Kiwi gamer in South Korea for world champs

An Auckland gamer has travelled to South Korea to represent New Zealand as an 'E Black' at the International Esports Federation World Championships.

Daniel Cossington, who plays the fighting game Tekken 7 as 'Wowzer', was flown to Korea by the NZ Esports Federation. The total prize pool at the Championship is nearly $40,000.

Cossington said he felt "extremely honoured" to be chosen as an E Black and is "super excited to show what Kiwi Tekken has to offer in Seoul."

He was selected after strong performances at other gaming tournaments in America and Australia.