Local gamer scoops second prize in world event
Local gamer Keiron ‘Scoom’ Prescott scooped the second prize and a $160,000 cheque at the Player Unknown Battlegrounds World Championship this weekend.
Mr Prescott grasped the prize as captain of Team Liquid after competing at the four-day event in Berlin, Germany.
Team Liquid won the ESL Player Unknown Battlegrounds European Championships against almost 600 teams from across Europe earlier this month.
PUBG (Player Unknown Battlegrounds) is an online multiplayer Battle Royale game which sees teams battle it out until the last man standing wins the round. The online game has sold millions of copies worldwide.
Mr Prescott led his team as captain at the World Championships against the best 20 teams in the world.
In first place was ‘OMG’ from China in the First Person Perspective and in the Third Person Perspective Gen.G Gold won the Championship.
Team Liquid came in second for both the First and Third Player Perspective. The Championship lasted four days with two days on each perspective.
The perspectives are the two different modes in which the competitors can play and view the game.
The World Championships has a prize pool of $2m with the funds split between the winners. The first place winners received a $400,000 cash prize, with second and third receiving $160,000 and $100,000.
The remaining prize money will be split with the remaining competitors receiving between $60,000 and $2,500.