That's not a typo. That's ten million dollars.
Hey, it's Athene, the self-styled (and partly accurate) "world's best gamer"3. Hitting the streets in one of his "IRL" videos. It starts as though it's going to be four-and-a-half minutes of painful trolling, but actually turns into a pretty neat "man on the street" interview with one serious World of Warcraft player.
Surely you've heard of Athene, right? He's the best gamer in the world! He's got all kinds of world records, in everything from World of Warcraft to online poker. He can beat Diablo III's first boss in less than a second. His online fans are legion, and with their help he's farmed the most powerful weapons, beaten…
It's one thing to beat Diablo III's Skeleton King boss. It's quite another thing to beat Diablo III's Skeleton King boss on Inferno, the game's highest difficulty setting. And it's quite another thing to defeat Diablo III's Skeleton King boss on Inferno… in less than a frickin' second.
Athene is quite a character, for a player. He rose to a certain kind of internet fame thanks to World of Warcraft, declaring himself the World's Best Paladin. After leaving WoW, he moved on to Starcraft II and in recent months, he's taken to League of Legends.
World of Warcraft's Cataclysm expansion pack went live in North America at 3AM Eastern time this morning, roughly two hours after European protection Paladin Forscience hit level 85.