Ray was spurting around the place trying to put the thing together. Her old receiver had broken and she was digging through the clutter in her lair in search of a transistor or a capacitor; a wire or a circuit. All around, cables were wired out of monitors and screens; those in turn were arranged in somewhat ordered dismay in corners or hanged from the walls. The few tables were overflowing with gadgets and a menagerie of gear. Only one desk appeared in order - tidy; with a lamp attached, a powerful magnifying glass moving on a frame and equipment for mending, fixing, tweaking and inspecting electronics.
"We have ex-marine and special forces Earnest McGuire on Red team. Programmer and coder, on his way to becoming maybe a hacker Pascal Gagnon - literally he will be the guard dog, on Blue team!"
Apart from the economic interests played out as popularity grew and public coverage increased, there were also some grand prices for the top players. This season was spiced up and was made particularly interesting as some of the restricted builds would be released. In this game players could create their own configurational insignia for the physical builds, but some individuals had gone further. Although good in what they were doing, the players were not engineers or scientists, but there were people who went beyond the boundaries of the allowed trait system and practically had implemented outside technologies. Today some of them had achieved a sort of mythical status. Some, like the Blitzkrieg Crimson Ray Lightweight was of particular interest to the melee lovers. In addition, its creator was officially pronounced dead, which further increased the interest in collecting it. Not only the Crimson Ray but as many as possible. They would either cost a lot of money or the build could be scavenged for techs that ensured victory in future championships.