Let’s be real, folks. It might be a while until we host the actual Olympics. So clear your calendars August 24–26 and join an estimated 50,000 guests that will be attending the next best thing: the World Cyber Games Canada Championships being held right here in our very own Toronto. Two hundred professional gamers will compete for cash prizes and the chance to represent Team Canada in the WCG Grand Final in Seattle next October. The Grand Final is apparently known as “the video gaming equivalent of the Olympics,” which would make the Canada Championships kind of a big deal.
And for all you parents with concerns about taking your kids to see people playing games with names like Dead or Alive, World of Warcraft, and Command and Conquer—not to worry! Children under 12 get in free.
Photo by +Photendo+ from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.