UK’s Best Call of Duty® Players Emerge Victorious at Electronic Sports League European Finals

Tournament taking place April 5-7 in Hollywood, California

London, UK – 19 th March, 2013 – The UK’s best Call of Duty® gamers triumphed at the Electronic Sports League’s (ESL) European Finals in Cologne, Germany, this past weekend.  Fariko.Dragons from England is one of eight teams from Europe to have qualified via the ESL’s European Finals to participate in the upcoming Call of Duty® Championship, presented by Xbox® tournament.

Fariko.Dragons, made up of  Pete 'Melo' Riley, Andrew 'Amaze' McClure, Luke 'Luke' Edwards and Samuel 'Biss' Bissell are now set to fly the flag for the UK as they will be jetting to Hollywood, California 5-7 th April for the chance to win their share of the tournament’s $1million prize.  They will go head to head against 31 other teams from around the globe for the right to call themselves the best Call of Duty players in the world.

Irish outfit, Epsilon, were victorious at the ESL’s European Finals, overcoming UK outfit Fariko Dragons in a tense finale to be crowned champions and cement themselves as serious contenders at the upcoming Call of Duty® Championship, presented by Xbox® tournament. Having secured their place in the global finals on Saturday they advanced through to the final on Sunday by overcoming Pain Gaming (Spain) and Killerfish (Germany), before taking out Fariko.Dragons in the final of the tournament.

Over the last month more than 200 teams from across Europe have competed for the chance to play at the ESL’s European Finals and qualify for the Call of Duty® Championship, presented by Xbox® tournament

The event, which took place at the famous ESL Arena in Cologne, Germany featured teams from UK, Italy, Germany, Spain, France, Netherlands and Sweden all vying to out-play their compatriots and secure a coveted spot along with the best Call of Duty® gamers the world over. 

You can catch all the highlights live on the Microsoft Xbox® Live Dashboard or at www.callofduty.com, including exclusive interviews with David Vonderhaar, Game Design Director from award-winning studio Treyarch – the makers of Call of Duty®: Black Ops II, and all the teams taking part over the weekend.

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