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Old School RuneScape’s final competitive gaming event of the year roars to a brutal climax.

Monday 11th December 2017, Cambridge, UK – The dust has settled on Old School RuneScape’s Deadman Winter Finals tournament, the MMORPG’s final competitive gaming event of the year, which has seen Mankedupmage take the title and secure the top prize of $20,000.

Held at ESL’s Leicester studio and streamed live on the RuneScape Twitch channel, the final hours introduced a new fortress area where the final 128 survivors were randomly teleported through a series of 1v1 arenas against each other until only one individual remained.

“The Deadman Finals continue to evolve with each tournament to deliver an engrossing and tense finale, and I am really pleased that the new arena structure delivered just that,” said Mathew Kemp, Senior Product Manager, Old School RuneScape.

He continued, “Congratulations to all of our finalists, to the 128 brave souls who made it to the fortress area, and of course to our last player standing, Mankedupmage. It’s been a great year for Deadman, we’ve continued to work hard to deliver the very best in long-form online competitive gaming, and we are looking forward to rolling out our 2018 plans.”

In addition to the shared runners-up, Micka 279 and Rupper lol, who each secured $6,000 those remaining in the last 16 will receive a year’s RuneScape membership.

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About Jagex
Established in 2001, Jagex today stands as a key game developer and publisher and is the home to the iconic online role-playing game, RuneScape. RuneScape has welcomed over 250 million players to its world and more than two million of them play every month, while millions more watch avidly through social channels. In addition to RuneScape, Jagex has developed new RuneScape-branded games as it enters additional genres, including the authentically vintage edition, Old School RuneScape. Jagex employs over 320 people at its Cambridge headquarters. In 2016 Jagex became part of Fukong Interactive Entertainment, a global games group publicly listed in China. Career information can be found at
About Old School RuneScape
Launched in 2013, Old School RuneScape is the industry-leading collaboration between players and developers. Embracing its nostalgic heritage, hundreds of thousands of active players control the direction of the game with an in-game polling system. Featuring adventures for solo play through to 100-player strong raids, Old School RuneScape caters for every brave adventurer. Since 2016, Old School RuneScape has established itself as a competitive game with the seasonal free-for-all Deadman Invitationals, where winners receive a $20,000 prize. Play now at
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