Mahjong Logic Launches the World Championship of Online Mahjong (WCOOM)
Planned to be the largest ever online mahjong tournament, WCOOM promises to bring worldwide attention to the ever growing online mahjong marketplace.
Douglas, Isle of Man – October 22nd, 2012 – Mahjong Logic, Ltd., the leading peer to peer online mahjong software provider has launched the World Championship of Online Mahjong (WCOOM).
This inaugural World Championship of Online Mahjong event is taking place from November 19th to the December 9th, 2012 and will feature two main events using Riichi and Hong Kong rule sets with a combined prize pool. The players can either qualify through the available online satellite tournaments, or buy in directly to the online Main Events. An online satellite tournament in mahjong is a qualifying tournament, and the top players in these satellites each win a seat in the corresponding Online Main Event.
”Mahjong Logic is very proud to offer WCOOM to our players. The online world of mahjong has been asking for an event like this for quite a long time ”, said Jonas Alm, Mahjong Logic CEO.” Our software has been fine tuned to provide the very best online experience for the participants and all our licensees will be offering this tournament to their players”.
The tournament structure will be played in shootout format with each tournament divided into successive rounds. The top one or two ranked players on each table will progress to the next round while the other players are eliminated from the competition. As the rounds progress, the number of remaining players and tables decrease, the final round consisting of the top four players who have made the final table. The winner of the final table is the overall mahjong champion in that discipline.
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