Thursday, December 15, 2005

New Reality Show Features Gaming Champ Attempting To Regain Former Glory

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A former videogame champ is attempting to regain his crown as the world’s best and is letting net nerds come along for the ride.

Back in 1995, Kurt “Immortal” Shimada was considered the world’s best gamer but he walked away from the console four years later because of burnout and the lack of money to be made as an elite gamer.

Things have changed. Now, an elite gamer can earn up to $100,000 in a tournament so Shimada is making a comeback at the ripe old age of 24.

Shimada admits he was a little rusty at first but says the time away from the game “made me wiser and able to handle more situations.”

He’ll be making his first bid this weekend (Dec. 17) at the CPL Tournament in Dallas, Texas, and is letting cameras document the entire thing for an internet reality show, Immortal: Life After Death, that is available at starting today (Dec. 15) and will be updated twice a week.

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