October 30, 2013 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] Haifa, Israel - Conceptis co-sponsored and contributed puzzles to the 8th World Sudoku Championship and 22nd World Puzzle Championship, 2013 which took place in Beijing, China.
Jin Ce, a 16 years old Chinese teenager from Hangzhou Xuejun Middle School in Zhejiang province, beat Kota Morinishi from Japan and 235 other power Sudoku players from 35 countries and became the world Sudoku champion of 2013. China also won the 8th Sudoku Championship team competition, followed by the Czech and Japanese teams.
"This was the second time I had competed in a world-class Sudoku game, after last year in Croatia, where I ranked 10th," said Ce in an interview to the China Daily newspaper. "I thought I would rank the same and make it to the top ten. I never expected to win the world champion title - Sudoku is just a hobby to me."
Ulrich Voigt from Germany beat former world champion Palmer Mebane from USA in and won the Individual World Puzzle Champion title for the 9th time. The strong U.S. team won the World Puzzle Championship team final for the 14th time, followed by the German and Japanese teams in the second and third place.
With a collection of 8 popular games in the App Store including the top mobile Sudoku app in Japan, Conceptis is the leading developer of logic puzzle apps for iPad and iPhone. The company been co-sponsoring and providing puzzles to the World Sudoku and World Puzzle championships since year 2000.
For a complete photo review of the competitions see "Puzzled in Beijing: Pictures from the 2013 World Sudoku and World Puzzle Championships."
Located in Haifa, Israel, Conceptis is the leading supplier of logic puzzles to printed and electronic gaming media all over the world. On average, more than 20 million Conceptis puzzles are solved each day in newspapers and magazines, online and on mobile platforms across the world. Copyright (C) 2013 Conceptis Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.