Professional videogaming


I first heard about professional videogaming in 2007 — via this article, actually — but haven’t given it much thought since. It might be fun to watch a Kentucky-bred, corn-fed NASCAR fan argue with a Gamestop employee about the true meaning of “athlete,” but the idea of watching videogames doesn’t sound appealing.

Recently, though, I interviewed Michael Kane about his new book Game Boys: Professional Videogaming’s Rise from the Basement to the Big Time , which tries to explain the appeal of team-based games like Counter-Strike. You can find the interview, along with some interesting anecdotes on the reading habits of videogamers, at Gelf.


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