Your mother always said you'd never amount to anything playing video games all day.
Does she realize yet how wrong she was?
Just ask the cyberathletes in the world's largest video game competition, the Major League Gaming Winter Championship, arriving at the Dallas Convention Center this weekend.
Close to 1,000 players from all over the globe will compete against locals for their share of $170,000 in prizes, playing some of the most exciting titles of all time, including Call of Duty: Black Ops II on Xbox 360, League of Legends and StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm.
Pay attention as the masters play on giant screens -- you might learn a few secret strategies to take back home to the couch. Between rounds, enjoy free food and drink samples, play the latest games, and catch a sneak peak at in-development concepts before anyone else.
Plus, you can purchase the very best in monitors, headsets, controllers and just about any gaming accessory you can imagine.
You can put it all on Mom's credit card, too. Just tell her you're training for the majors.
Major League Gaming Championship
Friday-Sunday, March 15-17
Dallas Convention Center, Hall B
650 S. Griffin St., Downtown
Spectator passes for the weekend: $35 in advance here; $50 at the door
VIP passes: $250
HD upgrade: HD upgrade passes available today
Nearby: Spread Eagle Saloon; Bob's Steak & Chop; West End Pub