I'm not a fan of reality television shows. I believe that they take away precious time and resources from interesting television productions. In fact, it's come to the point that every time I see a new reality show upstart knock a beloved comedy or drama out of production, I have to choke back the vomit. However, if we have to have reality television in our lives, we should at least have a gamer mixing things up with the would-be actresses and club-hoppers trying to eke out a few minutes of prime time fame. Consider Survivor: Gabon's Ken Hoang who is a professional gamer and a Super Smash Bros. Melee champion.
KEN SAYS: ''Gaming will help me because I do well under pressure. I always come through. I rarely choke. I'm the underdog, I think all the fans will root for me to win. I would root for myself if I was watching TV.''
JEFF PROBST SAYS: ''Ken the gamer is one of my favorite people who has been on the show in a long time. He is convinced his gaming expertise is absolutely in line with what it takes to win, that he knows this game backward and forward simply because he's a gamer. But Ken is a true nerd. I think when the show began he weighed less than [China's] Courtney did.''
Good luck, Ken! Be sure to really milk the gamer aspect of your biography while you're on the show. I expect to see you compare your island rivals to Ganon and Wario. Be prepared with a memorable game-related catchphrases. Work the phrase "It's-a me" into your initial introduction. Make us proud and show the teeming masses that gamers can be worthwhile and intelligent people. However, be aware that if you play up the racist, rude, idiot gamer stereotype that seems to proliferate in the general media, then I'm afraid we'll have to completely disown you. Don't take it personally though. That's just how we play the game.