Saturday 29th October was the "Day of Days" for UK gaming as the squad for the World Cyber Games 2005 Grand Finals in Singapore was selected. Gamers from across the country descended on London's County Hall and Namco Station to battle it out to see who would claim the top prizes of trips to Singapore.
Following online and LAN qualifiers hosted by Jolt, Europe's largest online gaming network, the UK Finals are now complete and the team that will be representing the UK has been named. For 4Kings victory came in the Halo2 competition on the Xbox with both 4Kings teams claiming the top two podium positions. This means that Mark "La1" Thurston and Dean "Ruffell" Ruffell will begin their jet setting life as a member of 4Kings with a trip to Singapore to fly the flag for UK console gaming.
Not only this but they will also meet up with several other 4Kings members who have qualified in their home countries and will also be travelling to Singapore. This includes Manuel "Grubby" Schenkhuizen from the Netherlands who will be looking to defend his title of World Cyber Games 2004 Warcraft 3 Champion. The full listing of 4Kings members that will be in Singapore can be found below.
Warcraft 3 (PC)
Manuel "Grubby" Schenkhuizen - Netherlands
Yoan "ToD" Merlo - France
Dae "FoV" Hee Cho - South Korea
Ivica "Zeus" Markovic - Croatia
Sebastian "FuRy" Pesic - Sweden
Mark "La1" Thurston & Dean "Ruffell" Ruffell - UK
With the Grand Finals just over two weeks away all of the players are beginning their individual practice regimes in order to be in top condition come tournament day. Mark and Dean will be departing for Singapore on November 14th with tournament play commencing November 16th, ending November 20th.
4Kings is the UK's only professional gaming team with Intel and ATi sponsoring its PC division. The team was founded in 1997 and is one of the most recognised and successful PC computer gaming teams in the world. Based in the UK 4Kings has players spread as far as South Korea with the majority located in Europe and includes several World Champions. 4Kings has also recently moved into the Console market following recruitment of the UK's best Halo2 players.
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