November 16, 2005 in Social Responsibility News

Worldwide Sponsor SAMSUNG Electronics Plans Biggest Yet Showing At World Cyber Games 2005 Grand Final

Singapore , 16 – 20 November 2005: With its largest exhibition booth, daily spectator prizes, and ambitious plans to bridge the physical and digital divide, Samsung Electronics, worldwide sponsor of World Cyber Games 2005, is putting its best foot forward to ensure the true inclusive spirit of an e-sports culture unites people from all walks of life.
“ Singapore is the regional headquarters for our presence in South-east Asia and Oceania . As such, we are committed to ensure that the city hosts one of the most spectacular World Cyber Games in the event's history, and that Samsung contributes to the festivities for international and regional gamers and spectators. At the end of the day, we want to electrify and inspire our audiences” said Mr Park Sang-Jin , Regional President and CEO, Samsung Asia.
Samsung Electronics has been sponsoring World Cyber Games since 2000. Samsung aims to utilize this e-sports platform to contribute to the gamer community and help fuel the development of a gaming industry. With gaming, Samsung is helping to break down cultural barriers and bring regions together, while supporting friendship and sportsmanship among youth around the world.
Officiating at the opening ceremony, Mr. Yun Jong-Yong, World Cyber Games Committee co-chairman and Vice-chairman and CEO of Samsung Electronics, said, “World Cyber Games has seen phenomenal growth in recent years. This year, I'm delighted that a record number of more than 700 gamers from 67 countries could make it to Singapore tonight. Tonight kicks off a week long festival promoting harmony, excitement and challenge, not just for the gamers, but for the entire world that is watching. With the active support of the Singapore Economic Development Board, World Cyber Games 2005 is Asia 's ICT hub and the future Asia-Pacific game industry. This will solidify both our international standings further.”
Select highlights at World Cyber Games 2005 include:



Largest digital convergence exhibition booth

Taking up the single largest exhibition space of 18m x 24m, Samsung will showcase its latest product range from its monitor, notebooks, mobile phone, MP3 and printer divisions. Spectators can test-drive the latest gaming notebooks and gaming phones. Attractive prizes and products are to be won by spectators visiting the exhibition booth. Samsung's booth is located at #6-01.
Curtain-raiser to a long-term plan to help bridge the physical and digital divide

Plans of a joint collaboration to provide people living with physical disabilities with an opportunity to experience the joy of gaming through new customized assistive technology will be unveiled and showcased.
Sponsorship of the Samsung Fair Player Award

Later in the week and in the spirit of true e-sportsmanship, Samsung will announce the first recipient of the inaugural Fair Player Award after selection by the game referees . The Fair Player will represent the World Cyber Game community where language and cultural barriers are stripped away, thus promoting international exchange and harmony.





About Samsung


Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2004 parent company sales of US$55.2 billion and net income of US$10.3 billion. Employing approximately 113,000 people in over 90 offices in 48 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing brands, Samsung Electronics is the world's largest producer of color monitors, color TVs, memory chips and TFT-LCDs. Samsung Electronics has been the worldwide sponsor of World Cyber Games since 2000. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.


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