New Zealand’s online gaming team Team Sidewinder (TSW) has increased its professional gaming arsenal with the signing of two new Xbox 360 teams.
A New Zealand first, the move will see top PC and Xbox 360 gamers compete under a common banner.

TSW co-founder Mark ‘Atrocity’ Pette says, “Xbox 360 gaming is becoming more competitive and it’s an exciting opportunity for both PC and console divisions to work together towards promoting competitive, online and professional gaming.”

The new teams will compete in Halo 3 and Gears of War, led by experienced gamers 'Kurtiz' ‘Papple’ and ‘Midnite’. Both teams have excelled in the past, and members are among the favourites in the World Cyber Games qualifiers later this year.

“We have all been waiting for an opportunity like this for what seems like years now,” says Papple. “All of us are very excited to be a part of Team Sidewinder and will definitely be stepping up our game now. I believe we should beat any other Halo 3 team in New Zealand at the moment, and hopefully with TSW's backing we can go further and show other countries what we are really made of.”