and China, without any audience in the studio.
“WCG 2020 CONNECTED will offer a new and safe experience to the global esports fans, who must be feeling tired of all the restrictions coming from the coronavirus. WCG will present live broadcastings and increase the level of online communication to allow audiences to watch the games real-time and feel the intensity of the game. We will bring a new level of esports festival by developing a variety of content that can be enjoyed by not only esports fans but also the general audience,” Tae Geon Seo, CEO of WCG, said.
WCG 2020 CONNECTED will be broadcasted live globally through 10 platforms including YouTube, Twitch, Afreeca TV, Douyu, Penguin, Huya, Bilibili, Kuaishou in China, ASTRO in South East Asia and GG!! in Russia.