(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The 11th of March marked another monumental victory for St. Lucia’s international gaming team, as the group brought home gold over in Guadeloupe’s prestigious major “GigaGames”.
Players from around the globe including countries such as Martinique, India, French Guiana, Trinidad and France travelled to compete in a multitude of titles for the cash and prizes present at the event. With the funding of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, St Lucia’s team travelled and fought through a bracket of determined players on foreign soil in hopes of secure victory for their country.
In the end, it was Ulrick Jackson who had secured gold for St. Lucia in the game titled “Naruto Storm 4”, securing both the cash prize for himself as well as bragging rights for his country. The victory comes after his 2nd place six months ago at Barbados’ major event “Final Stand”, where he used the downtime between events to perfect his gameplay for the next competition. Mr. Jackson shared his thoughts about the competition after his victory.
“It was a really good experience for me and I was a bit confident going into the grand finals. Slayer is an extremely good player and I’m really proud of myself for winning first place.”
Ulrick was not the only player who performed admirably on the weekend, as Bradley Bailey managed to place 3rd and 4th in the games “Dragon Ball Fighter Z” and “Street Fighter V” respectively. His dedication to gaming has clearly been demonstrated at the event, placing within the top four of two games in a bracket filled with foreign champions who were all aiming for victory.
Our gamers hope to replicate Ulrick’s success at St. Lucia’s upcoming tournament on the 20th-22nd of April at the Bay Gardens Resort. With cash and prizes on the line, players from Guadeloupe, Barbados and Trinidad have their eyes set on competing down here in our beautiful Helen. Things are certainly looking up for E-sports in the Caribbean, as the MosManiakal gaming team lead by Valdez Franklin is working towards making it a full -fledged spectator sport for our island communities.