9 year old Conquers Video Game Circuit
If you’ve ever been interested in competing on the video game circuit, check out your competion. The New York Times has a write up on the player who is thought to be the world’s youngest professional gamer according to Guiness. His name is Victor M. De Leon III but his opponents know him better as Lil’ Poison. This five year veteran of the video game circuit has just celebrated his ninth birthday and has been playing since he was two.Victor has a publicist, a national corporate sponsor, his own website and a documentary film crew that’s been following him for months. He’s also been featured in “60 Minutes”. With all this he still maintains better than average marks in his third grade classes. Still, all the public exposure hasn’t gone to his head.
Asked what he thinks about the fuss over his virtual exploits, Victor shrugged with shy indifference. Pressed, he mumbled: “I don’t know. I didn’t think about it.”
Victor will be competing for titles like the Titan on Halo 2 for Xbox in the three day Major League Gaming Pro Circuit Event at the Meadowlands in New Jersey.