Yes video game nerds of the world, October 15-17th is your weekend. Yesterday Major League Gaming (MLG), the world’s largest professional video game league, announced that it will combining its Professional Circuit competition with the MLG Doritos Pro Gaming to create a the professional gaming EVENT OF THE AGES. More than 3000 competitors and spectators are expected to attend the event, which will be held at the Gaylord Convention Center.
Games up for competition include Halo 3, StarCraft 2, Super Smash Brothers Brawl, Tekken 6 and World of Warcraft. Starcraft is already sold out for potential competitors, I assume because it is new. Maybe? And yes, you aspiring masters, anyone can watch the competitions for free.
Artists rendition of aspiring masters:
Doritos, Hot Pockets, Dr. Pepper, and two different types of men’s deodorant, Stride and Old Spice, are among the event’s sponsors. Of course they are. You don’t need a magnifying glass to deduce the intended demographic. Oh and for video game nerds that try to counter, don’t tell me you haven’t enjoyed those exact snacks while gaming. They are like your food pyramid.
So beloved readers, you could go to this gaming convention. OR you could do literally anything else. I’ll say it, this convention is my personal nightmare. HOW do people just stay inside and play video games? Don’t you get stir crazy? Have to get out?
Ironcityspy has repeatedly tried to argue that video games are cool because professional athletes, criminals and professional-athlete-criminals play them. Fine. I mean not the smartest ally, but cooler than the average Mountain Dew. However, it’s a balance. If by “practicing your fake” you could mean actual soccer OR Fifa soccer, it’s fine. However, if you are champion in Fifa but have never played a soccer game, I mean…bizarre.
I know I am setting myself up for hate mail. I am the clichéd chick that doesn’t understand the appeal or the constructive benefits of video games. However, I give you the comments to argue why the gamers of the world are the more enlightened race. Oh and to clarify, not the people who design them, those that PLAY them. I see the design and creativity involved. Go forth my Zeldas.