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2008 CGS World Championship

UK and European team rosters announced.

Championship Gaming Series (CGS), the only worldwide gaming league, today announced the official 2008 team rosters for London Mint, Birmingham Salvo, Berlin Allianz, and Stockholm Magnetik. The 2008 rosters include 26 returning players and 14 who will be putting on CGS team jerseys for the first time.

The UK and European teams will depart for an all-expenses-paid trip to Los Angeles next month to compete in the 2008 CGS UK Final and 2008 European Final on June 27 and June 28. The winning UK and European teams will then compete in the globally-televised 2008 CGS World Final July 14-28 on DirecTV, BSkyB, STAR, ESPN STAR Sport and Eurosport.

Earlier today at the CGS 2008 UK and European Qualifier and Draft, General Managers selected one Franchise Player and four Protected Players from their 2007 team rosters. This evening, the four General Managers drafted players to fill the remaining five positions on their teams with players from the draft pool. In addition, each GM selected a complement of reserve (taxi squad) players.

I was thrilled when I heard HeatoN call out my name, said Sondre REAL Svanevik, a CSS player selected first during the CGS 2008 UK and European Qualifier and Draft. I trained really hard coming into this event and its immensely satisfying to be chosen as the first draft pick.

The Fnatic Counter-Strike: Source (CSS) team turned in a series of strong performances over the weekend, including a second-place finish in the UK/European CSS competition behind Birmingham Salvo. By the end of the European Draft, every member on the Fnatic CSS team had been drafted as a CGS starter, in the case of Milan xertion Veeger and Quint Blaze Spierenburg or placed on one of the CGS European teams taxi squads, as in the case of Luuk darky Verink, Mark AirRaid Koks and Sandor proph de Munck.

CGS players are sorted into three different classifications: Franchise, Protected and Draft. When choosing players for their team roster, GMs select a single Franchise Player from the previous year, who remains on his or her respective team for the 2008 season and is ineligible for trades. A GM also selects up to four Franchise Players, with the remaining team members selected from the draft pool.

CGS teams are comprised of five Counter-Strike: Source players, two Forza Motorsport 2 players, one male and one female player for Dead or Alive 4 (DOA4) and one FIFA 2008 player.

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2008 TEAM ROSTERS

+ denotes returning player

** denotes franchise player

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BIRMINGHAM SALVO

Managed by Michael ODEE ODell

1.) Sarah Sarah Lou Harrison | Dead or Alive 4 Womens

2.) James wilzOOO Wilson| Counter-Strike: Source

3.) Elliot wez Welsh | Counter-Strike: Source

4.) Dean Picaso Sutton | Forza Motorsport 2

5.) +Michael Bazza Barrett | FIFA 08

6.) ** Sam RattlesnK Gawn | Counter-Strike: Source

7.) * Pete pt Wright | Counter-Strike: Source

8.) * David Daveyskills Kelly| Forza Motorsport 2

9.) * Marc Mangiacapra Mangiacapra | Counter-Strike: Source

10.) * Mingzhi MESSY Deng | Dead or Alive 4 Mens

LONDON MINT

Managed by Ben Ben Woodward

1.) George hudzG Hoskins | Counter-Strike Source

2.) +Nick NT 101 Townsend | Forza Motorsport 2

3.) +Avtar Paddaman Padda| Dead or Alive 4 Mens

4.) Ruth strobe Harrison | Dead or Alive 4 Womens

5.) Richard ritch Gibbs | Counter-Strike: Source

6.)** Chris ChrisyB Bullard | FIFA 08

7.) * Steven Stune Embling | Forza Motorsport 2

8.) * Henry HenryG Greer | Counter-Strike: Source

9) * Lewis Hughsy Hughes | Counter-Strike: Source

10.) * Tom url Chenery | Counter-Strike: Source

STOCKHOLM MAGNETIK

Managed by Emil HeatoN Christensen

1.) Sondre REAL Svanevik | Counter-Strike: Source

2.) Markus Ferus Stenmark| Counter-Strike: Source

3.) Clement Bryce Fabien | Forza Motorsport 2

4.) Jonas IstvaN Salomonsen | FIFA 08

5.) Niklas SkatanMilla Lagerborg | Dead or Alive 4 Mens

6.) **Louis Red Nyberg | Counter-Strike: Source

7.) * Fredrik Sparkle Jurek | Counter-Strike: Source

8.) * Tomas MadneSS Thorsell | Forza Motorsport 2

9.) * Sophie Miss Breton | Dead or Alive 4 Womens

10.) * Erik haz Holm | Counter-Strike: Source

BERLIN ALLIANZ

Managed by Jonas bsl Vikan

1.) *Robin Fifflaren Johansson | Counter-Strike: Source

2.) *Joacim majk Kroon| Counter-Strike: Source

3.) *Livia Liefje Teernstra | Dead or Alive 4 Womens

4.) Quint Blaze Spierenburg| Counter-Strike: Source

5.) Milan xertion Veeger | Counter-Strike: Source

6.) ** David olander Olander-Persson | Counter-Strike: Source

7.) * Philippe Yggdrasil Vaillant| Forza Motorsport 2

8.) * Erno FinPro Kuronen| Forza Motorsport 2

9.) * Rostyslav Manyna Nedoviz | FIFA 08

10.) * Rudolf The Tactical Fischer | Dead or Alive 4 Mens

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 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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Related News:

7 May, 2008 - Sydney Underground and Wuhan Dragon Win Championship Gaming Series 2008 Pan-Asia Final and Advance to World Final

1 May, 2008 - Championship Gaming Series to Host Inaugural Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Tounament at 2008 UK/Europe Qualifier and Draft

23 April, 2008 - Championship Gaming Series Announces 2008 Slate of UK and European General Managers

22 April, 2008 - Eurosport Signs On As Continental European Broadcast Partner for Championship Gaming Series

3 April, 2008 - CGS Announces 2008 Qualifier and Draft Events for United Kingdom and Europe

Michael Hope

Championship Gaming Series

(310) 574-5142

mhope@thecgs.com

Christian Averill

Fleishman-Hillard

(212) 453-2394

Christian.Averill@fleishman.com

UK

James Hafseth

Fleishman-Hillard

+44 (0) 207 395 7044

james.hafseth@fleishmaneurope.com

Germany

Simone Mitterer

Fleishman-Hillard

+49-89-230 31 645

simone.mitterer@fleishmaneurope.com

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