Championship Gaming Series Announces Results of the UK Draft and Final

Both Teams will Represent the UK at the CGS 2007 World Championship in Los Angeles this December

London, UK– 28 September, 2007– Championship Gaming SeriesTM (CGS), the only worldwide professional gaming league, today announced the results of its first-ever UK Draft and Final, held on the 27th and 28th of September at the Three Mills Studio in London. London Mint beat Birmingham Salvo 31-19 to win the inaugural CGS 2007 UK Championship. London Mint and Birmingham Salvo, the newest teams to be announced by CGS, will join ten other teams from around the world at the CGS 2007 World Championship in Los Angeles to compete for a million dollar-prize purse.

Exclusive coverage of the inaugural CGS UK Championships and the forthcoming CGS World Championships in Los Angeles will be broadcast on Sky One, Sky One HD and Sky Two during Championship Gaming Week, Monday 24th to Sunday 30th December 2007.

The following players were drafted this week to represent London Mint:

Team Manager

Sujoy Roy

Counter-Strike: Source

Lewis "Hughsy" Hughes

Thomas " beta" Hanna

Jonathan " jon0o" Finglass

Henry " HenryG" Greer

Tom "url" Chenery

Dead or Alive 4

Nick "NT 101" Townsend

Kathy "Snuggles" Zablotzky

Project Gotham Racing 3

Avtar "Paddaman" Padda

Steven "Stune" Embling

FIFA‘07

Chris "ChrisyB" Bullard

“It was tough picking first with so many stand out players but I had to pick the most consistent gamers,” London Mint Team Manager, Sujoy Roy states.“I think I have a great squad with a strong team morale and we are looking forward to taking on the other CGS teams at the World Championship in December.”

The following players will represent Birmingham Salvo:

Team Manager

Michael O'Dell

Counter-Strike: Source

Sam "RatlesnK" Gawn

Stuart "Harriman" Harriman

Marc "Mangiacapra" Mangiacapra

Pete "pt" Wright

Adam "AdY" Brown

Dead or Alive 4

Mingzhi "Messy" Deng

Samantha "Ricochet" Whale

Project Gotham Racing 3

David "Daveyskills" Kelly

Jason "Neo Jake" Holmes

FIFA‘07

Michael "Bazza" Barrett

“I am extremely pleased with the team that I have assembled and confident that we will represent Birmingham and the UK at the World Championship,” states Birmingham Salvo Team Manager, Michael O’Dell.“I am looking forward to having my team compete against the best players in the world. I truly believe we have a great chance at bringing home the title of World Champion in Los Angeles.”

In furiously contested battles across four different video games, the London Mint and Birmingham Salvo teams battled in London for the UK Championship title, with the London Mint team emerging triumphant.

Each CGS team features a total of ten athletes, each specializing in an official League game. Five of the ten players comprise a Counter-Strike: Source squad which competes in five-on-five matches. FIFA 07 is played one-on-one. Each CGS team also has a mixed-doubles team of two DOA4 players, who will play against other teams in one-on-one matches on Xbox 360. The racing game PGR3 is played by two players on each team in a two-versus-two format.

For more information, please go to thecgs.com.

About Championship Gaming Series

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 between 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 100 million households worldwide via DIRECTV in North America and Latin America, BSkyB in the UK, and STAR in Asia and Australia. CGS sponsors include Mountain Dew, Dell XPS and Xbox 360.

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Ben Mason

Fleishman-Hillard

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Ben.mason@fleishman.com


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