EGL kicks off in Washington D.C.

cyber athleteOne very cool way of earning money is by playing videogames and joining competitions. While it sounds easy and heavenly, it is actually not. Just imagine the number of participants in any given gaming event. Of all those players, only the top three would be getting prizes normally. So if you want to make a living out of playing games, you better make sure you end up on the top of the heap.

Anyway, to all of you who are interested, the Electronic Gaming League (ELG) will be hosting a regional tournament this coming January 19 to 21 at the Sheraton Reston in Washington, DC. This is actually the fourth regional tournament of the league’s inaugural interstate U.S. pro tour for this season. According to EGL Tournament Director Ryan Baron:

The D.C. tournament is one of our most ambitious venues yet and promises to be a real battle of wits. We’re expecting to see some of the most intense gaming of the season. We’ve got people coming from all over the east coast to either make a name for themselves or defend their reputations. The area is known for fostering some the worldÂ’s elites and it’s definitely going to be a shootout.

Speaking of shootout, the games roster for the competition include Halo 2, Super Smash Brothers Melee and Dead or Alive 4 as well as some unannounced ones. Group or team competitions involve cash prizes of US$ 3,500 while individual winners can bag in up to US$ 750.

The EGl 2006-2007 season will end sometime in May of 2007. Top teams and players by then will be invited to  a post-season finals in Las Vegas to contend for the National EGL.  Prizes there, needless to say, are much higher totalling up to US$ 15,000 for the grand winner.

cyber athleteOne very cool way of earning money is by playing videogames and joining competitions. While it sounds easy and heavenly, it is actually not. Just imagine the number of participants in any given gaming event. Of all those players, only the top three would be getting prizes normally. So if you want to make a living out of playing games, you better make sure you end up on the top of the heap.

Anyway, to all of you who are interested, the Electronic Gaming League (ELG) will be hosting a regional tournament this coming January 19 to 21 at the Sheraton Reston in Washington, DC. This is actually the fourth regional tournament of the league’s inaugural interstate U.S. pro tour for this season. According to EGL Tournament Director Ryan Baron:

The D.C. tournament is one of our most ambitious venues yet and promises to be a real battle of wits. We’re expecting to see some of the most intense gaming of the season. We’ve got people coming from all over the east coast to either make a name for themselves or defend their reputations. The area is known for fostering some the worldÂ’s elites and it’s definitely going to be a shootout.

Speaking of shootout, the games roster for the competition include Halo 2, Super Smash Brothers Melee and Dead or Alive 4 as well as some unannounced ones. Group or team competitions involve cash prizes of US$ 3,500 while individual winners can bag in up to US$ 750.

The EGl 2006-2007 season will end sometime in May of 2007. Top teams and players by then will be invited to  a post-season finals in Las Vegas to contend for the National EGL.  Prizes there, needless to say, are much higher totalling up to US$ 15,000 for the grand winner.

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