|N-Gage Champion of Europe Crowned|
Posted: 06-Oct-2003 [Source: Nokia]
[N-Gage champion of Europe crowned in Paris following a four-hour battle involving 16 National Champions.]
The best mobile gamers from across Europe gathered in Paris on 4 October to compete for the title of N-Gage Champion of Europe. The competition got fierce and frantic as 16 National Champions fought it out for 4 hours. After an epic battle, involving wicked tricks and expert manoeuvres on Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Eric Riedel aka "Xentrix" of Germany was ultimately crowned N-Gage Champion of Europe.
The Final Tournament marked the showdown of the N-Gage European Tour that visited more than 50 cities across 16 countries over two months. The N-Gage Tour saw around 150 000 players competing to become N-Gage Champion of Europe and gave more than one million observers the chance to further develop their mobile game skills. The highlights can be seen at www.n-gage.com.
Eric, a 15-year old student from Germany, first played the Nokia N-Gage when the much anticipated N-Gage Tour arrived in Leipzig. He went on to become Germany's National N-Gage Champion, winning his right to compete against the best players from across Europe for the title of N-Gage Champion of Europe.
In the Final, he beat the best of the rest at Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, posting the highest Tour score of 133 847, with 2839 points ahead of his nearest rival.
"It was great to see the first ever winner of the N-Gage Challenge. The gamers got completely hooked playing Tony Hawk's Pro Skater and the chance to take on the best players in Europe was fantastic," said Christian From, Senior Marketing Manager, Nokia Mobile Phones in Europe and Africa region. "To become the first ever European N-Gage Champion must be amazing - and I'm sure the winner can't wait to defend his title next year!"
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