There was a large screen that displayed
the action from the tournament with live play by play and a BYOC area
with 400 computers set up with free-for-all games taking place.
BYOC was set up with the following
games in most every skill level and a wide range of computers being
CounterStrike 1.6 - CounterStrike Source - Half Life 2 Deathmatch
- Battlefield 1942
- Battlefield 2
Call of Duty
A whole lot of gaming goodness was goin' on!!
I didn’t make it into the tournament
area, but the tournament games being shown on large screen kicked
ass. Rows of couches were set up theater style for everyone to enjoy
the show. And the action was unreal. CounterStrike Source and
CounterStrike 1.6 each had 16 teams of 5. Call of Duty had 8 teams
of 5. From the few awards I saw being handed out, the teams where
made up of players from all over the US.
The play by play on the games really
added to the excitement with the action even more enhanced by the big
screen view jumping from player to player giving the audience a
chance to see what was around the corner or how different teams
worked together. You couldn’t stop yourself from watching the
action, and there was always a crowd