MMO players often joke about wanting to make sure the retirement homes of the future have decent internet to facilitate our MMO playing in our eventual golden years, but maybe we should set our sights much higher: Why not demand full esports fragging gear too?
The idea of hardcore gaming as an “old” is not some fantasy. CNN put up a piece last week on the Silver Snipers, a Swedish esports team CNN believes to be the oldest in the world thanks to its average age of 67. They play Counter-Strike, apparently, and sponsor Lenovo ensures the group of both men and women tour the competitive circuit across Europe.
And lest you think the same esports community known for harassment is picking on these senior citizens, the team members suggest the opposite is true. One player, 66-year-old Inger “Trigger Finger” Grotteblad, says that esports is “a lovely community to be in” and that she and her mates have been treated as, well, the “coolest grandmother in the world.” Zero lies detected.