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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

7 Year Old Halo Player Wins Tournament

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Here's an interesting article about a 7 year old kid named Lil Poison who won Second place in a major Halo 2 tournament trailing behind Poison his Uncle.
Lil Poison proved what the hardcore MLG community already knew -- that there is no gimmick behind his play. He's not “good for a 7-year-old.” He's great, period. The fact that he's half the age of other players who are considered very young merely adds to the “wow” factor of watching him destroy the competition. Watching the faces of the crowd that followed him from round to round, you could actually see the misconceptions about his skill melting away, as they realized that he was not only extremely dexterous and knowledgeable about how the game worked, but he actually understood and implemented the underlying strategy that is involved with the game.

How amazing is that? There has been a lot of talk in the last couple of days about Pro Gaming on TV and I think herein lies the reason. With videogames anyone can be a master, it doesn't matter how old you are, your gender or your physical condition. All that is needed is dexterity and, most importantly, a sharp and crafty mind which is aware of the strategies.

What a powerful impression it must be to see a 7 year old kid win something like this. Would you tune in to watch that take place? I definitely would.

Link (via Slashdot)