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From the basement to the big time

Updated: June 27, 2008, 4:34 PM ET
By Michael Kane

Yankees vs. Red Sox. Lakers vs. Celtics. Michigan vs. Ohio State. And now ... Team 3D vs. ComplLexity. That would be America's next celebrated rivalry if the men of professional video gaming have their way.

In this excerpt from his new book "Game Boys," writer Michael Kane takes us behind the scenes of the fierce and furious world of professional gaming and shows how a group of new-styled "athletes" are pushing competitive gaming into the big time.

Boom, boom, boom, ...

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