Here on Long Island lives a little phenom by the name of Victor M. De Leon III (don’t forget the III part.) Victor is a 56 lb. 9 years old and though that almost sounds sub-Saharan, he is a very healthy kid. What makes this little boy unique is that he is quite the gamer. If you know what Halo is, you probably know “Lil’ Poison (his gamer name.) When I was 9, I couldn’t spell poison.
While most 56 lb. 9 year olds around the world are foraging, this little dude is kicking some major ass in his Holbrook basement. Oh yeah, he also has just about paid for college with gaming tournament winning. He’s been on “60 Minutes.” And he has more frequent flier miles than your average business exec. Today his amazingly determined face is on the front page of the New York Times.
While the adults are debating whether Victor will grow up to shoot people in the head with real bullets, or become an anti-social nerd with half a friend, Victor is taking the world by storm. Who deserves the publicity more, Lil’ Poison or Paris Hilton (also about 56 lbs. and sitting in a basement.)? Go Victor Go!