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So you wanna be a professional video game player?

We go inside the world of professional video gamers -- including the girls and the big paychecks. Story

Updated: October 11, 2007, 9:59 AM ET
By Patrick Hruby | Page 2

ST. CHARLES, ILL. -- Victory smells like Red Bull. Maybe it's body spray. The hall is alive with the sound of small arms fire: popping pistols, thumping shotguns, staccato assault rifles. The crack 'n' whistle of sniper rounds; the sudden, terrible boom of exploding frag grenades. There are breathless ooohs! and frustrated groans and the urgent, irritating bleeps of depleting deflector shields, squawking reminders that you are absolutely, positively about to die, or worse yet, get pwned -- that ...

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