Posted by: kurtsh | July 16, 2007

NEWS: The World Series of Video Games… powered by Xbox 360!

In case you weren’t aware, video games have hit the big time.  Yeah, folks like "Tsquared" and "Fata1ity" have made it big in the ‘sport’ but now they have the equivalent of the Video Game Olympics and it’s called the "World Series of Video Games".

In fact, the Los Angeles regional competition is coming up on October 18th at the LA Convention Center in tandem with E4All – the gamer’s replacement for E3.  http://www.thewsvg.com/events/info/8/  It’ll be shown on CBS on November 17th.

The Louisville, Kentucky event already took place on June 21st-24th and is being broadcast on CBS on July 29th.

The games being competed on include:

  • World of Warcraft
  • Guitar Hero 2
  • Quake 4
  • FightNight Round 3
  • Counterstrike 1.6
  • Call of Duty 2
  • Warcraft 3
  • Gears of War

(Yeah, you read that right:  No Halo 2.  They included Quake 4, Call of Duty 2, and Counterstrike but no Halo 2.  Yeah it’s B.S., but whatever.)

The Dallas event just took place about week ago.  Here are some notes from the World Series of Video Games – the world’s largest video game competition held there:

1. Over 99% of the consoles present were XBOX 360
2. Guitar Hero II, UFC and Gears of War Ranked Competitions were of course on the XBOX 360
3. Every kid we talked to (Ages 8 to 40) stated that their most anticipated game is “Halo 3”
4. Free Mountain Dew “Halo 3” Special Edition Soda. Free and 73mg of Caffeine per serving.
5. The series is being aired nationally on CBS


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