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Gravity Interactive Hosts Ragnarok USRC 2011Jun 13th 2011
Watch it live on http://www.facebook.com/playragnarok
MARINA DEL REY, Calif. (June 10, 2011) – The yearly PVP tournament USRC is a chance for Ragnarok players to compete for the top prizes, and prove their team is the strongest in the PVP team around.
USRC is the United States regional championship for Ragnarok Online global PVP tournament. The competition is fierce as teams of 7 members compete on a level playing field where the only advantage lies with strategy and skill of the team. The USRC champion team wins in-game swag as well as a chance to represent North America in the World Wide tournament RWC!
All the matches for USRC are recorded so next year's aspiring competitors can bring a tougher game to the veteran competitors. USRC 2011 is the 8th Regional Championship and this year the entire event will have live commentary and video streaming so everyone can enjoy the battles!
USRC 2011 will be live streamed starting 10:15am PST, Saturday June 11; to watch the event live anyone can view from the Ragnarok Facebook page [http://www.facebook.com/playragnarok]. Once the event is complete the recordings will be uploaded to the GravityUS YouTube channel [http://www.youtube.com/user/GravityUS]
The culmination of the tournament will take place in Seoul Korea in the October 2011 as the worlds regional champions all compete to find out who is the world's best Ragnarok Champion, and for Cash prizes! All participants have an all expense paid trip to Seoul Korea to compete and share in the worldwide brotherhood that is Ragnarok Online!
1000 years of peace have reined, the world has forgotten the horrors of the age of myth. Such peace can never last forever and evil waits patiently. The first signs of the evil awakenings were the friendly monsters turning aggressive; followed soon after by demons attacking and the dead rising from their graves. Heroes appeared to beat back the invasions until the fateful day that Satan Morocc destroyed the peaceful town of Morroc, his freedom granted by the insane and corrupt humans of Midgard. The heroes re-gathered themselves and pushed back with everything they had but only a stalemate was possible. The delicate seals that protect the world from spilling into complete chaos weaken and break; only the knowledge and power from the age of myth can save Midgard from certain doom. Are you one of the heroes of legend? Can you and your allies push back the threat of total annihilation and protect Midgard from the final Ragnarok?
Every great adventure starts with a step; take your first step by joining today!
About Ragnarok Online
Ragnarok Online, is a fast-paced, 3rd person, fantasy MMORPG where friends can make parties and groups can make guilds. The powerful can battle for top spots in weekly Guild vs. Guild battle to gain supremely powerful items of the Gods.
There are hundreds of options to optimize your equipment and appearance, along with fully customizable stats and skills to make your adventurer truly unique! With dozens of classes, you can find the one that fits your play style. Join in and play together in parties to fight powerful MVP bosses for unique gear or hunt monsters for cards to get unique and customizable effects for your equipment.
You can sell your newly acquired items or your player-created ones, like potions and weapons, to your fellow adventurers in the player-driven economy. Take your pets out for a walk through the hundreds of areas from lush forests to creepy ruins or even through the bottom of the ocean. Take on quests to hunt the deadliest of creatures, to learn about the lore and history of Midgard, or find a way to journey to new locations that become available with Ragnarok's regular update schedule.
The next update to Ragnarok Online is 13.3 El Dicastes, which is scheduled for July 2011 launch.
About Gravity Interactive, Inc.
Headquartered in Marina Del Rey (California, U.S.A.), Gravity Interactive, Inc. was established in March 2003 and is the U.S. subsidiary of Gravity Co. Ltd. (South Korea, Nasdaq GM: GRVY). Gravity Interactive, Inc. is a world-renowned leader in online game publishing and operates Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPGs) for the North American casual and hardcore gaming markets. The company's flagship title, Ragnarok Online, has over three (3) million North American subscribers (about 50 million subscribers worldwide) and has been joined by other titles Dragon Saga, Requiem: Memento Mori, and ROSE Online. More information can be found at www.warpportal.com