Organizations such as the Cyberathlete
Professional League, as well as some local cyber-cafe tournaments are attracting young players who are making good money from winning tournaments and from sponsorships,
Someone very skilled at computer games.
This week the Cyberathlete
Professional League launches the first competitive tour for video game competitions.
The annual Cyberathlete
Professional League (CPL) final has just finished in Dallas, Texas, with the winning team walking away with dollars 25,000 in prize money.
The Playing Fields in London's Whitfield Street, off Tottenham Court Road, hosts the UK qualifying heats of the Cyberathlete
Professional League on Sunday.
Next year the Cyberathlete
Professional League is hosting a world tour, which will be sporting a phenomenal pounds 1m winners' purse.
Roland Glover, 28, is probably the first "cyberathlete
Ottumwa soon became known as the birthplace of organized competitive video game playing and promptly gained the title of "Video Game Capital of the World." Shortly after the 1981 establishment of Twin Galaxies, and as Toffler had predicted in the 1970s, game fans and cyberathletes
were making the trek to the city for the same reasons people visited other experiential hubs like Las Vegas, Niagara Falls, and Atlantic City.
By bringing together thousands of participants from around the world a" representing designers, artists, film makers, developers, inventors, researchers, and cyberathletes
a" NVIDIA and its partners will turn downtown San Jose into a mecca of visual computing this summer.