Monday, June 18, 2007

Top Ten Cloves: Potential Problems With Pro Video-Game League Championship Gaming Series


News Item: The Championship Gaming Series is billed as the first true pro video-game league. Six-figure salaries are possible


10. Many miscues as contestants fingers get slippery, from GoldenPalace.Com wrist bands that start running and bleeding due to the sweat

9. Officials broadcast tournament on 10-second delay, to edit all the "shoutouts" to the record stores contestants work at

8. Numorous stopages, as contestants fight, after attempts to hack each others' computers during competition

7. Contestants look extremely jittery, having stayed up night before tournament binging on Jolt Cola and Twinkies

6. NASA astronaut Sunita "Suni" Williams get more buzz with plans on playing video game in space for the entire length of the tournament

5. Instead of a buxom, bikini-clad beauty in high heels, Card Girl for tournament is modeled on Zelda Gilroy

4. Computers crash when FBI illegally taps into tournament, trying to snoop and get information on the contestants

3. Boycott by contestants delay start of tournament - Want right to take skateboarding break between games

2. Special set built to replicate bedroom in cellar or garage doesn't come across very well on television

1. Tournament ends in scandal, when discovered not all contestants submitted their Parental Permission Slips

Bonus Links

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Instead of a buxom, bikini-clad beauty in high heels, Card Girl for tournament is modeled on Zelda Gilroy

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