American rob “The Marquis” Messel rocked his way to victory at the 23rd Air Guitar World Championships in Northern Finland.

Twenty air guitarists from around the world – including the United States, Australia, Japan, France, Canada, Finland, Russia, United Kingdom and Iceland – competed in the final in front of an audience of 3,000 people at Rainy Rotuaari Square in the city centre.

“The Marquis” was awarded top marks for what the organizers called “a smooth and zen-like” performance. 

“An Explosion Of Energy” Gave Alex “Jinja Assassin” Roberts from Australia a second place, and Frederic “French Kiss” Reau came in third place by using traditional technical air guitar.

The aim of the air guitar world championships is to promote world peace.