San Clemente, CA --(PR.com)-- Play N Trade Franchise, Inc, the largest video game franchise worldwide, is excited to announce Evan Williams of Monroe, NY as the International Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Tournament Champion.
Williams, 16, has been playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 since its release in November of 2009 but had little experience in tournament play prior to his victory on Saturday, May 15th.
"I had played in a few local tournaments at the Play N Trade in Chester, NY when the owner told me I should enter the international tournament," says Williams. "It was a great feeling to win with my family and friends there to support me, especially during that last, tough match."
"Overall the tournament was a great success," says Play N Trade Chester owner, Todd Finley. "Many of the people watching had never experienced an event like this in a video game store. It was definitely an intense atmosphere."
"Evan was very happy not only to win but to show how well he can play his favorite game," adds Finley. "We couldn't be happier that a local gamer took the international prize and represented Chester."
Contestants in the International Tournament were comprised of the best players from over 150 Play N Trade stores across the U.S. and Canada.
Williams barely edged out his competition to take home the 1st Place Grand Prize package that included $500 store credit, an Xbox 360 Elite bundle, a G8 shirt, a Steel Series Siberia V2 headset and a pair of Gunnar gaming glasses valued at $1300. Prizes were also awarded to 2nd, 3rd and 4th place, respectively.
Play N Trade would like to sincerely thank Activision, G8 Brand, Gunnar and SteelSeries for their sponsorship of this event.
Play N Trade is the largest video game franchise worldwide. It is also one of the fastest-growing franchises across all industries. The company provides exceptional training, support and marketing systems to its store owners, who in turn provide an outstanding customer experience for their shoppers that is unmatched by any other gaming franchise. Play N Trade sets itself apart from competing video game retailers by allowing customers to try any video game prior to purchase, participate in local and national tournaments, have their consoles and games repaired as well as buy, sell and trade video games.