The Grand Final of the World Cyber Games was in Seattle over the weekend, and the big question on everyone’s mind was: is this really a sport?
Okay, so maybe that’s just what’s on the mind of the dude who wrote the editorial in my college newspaper slamming it for causing obesity. Yes, video games cause obesity. It’s certainly not the fault of the people who play video games all day without getting up for some physical activity. I mean, it’s just not possible to enjoy gaming and exercising at the same time. There’s only room in life for one!
Anyways, I’m dead serious about the video game tournament. There were 700 people from 74 countries attending just to get their frag on in games ranging from Counter-Strike to Need for Speed: Carbon and everything in between. There were even referees to make sure players weren’t cheating or taking advantage of glitches in the games. There were something on the order of 12 events and cash prizes for top places. Pretty insane, if you ask me. But if I was a top-notch gamer, I would totally do something like that.