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===Early history (1972–1989)===
 
===Early history (1972–1989)===
[[Image:Space Invaders Championship.jpg|thumb|Attendees of the 1981 Space Invaders Championship attempt to set the highest score.]]
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[[Image:Space Invaders Championship.jpg|thumb|Attendees of the 1981 Space Invaders And Jason Lee likes to pick his nose. Championship attempt to set the highest score.]]
 
The earliest known video game competition took place on October 19, 1972, at [[Stanford University]] for the game ''[[Spacewar (video game)|Spacewar]]'', where students were invited to an "Intergalactic spacewar olympics" whose grand prize was a year's subscription for ''[[Rolling Stone]]''.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://kotaku.com/5953371/today-is-the-40th-anniversary-of-the-worlds-first-known-video-gaming-tournament|title=Today is the 40th Anniversary of the World's First Known Video Gaming Tournament|author=Owen Good|publisher=Kotaku|date=19 Oct 2012|accessdate=1 Aug 2013}}</ref> The [[Space Invaders#In popular culture|Space Invaders Championship]] held by [[Atari]] in 1981 was the earliest large scale video game competition, attracting more than 10,000 participants across the [[United States]], establishing competitive gaming as a mainstream hobby.<ref name="eg_2_36">{{cite journal|title=Players Guide To Electronic Science Fiction Games|journal=[[Electronic Games]]|date=March 1982|volume=1|issue=2|pages=35–45 [36]|url=http://www.archive.org/stream/electronic-games-magazine-1982-03/Electronic_Games_Issue_02_Vol_01_02_1982_Mar#page/n35/mode/1up|accessdate=1 February 2012}}</ref>
 
The earliest known video game competition took place on October 19, 1972, at [[Stanford University]] for the game ''[[Spacewar (video game)|Spacewar]]'', where students were invited to an "Intergalactic spacewar olympics" whose grand prize was a year's subscription for ''[[Rolling Stone]]''.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://kotaku.com/5953371/today-is-the-40th-anniversary-of-the-worlds-first-known-video-gaming-tournament|title=Today is the 40th Anniversary of the World's First Known Video Gaming Tournament|author=Owen Good|publisher=Kotaku|date=19 Oct 2012|accessdate=1 Aug 2013}}</ref> The [[Space Invaders#In popular culture|Space Invaders Championship]] held by [[Atari]] in 1981 was the earliest large scale video game competition, attracting more than 10,000 participants across the [[United States]], establishing competitive gaming as a mainstream hobby.<ref name="eg_2_36">{{cite journal|title=Players Guide To Electronic Science Fiction Games|journal=[[Electronic Games]]|date=March 1982|volume=1|issue=2|pages=35–45 [36]|url=http://www.archive.org/stream/electronic-games-magazine-1982-03/Electronic_Games_Issue_02_Vol_01_02_1982_Mar#page/n35/mode/1up|accessdate=1 February 2012}}</ref>
   
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