The World Cyber Games Committee has announced the eight titles that will serve as official games for the 2006 World Cyber Games. The six PC games and two console games see Halo 2 on Xbox dropped and Dead or Alive and Project Gotham Racing updated on Xbox 360.
The following games will serve as the official events at the 2006 Grand Final at the Monza Grand Prix circuit in Italy in October:
- * StarCraft: Brood War (PC)
* Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (PC)
* Half-Life: Counter-Strike 1.6 (PC)
* Warhammer 40,000: Winter Assault (PC)
* FIFA Soccer 06 (PC)
* Need for Speed: Most Wanted (PC)
* Dead or Alive 4 (Xbox 360)
* Project Gotham Racing 3 (Xbox 360).
Meanwhile, the World Cyber Games Committee also announced the staging of WCG Pan-regional Championships in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Following the success of the WCG Euro Championship staged during CeBit 2005 in Hannover, Germany last year, WCG Pan-regional Championships are planned for each region. This will allow gamers to participate in and enjoy marquee events with the World Cyber Games throughout the year.
The WCG 2006 Euro Championship begins March 9 at CeBit 2006 with about 200 gamers from 20 European countries. The WCG 2006 Asian Championship is scheduled to debut at the PC Show 2006 in Singapore, the biggest IT Exhibition in the region, in June and WCG 2006 Pan-American Championship is slated for the Electronic Gaming Show 2006 in Mexico, the largest game show in Central and South America.
The World Cyber Games Committee will soon announce the official rules and regulations in addition to official maps for the preliminary rounds in each country's respective national championship.
The WCG 2006 Grand Final will be held October 18th through 22nd at F1 Autodromo, in Monza, Italy.