What do you call a room full of 699 guys and 1 woman? No, not a sausage fest. It’s the world’s biggest competition for computer and video games. It’s the World Cyber Games.

Players from 67 countries will compete in over 1,000 matches to declare the world’s ultimate video game champion. And that champion will be walking away with $435,000.

The World Cyber Games, while not as prestigious as The Olympics, has been around since it started in 2000 in South Korea. Last year, the WCGs were held in San Francisco.

This year the competition is going to be fierce. Let’s hear from a few of the contestants:

19-year old Michael “Chocoyote” Opree from Germany tells potential gamers to “Go have a lot of sleep so you can concentrate on the day and really look for (your) challengers. Get to know something about them, how they play, their game-style, their crosses, their tactics.”

Austrian Verena Vlajo, the only female participant, says “It’s cool to be the first and only woman here, but I’m just a gamer like everybody else.”

Stayed tuned.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."