WCG confirms Busan as 2011 city

The World Cyber Games committee has announced that Busan will play host to the 2011 event.

HLTV.org had reported already in February that Busan was the strongest candidate to stage the upcoming WCG edition.

The event will take place at the Busan Exhibition & Convention Center (BEXCO) from 8-11 December, running from Thursday through to Sunday.

Busan, located in the southeast of Korea, is the country's second biggest city, with a population of around 3.6 million people, and succeeds Los Angeles the event's host.

"Busan is expected to be the hub city of games and culture by bringing WCG along with G-star," said Nam-Sik Hur, Mayor of Busan Metropolitan City. "We will do our best in welcoming the international delegates for a successful WCG 2011 Grand Final."

The decision marks the return of the WCG to its homeland, where it hosted its first four events, from 2000 to 2003.

Natus Vincere are the current WCG champions in the Counter-Strike competition after beating mTw in the final, while South Korea emerged victorious in the medal count.

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Canada xb0y
:O :O
2011-05-03 09:12
naissssssssss!
2011-05-03 09:13
Nice *------------*
2011-05-03 09:16
should be good, Koreans know how to appreciate pro-gaming
2011-05-03 09:18
9 replies
+1
2011-05-03 09:26
+1
2011-05-03 09:48
5 replies
well, comparing that with what he said just doesn't make sense. But nice try bro!
2011-05-03 10:44
3 replies
e-STRO are koreans, and they acted like a rats
2011-05-03 13:30
2 replies
That aside, South Korea is the biggest e-Sport nation on the earth. That's a fact.
2011-05-03 13:58
1 reply
+1
2011-05-03 14:57
+1
2011-05-03 11:16
+1
2011-05-03 22:21
Go Korea !!!
2011-05-03 09:19
=]
2011-05-03 09:28
OKAY
2011-05-03 09:36
WCG should always be in S.Korea and ESWC should always be in France
2011-05-03 09:44
5 replies
and olympic games always in Greece?
2011-05-03 09:51
4 replies
Rio 2016 I believe
2011-05-03 11:54
2 replies
*sarcasm*
2011-05-03 14:38
You won't live long enough to see it :) (2012 doomsday)
2011-05-07 14:35
#37
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Japan kitzune
Strongman contests should allways be held in Russia
2011-05-03 13:41
#12
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Sweden Vilseledd
sweet, can't wait!
2011-05-03 09:46
nice,gj for bring it back to kr,hope they come to one of our chiense city next year,big market there.
2011-05-03 09:48
i hope this WCG 2011 will be better than 2010 ;)
2011-05-03 09:49
2010 was bad ?
2011-05-03 09:58
7 replies
2010 was awesome with an epic final !
2011-05-03 10:58
6 replies
what was the epic fail i forgot?
2011-05-03 11:22
5 replies
epic fail or epic final? XD the epic final was between mTw and Na`Vi :D
2011-05-03 11:55
1 reply
fail by me lol i read epic fail :D
2011-05-03 14:41
there was no fail in the previous season :) edit : maybe the fail that mtw didn't win the final :D but navi was strong.
2011-05-03 12:07
2 replies
fail by me lol i read epic fail :D
2011-05-03 14:41
1 reply
me2 xD
2011-05-03 20:54
Nice :) Europe wcg ;(
2011-05-03 10:03
mimimi cs 1.6 is dying... FFFFFFFFUUUUUUUU YES!
2011-05-03 10:17
6 replies
wtf?
2011-05-03 11:22
3 replies
so many people are crying about cs 1.6 is dying but it's definitly not so Fuck yes nice event and big area etc. so shit is going down this year to beat all those whiners.
2011-05-03 12:23
2 replies
:D
2011-05-03 14:40
spamBOT
2011-05-03 20:55
haters gonna hate
2011-05-03 12:07
1 reply
It wasn't serious.
2011-05-03 12:48
ns :))
2011-05-03 12:30
Good job! If it's in Korea, than it will be good event.
2011-05-03 14:07
massive ghosting will happen
2011-05-03 14:18
1 reply
+1
2011-05-03 14:39
nice choice! it will be amazing indeed! see you in Korea guys :D
2011-05-03 14:28
take me there plox :(
2011-05-03 14:41
good ;) Na`Vi gl :P
2011-05-03 14:43
Gr8 - matches at 3 AM <3
2011-05-03 14:45
8-11 December OMG :O
2011-05-03 14:47
cool, hope to see another team winning this time though, SK / Rage / fnatic / ex-CNB if they participate :D
2011-05-03 14:58
1 reply
i think will be the third WCG gold medal for the polish guys
2011-05-03 17:29
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India mainz
nice! easy to get lost in that city when u are a little too drunk after winning the tournament!
2011-05-03 15:52
nice.
2011-05-03 16:34
8 - 11 december :S looks like every big event is changing dates
2011-05-03 16:44
lol !
2011-05-03 16:50
#60
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Russia d1mh0o0
OMG in december =(
2011-05-03 17:43
it probably will be the best wcg ever
2011-05-03 20:22
#62
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Bulgaria SHISHETu
Busan,Buzan doesnt matter,GL everyone ..
2011-05-03 20:24
great, but the matches times will be beetwen like 2am and 9am :@
2011-05-03 22:18
HELL YEAHH!
2011-05-03 22:48
sweeet
2011-05-03 23:13
hell yeah,i love south korea like half of the country are gamers
2011-05-04 10:06
This is a terrible idea! Mainly because I live in Seoul and not Busan. There are 20 million people in Seoul and the COEX is a great place for events. But I do want to see a WCG so I'll probably make the trip to Busan anyway.
2011-05-04 15:40
why not in Seoul? by the way I hope busan will be great... and when will Kiev have the chance for WCG?? :) that's for NaVi i think so...
2011-05-04 17:11
nice
2011-05-05 13:20
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