The first Finnish Angry Birds Championships settled

29.3.2011

Jonas Koivula is the first Finnish Champion of Angry Birds Over the last three weeks, Angry Birds fans in Finland had the chance to participate in the Finnish Championships organized by Rovio an...

Jonas Koivula is the first Finnish Champion of Angry Birds

Over the last three weeks, Angry Birds fans in Finland had the chance to participate in the Finnish Championships organized by Rovio and Nokia. 2600 people across the country participated in local qualifiers, where players tried to reach the highest score on a set of levels. Last weekend, 32 finalists faced off in head to head matches to settle the winner.

Jonas Koivula and Ilmari Lehtonen duke it out in the final match in Helsinki (Photo by Peke Eloranta)

In the final match, 19-year-old Jonas Koivula emerged as the first Finnish champion of Angry Birds. For his victory, Jonas received a brand new N8 smartphone, courtesy of Nokia. With Angry Birds Rio soon available for Nokia, and Rio the movie launching in theaters in April, Jonas also wins a trip for two to Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA and a visit to Fox studios.

Jonas Koivula claimed the Finnish Championship (Photo courtesy of YLE)

“I’ve been studying hard for school for the last months, and playing Angry Birds has been a great way of relaxing,” says Jonas. “I participated in the competition just to try my luck, and was a bit surprised to reach the finals. It feels amazing to have won, it was really exciting to play against all these tough opponents! Prizes were also great, and I will travel to Hollywood together with my girlfriend, who also loves the game.”

For more information about the competition in Finland, check the Nokia NSeries Blog.

More Angry Birds Championships are being rolled out in the Nordic countries already, and more events will follow globally. Keep up with Rovio News for more information on how to participate in your local competitions and win great prizes!

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