Gamers cashed in at world championship

Norway was well-represented at the first Epic Games’ world e-sport championship in gaming over the weekend. Emil “Nyhrox” Bergquist Pedersen of Tønsberg won the duo competition along with his Austrian partner, Tomas “Aqua” Arnould, while two other Norwegian teenagers finished 24th and 29th in solo play. They’ll all come home considerably wealthier, with Pedersen and […]

‘The Gathering’ set new attendance record

Nearly 7,000 young computer enthusiasts packed the iconic Vikingskipet hall in Hamar during the Easter holidays to attend the 25th anniversary of “The Gathering.” It remains Norway’s largest gathering of high-tech-oriented teenagers who prefer a dark hall and constant online events to skiing in the nearby mountains. This year’s Gathering set a new record in attendance and […]

Politician meets protests over Pokemon pursuit

“Disrespectful” is how one politician from Northern Norway reacted to how a Member of Parliament was caught playing Pokemon Go during a major hearing on the future of the country’s defense industry Wednesday. And it wasn’t just any MP, but the leader of one of the government’s two support parties. Trine Skei Grande, leader of the Liberal Party […]

Prime Minister keen on ‘Pokemon Go’

Prime Minister Erna Solberg is known for enjoying computer games, and was hooked on Candy Crush. She’s since set that aside and joined the millions of people having fun with Pokemon Go when she can. “I was challenged by my little sister, who found a pokemon on my veranda,” Solberg told newspaper Aftenposten over the weekend. […]