Team Ben: A Year as a Professional Gamer

Rated 5.00/5 based on 6 reviews
From cramped basements to Las Vegas hotels, follow the journey of a few competitive video game players as professional gaming gained momentum in the late 2000s. This story takes the reader through a formative time in the author’s life, focusing on the unlikely hobby that gave him new purpose in the wake of the murder of his best friend.
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About Chris Fabiszak

Hi! I just joined Smashwords recently, to publish my book. Given that my book is almost entirely about "Smashers," this site seems entirely destined to my purpose.

It's called "Team Ben: A Year as a Professional Gamer" and I hope you enjoy it!

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Reviews of Team Ben: A Year as a Professional Gamer by Chris Fabiszak

MisterTroll reviewed on Sep. 24, 2016

On a whim I decided to use this book as part of an English essay. It fit in beautifully. This book details life during one of the greatest years of Melee and breaks it into chunks by major. Again, just as in the documentary, Fabiszak recalls a great amount of exciting smash history.
I choked up a little in the middle of class with this book and I cheered with Wife at his successes in an empty classroom. I didn't stop reading.
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Max Bush, Sr reviewed on March 14, 2015

I came from the documentary short, and I'm so glad I got to read this book. Big thanks to Wife for writing this. Big thanks to Team Ben for being such a wonderful part of the smash community.
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TheOriginalCow reviewed on Feb. 24, 2015

Fantastic book for anyone wanting to know more about professional Super smash bros. Mr. Fabiszak (nicknamed "Wife") has a real talent for speaking and writing that is completely conveyed.

I love how personable wife is in this book. He also does a great job simplifying some of the complicated aspects and terms of meele. Great book!
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EnigmaticScarecrow reviewed on Sep. 21, 2014

Once I got the book, I read it all the way through, and while that not seem like much, for someone with ADHD like me, it is. You can really feel passion behind the many different stories, and Chris is just a natural at wording things. Listen to him talk on the Smash documentary, he definitely has a talent, so it doesn't surprise me that this Smash enthusiast loved his book.
(review of free book)
Cole Miller reviewed on June 19, 2014

As a spectator of professional smash for multiple years this helped me get a insider view to the ways of a pro smasher.
(review of free book)
BJ Wanlund reviewed on Jan. 27, 2014

Being a casual Smash Bros. player, and most especially Melee (as I thought Brawl changed too much for its own good), I was totally enthralled by Mr. Fabiszak's speaking voice when he was being interviewed for The Smash Brothers, a documentary series about the rise and fall and re-rise of competitive Super Smash Brothers Melee.

Then I come to find out that he has actually written a book, and I was totally impressed. To be perfectly honest, Mr. Fabiszak has a wonderful way with words and this book takes that to the next level.

Five stars isn't nearly enough praise for this fabulous book that blends both happy and awesome with sad and unbelievably tragic. Good luck on your future endeavors, sir, and hopefully your Peach and my Marth will eventually collide. I know I'll get my butt kicked, but I'm okay with that.
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