Briton claims first gaming gold

British gamer Shaun Clark has won the UK's first gaming gold at the World Cyber Games.

Mr Clark, aka Apollooo, took the top medal in the Command & Conquer 3 tournament at the week-long festival of video gaming held last week in Seattle. The gold is the first the UK has claimed in the six years that the global tournament has been staged.

Britons also took a silver and bronze in other games to put the UK in sixth place in the overall medal rankings.

Mr Clark struggled in the opening stages of the tournament in which he had to take on the top US and German players of the real-time strategy title C&C3: Tiberium Wars.

However, once past the German ace Mr Clark, who plays for the Team Dignitas pro-gaming team, made steady progress through the playoffs before triumphing in the final. For his work Mr Clark picked up a cheque for $12,000 (£5,877).

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