Microsoft signs on as World Cyber Games sponsor

World Cyber Games said on Thursday that Microsoft Corp. has signed on as the premier sponsor for its global video game tournaments through 2008.

Under the terms of the alliance, Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Games for Windows business units will provide hardware, games and marketing support for all World Cyber Game events -- including three multi-region championships, the Korean and U.S. championships, and the grand finals in Monza, Italy, in October.