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LG Crowns Texting Champs

New York
– The American team placed behind the winning Korean team yesterday in the first-ever
LG Mobile Worldcup global texting championship, held here with teams from 13

and Brazil
placed third and fourth, respectively.

Teams were judged not only on speed but also on accuracy.

Other two-person teams hailed from Australia, Canada,
Indonesia, Mexico, New
Zealand, Portugal,
Russia, South Africa and Spain. The global championship
followed national contests in each country,

The winning team took home $100,000. All contestants were in
their teens to early 20s.