Wiimbledon Takes Over NYC!

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Over the weekend (or shall I say "Wii-kend" -- heh heh), the first-ever Wiimbledon Wii tennis tournament was held at Brooklyn's Barcade. The first 128 people to sign up were eligible to participate, and after 5 hours and several rounds, Brooklynite Russ Yagoda (who was dressed as Luigi) took the top prize: a Wii console. But he wasn't the only one to win a Wii; there was also a costume contest and the guy in the bear suit won hands down. Hit the jump to see more photos (with captions, of course) of the crazy event...

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The map of the place. (Yes, there were six Wiis!)

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A packed bar before noon with beer-drinking and Wii-playing all around. An excellent way to start the day!

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The center court: a lopsided Samsung on a pool table with the sensor bar taped to the top. Classy!

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Before I made fun of the lopsided Samsung on the pool table... Yeah, I think this is worse.

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Wiimbledon co-founders Lane Buschel and Steve Bryant.

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ABC News was there. The guy hitting people with the giant boom mic gave them away.

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I have no idea what's happening here.

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Luigi after his winning shot. It was apparently the greatest moment of his life.

Photo Credit: Jesse Angelo