Gamers Vie for World Title

Top players gather in Los Angeles
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jul 28, 2008 7:52 AM CDT
Vanessa Arteaga, left, of the San Francisco Optx, concentrates during a shutout Dead or Alive match as her General Manager looks on at the Championship Gaming Series last year.   (AP Photo/CGS, Rene Macura)
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(Newser) – Video gamers, get ready: Tonight will determine your world champion as Los Angeles hosts the finals in the Championship Gaming Series. The evening will be broadcast globally—complete with a breathless play-by-play announcer, NPR reports. Players, all of whom are paid for their efforts, will compete in a variety of genres, including racing, fighting, and shooting, in their quest for the prize.