The Swedish Girls of Gaming

The Swedish Girls of Gaming

According to a well-earned stereotype, the most attractive women in the world hail from the Land of Lingonberries, a nation so genetically blessed it has given us Ingrid Bergman, Ann-Margret, Greta Garbo and the Swedish Bikini Team. Now add to that long, lusty list Les Seules (The Outsiders), a cadre of improbably gorgeous professional Swedish video gamers. Earlier this year the squad of seven entered the 2004 Electronic Sports World Cup 2004 in Paris—and, well, lost. However, they did crush Brazil and the U.S., to become the official Counter-Strike World Champions of the Sync office. “Unfortunately, guys in Sweden don’t take us seriously as sparring partners … yet,” notes team member Louise Thomsen. Their loss is our gain. We happily traveled to Stockholm to meet these grenade-launching bombshells—and get our virtual asses handed to us.

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Copyright © 2004 Ziff Davis Media Inc. All Rights Reserved. Originally appearing in Sync.