Pro gaming: Where the really great players are, by Matt Richtel — New York Times, Thursday, November 26, 1998

"Kurt Shimada is shaking with joy, disbelief and a twinge of guilt. Moments ago, in the preliminary round of the computer game championships, he didn't just beat but demolished Dennis Fong, who happens to be the Michael Jordan of computer games."

Fragapalooza: the beauty and poetry of geekdom in full bloom!

Let's go back in time to the summers of 1997 and 1998, in Edmonton, Alberta, where inside an airplane hangar we find the flowering of Canada's e-sports scene: Fragapalooza, the biggest LAN gaming competitions in Canada, where the first Canadian Quake champions were crowned.

Multiplayer United: Photos from MPU LANs, Sydney, Australia

Multiplayer United (MPU) is a Local Area Network (LAN) gaming group located in the Sydney Australia area. Typically MPU runs from 11:00am until 11:00pm on a monthly basis. For details of the next MPU event check the next event page. Currently any number of the latest games are supported on a fast 10/100 m/s network. The benefit of network gaming is that you can play against your friends, enemies and total strangers alike, in a friendly, fast and exciting environment. You can meet your online pals and discuss strategies or just go hard and game for the whole 12 hours ignoring all. The atmosphere we strive for at MPU is one of friendliness with a touch of competitiveness.

OZQuake Challenge AU: The Art of Instagib

So you've discovered the Insta-Gib mod huh? You've got your rail gun slung and ready to go, you've got an IP or two where you can be assured of some low pings and little packet loss, but how do you get into this very different mod and not come out of it looking like a real newbie?

"Insta-Gib is an art my friend, and an art that is worthy of your learning."

Wiser words have never been spoken. But more than this you need to feel the rhythm of Insta-Gib, you need to be at one with the rail and the hook, find your inner railer and let the little fucker out, don't be afraid of what needs to be unleashed. Insta-Gib is a primal thing, medical research shows that brain activity of your superior Insta-Gibber is concentrated in the basal ganglea, the most animal like and instinctive center of the brain. So let the animal out, play on instinct, smell the fear of your opponents and hunt them down like terrified wilderbeast.