Game Boys Triumph, Heartbreak, and the Quest for Cash in the Battleground of Competitive Videogaming
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Description: A year inside the fierce rivalries and big business of competitive videogaming A technology-fueled spin on a classic sports tale, Game Boysprofiles “cyber-athletes” who compete for dominance in the professional gaming circuit, a world populated with rivalries, big egos, corporate sponsorships, and large cash prizes. Michael Kane’s pioneering account of the lifestyle and business of gaming takes readers to the heart of “e-sports,” what many consider the successor in sports entertainment to the X-games and competitive poker. Following the top teams—3D and CompLexity, a rivalry as bitter as the Yankees versus the Red Sox—Kane profiles the star players as they cheat, strategize, sign with rival teams, and get berated by sideline-pacing coaches. Are gamers really the athletes of tomorrow? They act like they are. A lively tour of the quirks and dramas of a subculture on the cusp of big things, Game Boysis a tale of sports glory and a glimpse into the lucrative business of gaming.
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Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 6/30/2009
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall