Tuesday, 5 th October 2010
Representatives from the UK's videogaming scene have achieved their best-ever result during the World Cyber Games this weekend.
Held in Los Angeles for four days through until Sunday 3rd October 2010, the 10th World Cyber Games saw more than 450 players from 58 countries compete in 13 games for a share of a $250,000 prize pot.
Players from the UK triumphed in the Guitar Hero and Forza Motorsport competitions, which helped propel the team to second in the medal charts - behind South Korea and tied with Germany and Brazil.
"We're enormously proud of our UK players," says Craig Fletcher, MD of Multiplay.co.uk, which runs the UK arm of the World Cyber Games. "In a thrilling weekend of videogaming competitions we proved we're close to the best in the world - and we hope the achievement this weekend will propel our players to go one better next time. We'd also like to express our thanks to the support we received from Samsung, without which the UK participation would not be possible."
The World Cyber Games (WCG) is an international e-sports event backed by Samsung. The festival is influenced by the Olympic Games with an athletes village for competitors and since 2004 a different host city every year. The UK teams are managed by Multiplay.co.uk, the country's leading gaming community.