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This dude won $2,600 playing GUITAR HERO

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Meet Freddie Wong. This dude won $2,625 dollars for rocking YYZ on expert in Guitar Hero. Seriously! It was all part of the Louisville, KY WORD SERIES OF VIDEO GAMES. I know what you're thinking, "Aren't there far more people who need the money more" and to that I say, can they shred a plastic axe behind their head? Didn't think so. Here is the full press release:

The World Series Of Video Games (WSVG), presented by Intel, held it’s second event on it’s Guitar Hero II competitive circuit this past weekend in Dallas, Texas.

Newcomer to the circuit and “Internet superstar” Freddie Wong erupted the crowd and won the finals with a performance of RUSH’s “YYZ.” He earned 27 points from the guest judges which included MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman VINCE NEIL, who judged on style and stage performance. Wong barely edged out Michael “Priest” Holmes who earned 26 points performing the hardest song in the game, BUCKETHEAD’s “Jordan.”

Wong earned $2,625 for his winning performance while Holmes gained $1,500 for his effort. The top two placers at the inaugural event of the season in Louisville placed third and fourth in Dallas, with Nikolai “Kov” Shish taking home $1,050 and David “WuLFe” Briers earning $600. All four contestants will gain $1,000 in travel money for the next stop on the circuit at the E For All event in Los Angeles, California.

Video of Wong’s performance can be found at Video of Holmes‘ performance can be found on YouTube.

“I didn’t know you could actually play that good”, an impressed Vince Neil comments on camera after Wong was named champion. “I’ve seen people mess around with it [Guitar Hero] before, but nothing like that.”

Hear the rest of what Vince has to say at Photos of the finalists and the judges can also be found here.

Several events on this year’s circuit will be shown on CBS in the upcoming weeks and months which will include much Guitar Hero II footage. The Louisville, Kentucky event will be shown at July 29th at 12 PM EST while this past weekend’s Dallas event will be shown on August 19th at 12 PM EST. More information regarding each specific show will be announced soon. Announcements on guest judges for the upcoming events on the circuit will also be announced soon. Stops include E For All in Los Angeles, CA, an announced stop in Europe, and the grand finals in Jönköping, Sweden.

Information on future and past events, prize money, rules, and all other questions can be found on the official website at

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