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2008 CGS Qualifier and Draft

This month's UK/Europe event to include Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Kick-Off Tournament with £10,000 in prize money.

WHAT: Adding to the excitement of the upcoming 2008 UK and Europe Qualifier and Draft in Birmingham, England May 16-18, Championship Gaming Series™ (CGS) announced today it will host the CGS European Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Kick-Off Tournament at the highly-anticipated event. The tournament features the award-winning, blockbuster hit title developed by Infinity Ward.

At the tournament, teams will compete for their share of £10,000 (≈USD$20,000) in prize money, which is the highest prize purse of any Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare™ competition to date in the United Kingdom. The tournament, which is expected to attract the region’s best teams to compete in 5v5 search-and-destroy double-elimination format, will be free to enter, with the top eight placing teams receiving cash valued at £10,000; there will also be Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty Soundcards and Fatal1ty Gamer Headsets awarded as prizes.

1st place team £2,500

2nd place team £1,500

3rd place team £1,250

4th place team £1,150

5th place team £1,100

6th place team £1,000

7th place team £750

8th place team £750

Total: £10,000

The newly-announced competition will occur at the Qualifier and Draft event, which will feature the best gamers from Europe and the UK competing for positions on CGS professional teams (two in Europe – Stockholm Magnetik and Berlin Allianz, and two in the UK – London Mint and Birmingham Salvo).

WHERE: All events will be held at the Omega Sektor, Europe’s premiere game center:

Omega Sektor

98 Corporation St.

Birmingham B4, United Kingdom

WHEN: Saturday, May 17 – Sunday, May 18, 2008

MORE INFO: Players can register online and view tournament rules at:


Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, the Championship Gaming Series™ (CGS) is the only worldwide professional video gaming league. Launched in 2007, and a joint venture among Eurosport, BSkyB, DIRECTV and STAR, CGS features teams of the world's best gamers from North America, Latin America, the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. The league distributes entertainment content to more than 400 million viewers worldwide via DIRECTV in North America and Latin America, BSkyB in the UK, Eurosport in Europe, and STAR in Asia and Australia. CGS sponsors include Mountain Dew, Dell XPS, Xbox 360 and Creative.

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