Good Game at Wilson Center Wednesday, May 7

Competitive video gaming is officially a sport. That’s not a matter of opinion—the U.S. State Department declared it so when they granted athlete visas to two South Korean professional Starcraft 2 players in late 2013. In Good Game, filmmakers follow the top-tier American squad Evil Geniuses as they battle teams from across the world in their competitive Starcraft 2 league. Kind of like Hoop Dreams but with zerg rushes, the film illustrates just how hard life can be for these pro gamers as they hone their skills and perfect their craft. And it’s not just mental preparation they worry about; players must train their bodies to weather the, uh, “physical requirements” of marathon gaming sessions that can last up to 10 hours. Always wanted to be a gamer? Weighing the benefits of Terran vs. Protoss? Go to the screening and take a cue from the pros. The film shows at 4 p.m. at the Woodrow Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. (202) 691-4000. wilsoncenter.org.

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