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.