Never Too Old To Game: 85-Year-Old Hits A Strike Of A Lifetime By Winning The Wii bowling Tournament in an Epic Fashion

Published 04/10/2023, 8:10 AM EDT

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Some may argue eSports as a young people’s sport. Almost all the pro players in eSports fall in the age bracket of 17 to 35 years. This stems from many reasons; some being that eSports is a fairly new field. It requires a lot of time dedicated to it which many old generations would not prefer.

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While this shows the pro players are all young, some exceptions are still present. In the world of gaming, there are moments that stand out as truly special. A recent clip of a Wii bowling tournament proves just this.

85-year-old wins in Wii bowling tournament

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eSports journalist Jake Lucky recently uploaded a video of Gamers Assembly LAN. Gamers Assembly is an eSports LAN tournament being held in France since 2012. An 85-year-old man bowled a strike to win a Wii bowling tournament. Ultimately, the crowd’s reaction to the strike was one of the inspiring points of the video.

This competition is called Silver Geek, where elderly gamers from retirement homes come out and compete for a prize. Although, the prize is pale in comparison to the reactions of fans who support these elderly players on their every move in the LAN.

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Fans’ reaction to the winning strike was wholesome

The reactions of fans present in the LAN tournament were heartwarming, to say the least. When the elderly man bowled the winning strike, the crowd erupted in cheers. This must be an exhilarating moment for the 85-year-old player. Furthermore, the fans present on Twitter are also showing their happiness for the player.

According to gaming studio @ExPopulas, the clip showed what gaming was meant to do. In many ways, this moment encapsulated the magic of gaming – the ability to bring people together, create shared experiences, and celebrate each other’s victories. It was always a means to bring joy to every generation.

User @Machixo loved the way Gamers Assembly took the initiative to start this tournament. This tournament definitely brings the inclusion of the older generation into a category dominated by young people.

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User @tbprince_23 also shared his experience of witnessing this moment first-hand.

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In conclusion, this moment was truly one of the best moments of the Gamers Assembly LAN Wii bowling tournament. Wii Sports also got real-life recreation recently. What are your thoughts on this heartwarming reaction from fans? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Ajitesh Rawat

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Ajitesh Rawat is an up-and-coming eSports writer at EssentiallySports. An avid gamer himself, Ajitesh grew up just like the majority of the gamers out there by simply falling in love with Need for Speed and Grand Theft Auto. He likes to dive into these vast imaginative worlds and experience the fun himself.
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Jito Tenson

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