He's just one of the thousands of top-notch gamers descending upon the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center, 1501 Gaylord Trail in Grapevine, to battle for huge cash prizes and a shot at the WSVG Finals later this year, but you don't have to be a hardened Counter-Strike expert to participate. Many smaller, informal competitions don't require pre-registration and can even land you a spot in the money games. Plus, on-site seminars, concerts, movie screenings and even a beauty pageant will keep even the least nerdy visitor entertained. The World Series takes place Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day. Registration is $80 at thewsvg.com.
July 6-9, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.