|Two players from kiwiskill.com have the opportunity to become $1 million richer after qualifying for the first-ever WorldWide Web games taking place on Saturday, September 9th in Los Angeles.|
Kelli from Pennsylvania and Derek from British Columbia will both be flown to LA to play for the $1 million grand prize and champion title 'World’s Best Casual Gamer'.
'I am very excited to have an opportunity to participate in such an exciting challenge. While I am a proficient player at home, my biggest fear, however, is that I will panic under the pressure,' commented Kelli about playing in the live games.
The event will feature 75 finalists who all qualified by achieving the highest score in their tournament bracket in any one of three of the most popular casual games - Bejeweled 2, Solitaire or Zuma.
The games will be hosted by subsidiaries of FUN Technologies, and filmed for a TV special to air on GSN, the Network for Games, later this year.
Gary Jensen, from Kiwi Skill, said, 'We're thrilled that two Kiwi Skill players made it into the finals in the World Wide Web games. It's amazing how fast this industry is growing…so much that we now fly players from all around the world to compete for $1 million. It’s great!'
The number of Americans playing skill games online is estimated to be 124 million with the industry expecting growth of up to $1.56 billion in 2008.