World Golf Tour Rebrands to WGT and Expands Online Social Sports Games
San Francisco, CA– April 19, 2012– WGT today announced the official launch of the“WGT Baseball: MLB” game on Facebook. After several months of early testing, WGT Baseball: MLB is currently the largest baseball game on Facebook with a steadily growing audience of over 200,000 monthly users.
WGT Baseball: MLB ( http://www.facebook.com/WGTBaseballMLB) is a free realistic baseball game on Facebook that puts fans inside their favorite MLB ballparks in HD virtual reality. In a unique blend of social gaming and fantasy sports, players manage their rosters of Facebook friends, making strategic in-game decisions and competing head-to-head against other players in a home run derby, single-inning games, and new month-long seasons.
The rapid growth of WGT Baseball: MLB follows on the success of the company’s World Golf Tour game and to reflect the expansion into other sports, the company also has been renamed from World Golf Tour to WGT, and will continue to publish new high-quality games for sports fans under the WGT brand.
“Our vision has been to expand sports media by developing realistic social sports games that engage sports fans. It’s exciting to already see our baseball game become the largest currently on Facebook and have a partner like MLB Advanced Media to help reach baseball fans worldwide,” said YuChiang Cheng, co-founder and CEO, WGT.
“Working with a great partner like WGT is indicative of our strategy in developing social games that deliver a realistic and fun MLB experience where fans can engage with their friends and other fans in fantasy baseball-like competitions,” said Jeffrey Volk, VP of Business Development at, MLB Advanced Media.
Based in San Francisco, WGT develops the most realistic and engaging online sports games. The flagship title, World Golf Tour, is the #1 online golf game with over 5 million registered players and over 200 million virtual rounds played. World Golf Tour features 15 famous virtual golf courses that are recreated using HD photography and patented technology, including The Olympic Club, host of the 2012 U.S. Open. WGT offers a variety of free game types and optional virtual golf equipment from sponsors that include Callaway, Cleveland, Nike, Ping, Srixon and TaylorMade. In 2012, WGT launched WGT Baseball: MLB on Facebook, in partnership with Major League Baseball. More at www.wgt.com