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PNE Represented In Emirates FA Cup Gaming Tournament

13 May 2016

14-year-old Matthew Hurst represented Preston North End in the inaugural Emirates FA Cup gaming tournament last weekend.

Played at Wembley stadium connected by EE, Matthew was chosen to represent North End to play FIFA 16 on PlayStation four consoles, reaching the third round before being knocked out by Peterborough's representative.

The early rounds of the tournament were played in iconic locations around the stadium such as the changing rooms and the players' tunnel, with the two finalists virtually battling it out on Wembley stadium's 82 foot screens as they sat in the centre circle.

Compered by sports presenter, Colin Murray, the gaming event witnessed unpredicatbility, fierce competition and gaming prowess, in an atmosphere of pure determination.

Popular ex-player, pundit and gaming fan Jermaine Jenas, and a number of professional gamers and YouTube stars welcomed the gaming participants, sharing tips and tricks on the day as they commenced the ultimate gaming adventure.

The one day event replicated the fixture from this year's third round with 64 gamers and 32 matches kicking-off the proceedings.

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