Championship Gaming Series(CGS), the only worldwide professional gaming league, announced that Birmingham Salvo defeated San Francisco Optx 22-15 in the 2008 World Final Championship tonight to win $500,000 and the Mountain Dew World Champion trophy. The competition was broadcast live in the US on Directv’s The 101 Network.
I’m extremely proud of my team right now,” said Michael O’Dell, General Manager for Birmingham Salvo in a press release. “They truly deserve the title of World Champions. We faced a lot of tough competition throughout the season, but when our backs were against the wall, every player demonstrated the skills and the poise to step up when it mattered the most. My players spent hundreds of hours practicing this season, and their hard work paid off tonight.”
The CGS 2008 season began in March as gamers from across the world participated in various events in hopes of winning CGS professional gamer contracts. 18 teams competed in the final round of events to win the $500,000 prize. The top eight teams advanced to the World Final, which began mid-July and finished with tonight’s final battle.