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World Series Of Video Games Announces Winners At UK Gaming Championship In London, UK

Climax to the London Games Festival Draws 12,000 over three days

Including Steve-O from Jackass

London, UK- October 8, 2006 - The heroes of the gaming world went head to head in London this weekend for the UK stage of the $1,000,000 World Series of Video Games (WSVG). More than 12,000 people gathered to watch 200 top competitors from around the world. After three days of non-stop gaming, three teams and individuals have emerged victorious, at the climax of the first ever London Games Festival.

The WSVG UK Gaming Championship took place at the London Trocadero in Piccadilly Circus October 6-8, 2006, where contestants battled it out in PC games Counter-Strike 1.6, Warcraft III and Quake 4. The announcement of the winners was made by World Series of Video Games Executive Vice President Scott Valencia.

The winners were: Prize money (excluding all expenses to the finals in for

first and second place)

CounterStrike 1.6:

1. Pentagram G-Shock $12,500

2. Hoorai $7,500

3. SK Gaming $2,500

Quake 4:

1. Johan "Toxic" Quick $5,000

2. Alessandro "Stermy" Avallone $2,500

3. Rafik "LoSt CaUzE" Bryant $1,500

Warcraft III

1. Manuel "4k^Grubby" Shenkhuizen $5,000

2. Michael "mouz. Glacomo" Hladik $2,500

3. Olav "4k^Creolophus" Undheim $1,500

Other festivities at the event included the world's largest playable joystick controller, and a surprise guest appearance and game shoutcast by Jackass' Steve-O (shoutcast can be downloaded at ). Match footage from the three-day series can be found at

"We congratulate the winners of the UK Gaming Championship," said Scott Valencia of Games Media Properties. "In the history of pro gaming events, this was hands down the best gaming competition to ever take place in the UK. We greatly appreciate the support of our sponsors, our dedicated team, and all the participants and attendees who helped to make this event a success."

World Series of Video Games (WSVG), presented by Intel, is the first international video game competition circuit on multiple gaming platforms. The WSVG circuit consists of a series of international events where the top two winners of each category will be flown to the final tournament to be held later in the year where ultimate video game champions will be crowned. More information is available at


Games Media Properties is the leader worldwide in the organization of video game competitions, tournaments and festivals, bringing the excitement and intensity of live gaming events to a mainstream consumer audience. Games Media Properties recently launched the World Series of Video Games, the first video game competition circuit on multiple gaming platforms that culminates in final rounds to name true world gaming champions. For more information, visit

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