2002-05-26 10:27 ☼ post
Video Game League on the Verge.
The Cyberathlete Professional League receives a much-needed $45 million cash infusion, a commitment from Intel and exposure from ESPN. But will anybody watch? [Wired News]
The CPL sounds fairly interesting to me, especially when you consider how realistic games are getting. On the other hand for this to take off I think they need to add some kind of Reality TV aspect so that we get to know the teams and players. In real life professional sports the personalities and emotions of the players really come across on the athletic stage and add to the drama; computer screens and pixels lack that much needed element. If they really want to get people from outside the gaming scene interested they’ve got to find a way to capture the human element.