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Fast typist? Prove it and you could win $5,000

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Think you've got what it takes to be crowned the 'Ultimate Typing Champion? Now's your chance to prove your typist skills as German keyboard manufacturer Das Keyboard is rounding up the fastest fingers in the world to duel it out for a chance at a $5,000 grand prize.

So if you think your touch typing skills are worthy, you can head over to the Ultimate Typing Championship website (opens in new tab) to register for qualifiers. These online qualifiers will take place from August 3-10. If you come out amongst the top 25 then you'll be entered into the finals on August 22, which will be live streamed to Twitch and eventually see a contender crowned the Ultimate Typing Champion.

You're going to need some serious words per minute (WPM) to reach the top strata in the competition, so now's your chance to get practicing. Don't leave it too long, however: I'd guess word may take some time to travel around, and that may mean the final few days of online qualifying will be the toughest.

Obviously first place nets you the esteem of the title and a hefty cash prize. You'll also receive a Das Keyboard 4 Professional, a set of GMK keycaps, a limited edition Das Keyboard keycap, and a special anniversary pen. 

Second place receives $500 and the same keyboard and keycap prize as the number one spot. Third and fourth positions get all the freebies without any of the cash, and fifth to 10th place will net the keycaps to commemorate the occasion.

Oh, and you'll definitely want one of the best mechanical keyboards (opens in new tab) for this task. That old office membrane probably won't cut it (unless you're just that good).

So, you think you're dexterous enough?

Jacob Ridley
Jacob Ridley

Jacob earned his first byline writing for his own tech blog from his hometown in Wales in 2017. From there, he graduated to professionally breaking things as hardware writer at PCGamesN, where he would later win command of the kit cupboard as hardware editor. Nowadays, as senior hardware editor at PC Gamer, he spends his days reporting on the latest developments in the technology and gaming industry. When he's not writing about GPUs and CPUs, however, you'll find him trying to get as far away from the modern world as possible by wild camping.