Die erste Video Game World Championships auf ABC aus dem Jahr 1983. Hammer!
Twin Galaxies’ first Coronation Day Tournament is recognized as history’s first video game “World Championship”–held January 8-9, 1983 at the the Twin Galaxies Intergalactic Scoreboard in Ottumwa, Iowa, USA.
Co-sponsored by Twin Galaxies and ABC-TV’s That’s Incredible, the event featured nineteen of North America’s top players competing on five current titles: Frogger, Millipede, Joust, Super Pac-Man, and Donkey Kong, Jr.
Billed as the “North American Video Game Olympics,” this contest continued onward as Twin Galaxies’ Coronation Day Tournament, an “invitation-only” Player-of-the-Year contest which features competition between hand-picked superstars. Every invitee was a record holder on at least one video game title.