Playing video games has certainly enriched the life of Brian McMahon this weekend, after the New Yorker scooped a $10,000 cash prize for winning Remington's first Titanium Bowl ESPN NFL 2K5 video game tournament.
McMahon defeated David Moore of Summerville, Georgia in an online tournament in which thousands of participants across the US played the American football game on Xbox Live or Playstation 2.
The playoff rounds were held online from 1 to 11 December, with the semi-finals and finals on 18 December. Four finalists and their guests were flown to California where they competed live for the grand prize of $10,000.
McMahon defeated Takirra Koonce from Raleigh, North Carolina in the first semi-final, while Moore defeated Gerardo Paredes from Los Angeles in the second.
Runner-up Moore received a check for $3,000, while Koonce and Paredes each received $1,500.
"I guess all those hours on the computer finally paid off," said McMahon. "Now that I've won $10,000, my mum probably won't give me so much grief about playing."
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