UK Official Gaming Tourney Starts

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The UK eSports Association (UKeSA), the official governing body for competitive gaming in the UK, today launched the nation’s first official eSports championship.

The first UKeSA Open Divisions will be played out on some of the most popular competitive online games on Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft XBox 360, Nintendo Wii, and PC. The games can now be confirmed as…

PC Games                  

  • Counter-Strike: Source
  • Day of Defeat: Source
  • Counter-Strike: Condition Zero
  • Counter-Strike 1.6
  • Team Fortress 2
  • Warcraft III: The frozen Throne
  • Call of Duty 4 – Modern Warfare
  • Company of Heroes
  • FIFA09

Nintendo Wii 

  • Super Smash Brothers Brawl
  • Mario Kart Wii

Microsoft Xbox 360  

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Gears of War 2
  • FIFA 09
  • Guitar Hero 3
  • Rainbow Six Vegas 2
  • Forza Motorsport 2
  • Halo 3

Sony PlayStation 3   

  • FIFA 09
  • Rainbow Six Vegas 2
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2009

From 1800hrs on Friday 16th January 2009, gamers of all levels and ages can sign up online for Season One entry here. The closing date for entries is midnight on 25th January 2009.

“This is an historic milestone for UK gamers,” said Ray Mia, Chief Executive of UKeSA, “The tournament is open to everyone, and for some it could even mean a career as a professional player.”

He added, “I would like to thank everyone for their hard work and support in getting us here, in particular the team at who are hosting the tournaments, and our magazine sponsors from Future Publishing.”

The Open Division game highlights and results will be reported in print and online through leading magazines; PC Gamer, PC Zone, PSM3, PSW, Official PlayStation Magazine, Official XBOX 360 Magazine, XBOX World 360, Official Nintendo Magazine, NGamer, and multiformat magazine, GamesMaster.

Season One of the 2009 UKeSA Premiership, Championship and Open Divisions is due to start in February and will be featured online (IPTV/VOD) and in print, the professional levels will also have significant coverage on television, with the events culminating at a Gaming Exhibition in London in April 2009.

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