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UK pro gaming final on Friday

In London, if you're about.

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The Championship Gaming Series will name its winners at the UK final this Friday, offering the successful gamers GBP 15,000 a year to play computer games.

The event will be held at the Three Mills Studio in East London, where players will compete at Counter-Strike: Source, Dead or Alive 4, FIFA 07 (I'm really good at that pick me), and Project Gotham Racing 3.

It will be on Sky One and Sky Two, too, so you can sit there eating spaghetti and pretend you could have won it but you just don't have the time to commit to it.

Once the winners have been crowned, they will be coached by the likes of Quake legend Sujoy Roy, before flying out to Los Angeles in December to take part in the World Championship.

Interestingly World of Warcraft is due to be added to the roster of titles to compete on next year. This will be done hand-in-hand with the Blizzcon event, where eight teams of two will compete to turn professional.

What are your thoughts on professional gaming, Eurogamer reader? Does it ruin the experience for everyone else, or is it great to see it getting the recognition it deserves?

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