Dota 2 will be headlining the list of esports titles to be featured in the return of the World Cyber Games (WCG) in July this year.
The mobile games Clash Royale and Honor of Kings, as well as the classic real-time strategy game Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, round out the list of announced titles so far. Two others are set to be announced soon.
The WCG 2019 Global Finals will be held in Qujiang New District of Xi’an, China from July 18 to 21.
The organizers of the global esports event announced back in September 2018 that they have cooperated with the People’s Government of Xi’an to stage WCG’s comeback. The province has notably been busy developing its local esports industry, with the Qujiang New District being selected as its cultural and creative industry base to accelerate local development.
The last WCG event was held in Kunshan, China in 2013. The global esports event was first held back in 2000 and has been recognized as the world’s largest esports competition in the 14 years since then.
WCG regulations are similar to that of the World Electronic Sports Games (WESG), which follows the Olympic standard and emphasizes national pride.
Once considered as the most important international esports league in the world in the last decade, WCG will be an event that esports athletes and fans alike would surely be glad to see again.