The Championship will be held on Russky Island on the campus of Far Eastern Federal University. The Far East of Russia is the leader in Go development in the country.
For the first time in the history of the Championship, the Russian Go Congress and Go FanFest will be held together with the WAGC. This way every guest will be able to play, not just the WAGC participants.
Organizing the fanzone will get thousands of people in Vladivostok involved in the WAGC program and Internet broadcasts will let everyone on the planet watch the championship online.
The WAGC is held under the auspices of the International Go Federation (IGF), Russia being its member as well. Our country has been participating in this Championship ever since the Soviet Union era — since 1986.