Sports Entertainment Evolution- The Global Gaming League

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Games simply aren’t child’s play anymore. While the industry was once regarded as nothing more than entertainment for children, it has now matured and produced many original games for adults. Not only that, but the industry has also branched out into a sports like setup. Clans and gamers in general can now compete for the top spot in many games, providing a new breed of sport. Capitalizing on this aspect of videogames, the Global Gaming League is ready to take on all challengers.

So what is this Global Gaming League (or GGL for short) you ask? The GGL is an institution that handles high quality gaming competitions online through their website (http://www.ggleague.com), and have competitors all over the world. But the GGL isn’t just your average gaming league. They give out huge cash prizes for their big competitions, (with the most recently added event being a $10,000 Doom 3 tournament), and the competition is guaranteed to be fierce.

Through their website, you will be able to check how you stand against players from around the world, as well as check out what current events are going on in the league. Everything is easy to find and browse, so you’ll be able to decide what you want to do.

You’re probably wondering what games the GGL covers. While the GGL only supports PC games at this time, the main focus is on games in the FPS and RTS genre. Current games that they support are: Quake 3, Unreal Tournament 2004, Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, Counter-Strike, Call of Duty, Doom 3, Starcraft: Brood War, Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne, Age of Mythology: The Titans, and Age of Empires: The Conquerors.

The GGL is free to join, but be warned, if you don’t like giving out your personal information online, then you might not want to join the GGL (they ask for a lot of info from you, so if that bothers you it could be a problem). If you’re a PC gamer, want to compete with gamers all over the world, and possibly win money for it, then you definitely should join the Global Gaming League. This truly is the future of sports entertainment, and the GGL represents it perfectly.

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