New Zealand’s eblack Mason Maddox has defended his title as the best in Asia by taking out the gold medal at the World Cyber Games Asian Championship in Singapore this past weekend.

Mason "massi4h" Maddox won gold competing on the Xbox 360 game, Guitar Hero: World Tour, beating competitors from countries such as Korea and Singapore and winning SGD$1000 in prize money.

“To be named the best player in the tournament once again is fantastic – especially as we were competing in Asia where professional gaming leagues have operated for years. Mason has done New Zealand proud. This is New Zealand’s 2nd gold medal for video gaming, and bodes well for 2009,” says World Cyber Games New Zealand Strategic Partner, xLAN’s Susan Baikie.

The top 140 gamers from 14 countries in Asia Pacific competed at the World Cyber Games (WCG) Asian Championship on video game titles such as Guitar Hero World Tour (Xbox 360) and FIFA 2009 (PC).

The eblacks will go on to compete at the New Zealand World Cyber Games National Final in Auckland this weekend. For more information, check out the official site.