Just days after it seemed that the titles for WCG China could be confirmed as being WC3, DotA, SC2 and Crossfire - thanks to this post regarding the Wild Card round - there has now been another change.
The official announcement has come in and the titles are somewhat underwhelming. Firstly, there is no Counter-Strike 1.6 as expected however it seems that they have decided to include Counter-Strike: Online instead.
For those not familiar with CS:O it is a version of the game developed for the Eastern market in 2008. Graphically almost identical to 1.6 it features a lot of new and different weapons that can be bought via micro-transactions, including a bazooka, although it can be modified for competitive play.
Recently Na'Vi went out to China to compete in the K1 League, which used CS:O as the game, and they went out in the group stage giving mixed reviews about the experience.
The other games are Crossfire, FIFA 12 and World of Tanks, which will certainly raise a few eyebrows among those who were expecting a WCG resurgence after they backtracked on their decision to go "mobile only" in their choice of titles.
A statement from Brad Lee read:
We are excited to unveil the game titles for the WCG 2012 Grand Final, which are the world’s most popular titles across every genre in competitive gaming today. And we look forward to another exciting year of competition to crown the best players in the world.
The second big talking point is the absence of LoL and SC2. While it's said that the organisers are in talks with Riot and Blizzard over using the titles in separate tournaments, although it seems for now they won't be at the main event.