Tammy Brook-Smith, 15, from Paarl in the
Brook-Smith won the Chopper rescue competition and took home US$ 2000 (R13 360) beating a representative Paul L Antonio from the
The South African team consisting of four team members and a manager was sent to the WCG by Exactmobile and First National Bank (FNB). The other three gamers who represented
Davin Mole, Exactmobile CEO, says Exactmobile is overjoyed that Brook-Smith took home first place in one of the finals.
“With this being the first year that the WCG has had a mobile competition, our gamers had nothing to compare themselves to. The simply had to go to
Mole says the tournament and Brook-Smith’s gold should give more profile to mobile gaming in
“Mobile gaming is fast becoming one of the most popular forms of gaming in
Colin Webster, Mind Sports South Africa president, says considering it was the team’s first challenge against international competition, they did really well.
“Competitive mobile gaming is new in
Mind Sports South Africa will be holding its annual general meeting on 11 December 2005 where a new cybergames board will elected, Webster says.
“The new cybergames board is going to focus specifically on growing mobile gaming in 2006. Provincial and national championships will be organised, giving players the opportunity to play competitively.
“There are very few other activities that are as inclusive as mobile gaming and are able to reach every corner of the country.
Exactmobile were the exclusive organisers and host of the local leg of the World Cyber Games Mobile Competition as appointed by Indiagames, the WCG brand license holder. Of the 11 countries entering the mobile competition, Exactmobile is the only organiser which is not a cellular operator. FNB is the principal sponsor.
The World Cyber Games had over 1 million participants in 2004 from over 65 countries. In 2005, 800 gamers from over 70 countries are expected to participate at the WCG Grand Final in