When we launched this contest last week, with the help of some very great prizes from SCEE and Evolution Studios, including an exclusive avatar, I knew it would be pretty popular. The number of entries surpassed all my expectations, though.
Over 100 of you entered, but only a handful really managed to get to grips with the handling and peculiarities of this game and this particular challenge. Early on PoolieMike took the top spot on the global leader board, and many assumed that the jig was already up. Then out of nowhere Death_in_Flamez blitzed Poolie by a huge 1.6 second margin at the very end of Friday, with a time of 31.863 seconds!
To those doubting themselves, the chase was back on, and several people started inching their way closer. Poolie improved to within half a second of Death_in_Flamez time, before Kegs11 (a mortal enemy of TSA from our MS:A battle) leapfrogged him. Late on Monday, THLNetwork, R1MJAW and AshGraham also put on a bit of a charge, but were adrift by larger margins.
Flamez wasn’t idle during all of this, trying to and finally managing to better his own time by a few hundredths of a second to consolidate his spot with a few hours to go. His final winning time was 31.829 seconds.
So congratulations are very much in order for Death_in_Flamez, who wins a £5 PSN voucher, some DLC for MS:RC and the exclusive avatar that will be his, and his alone.
He has promised a video detailing just how he pulled this feat off. Since many of you were scratching your heads as to how he managed it, keep an eye out in the forums in the next couple of days to find out.
Thanks to everyone that put themselves in the running, and I hope to see you all next time, MotorStormers!