The New York Times reported on Victor M. De Leon III, a 9 year old that has won thousands of dollars in prizes, has a national corporate sponsor, a publicist, featured on 60 minutes and has a Web site….
"..he is set to be among 2,500 competitors in the three-day Major League Gaming Pro Circuit Event at the Meadowlands in New Jersey, battling for titles like the titan on the Xbox game Halo 2 and prizes up to $20,000."
And best yet, his father uses parental controls "to block excessive gore and offensive language". Yikes, I don’t know what to say. Is being a video game circuit winner any different then traveling the spelling bee circuit? Probably. What if he enjoys playing video games and being in the competitions? Is it ok, or not so because it is video games? What about kids that compete in robotics competitions? Where should parents draw the line for what is acceptable?