Pro Gamers to Carry Olympic Torch

By Steve Gibson, Apr 19, 2008 11:38am PDT Gaming peripheral maker Razer today sent word that the BOCOG has selected ten professional gamers to carry the Olympic torch for different legs as it travels through China. Razer is particularly proud of this since two of those gamers are sponsored by the mouse maker.

“It’s a great honor for me to be part of something so special. Bearing the Olympic flame is a once in a lifetime opportunity and one I will treasure, not only because I’m from China, but also because I represent e-sports, which is a discipline growing in popularity,” said XiaoFeng “Sky” Li.

Fellow torch bearer Jaeho “Moon” Jang commented, “It will be amazing being part of the contingent bearing the Olympic torch. The Olympics comes around once every four years, and this is an opportunity for me, and everyone to embody the Olympic spirit and bring greater awareness to e-sports."

The 2008 Olympic Games will also feature the GGL's Digital Games Worldwide Tournament as an Official Welcome Event. GGL, in partnership with China Internet Gaming (CIG) and the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG), will organize and co-produce the event.

I want to say something smart assy here, but I have a feeling you guys will come up with something.

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  • guys, most pro gamers are not fat and can actually be very fit...the two guys in particular this post is talking about are asian guys of slight builds. they're not olympic weightlifters or anything, but they're not overweight ubernerds either.

    some background on the olympics welcome event (digital games) from their site @

    1) it's a tournament where you are competing against other players from your country in a ladder format
    2) multiple games will be in the tournament, and even casual games will be included
    2) the event itself takes place in Shanghai around the time of the opening ceremonies