Microsoft have kicked off a 10,000 challenge to find the UK's ultimate student gamer by testing their mettle with a fastest lap competition on top Xbox racer Project Gotham Racing 2.

The event is taking place at a number of Scream pubs across the UK, and follows in the footsteps of last years Xbox "Play More Challenge" and will see regional finalists head to Manchester in March to compete in the grand final and be crowned as the UK's ultimate gamer, not to mention walking away with a cheque for up to 10,000 - enough to put University Top-Up fees to the back of even the poorest of students minds.

Full details of the challenge along with a full list of heat locations can be found on the Xbox website.

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