The San Diego Reader, a magazine based out of southern California, just released their newest publication with a cover story right up our alley.
I Had the Rocket Launcher, He Had the Chain Gun by Evan "Nomadic" Bradshaw, is a well written first person article about the yields of professional FPS gaming that not only have come from the gaming itself but as a result from the path of competitive gaming.
"Rocketboy takes a risk and comes charging at me as I throw my own grenades in the doorway to slow him down. It isn’t enough; he has too much armor now, and his rockets obliterate me. He ties the match with 30 seconds to go. He then scores two more conversion frags before time is up. Rocketboy wins the map 11–9 and ends my hopes of winning my first big tournament."
"In August 2007, the World Series of Video Games would shut its doors due to a lack of sponsors. Suddenly, the professional gamer would have to enter the world of professional administrative-assisting. It was a harsh reality that I had ignored when I decided to skip college and pursue gaming."
Source: San Diego Reader
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