Anaheim, Calif. • The nation's video game athletes have gathered in Southern California to battle aliens and bad guys for cash and glory.
More than 1,000 eSports players are taking part in the Major League Gaming Championships in Anaheim, which began Friday and run through Sunday, the Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/1nUF0qa ) reported.
The contestants don special headphones and face off in soundproof booths in games such as "StarCraft II," "Call of Duty: Ghosts" and "Super Smash Bros. Melee." Their battle chatter is broadcast live and announcers provide the play-by-play.
They're playing for $150,000 in prize money. Some have practiced up to 12 hours a day.