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Experts Dish on Preferred Snacks and How to Pick Up Girls

 - Mar 6, 2009
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The stereotype of overweight guys with bad hair spending hours at a screen with a controller in their hand is true. But that doesn’t mean they don’t have standards when it comes to snacks. Avoid grease. Pizza is a definite no-no, as it affects the behavior of any sophisticated track ball.

So what is OK? Dr. Pepper and Goldfish are preferred by 18-year-old pro gamer Brian Rizzo, aka "Legit," a "Halo 3" master and member of Str8 Rippin, the 2008 MLG national champions.

35-year-old Steve Sobe, a three-time "Golden Tee" national champion, says that eating during competition is not allowed. Liquids are, but Sobe keeps all drinks far away from his controller, saying "If you spill a drink on a trackball, it’s pretty much ruined and will need to be replaced."

The two top gamers also give advice for landing chicks, like the ones in the gallery above.