As many of you already know, the elite computer gaming team from Chicago, the Chicago Chimera, won the inaugural World Final of the Championship Gaming Series. The Chimera beat the Carolina Core in a Counter-Strike: Source match and took home the $500,000 first prize. Chicago took down teams from Stockholm and Birmingham on its way to the crown.
In most circumstances, I’d be quite excited (and mighty proud) when a Chicago sports team wins a championship event. Alas, this win was tainted as the team from China, the Wuhan Dragons, were unable to participate in the event due to visa issues. As any person worth their salt knows, the Wuhaners (or any team from China for that matter) would have dominated any Counter-Strike match. Heck, the police in China even use CS for training.