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1. A computer gamer that competes in the official tournaments of the Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL).

2. The term is sometimes used to define a person that competes in computer game tournaments for cash prizes.

3. A registered trademark of the parent company of the CPL.
- fatality is the league's top cyberathlete
by angel October 06, 2003
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1. One who spends much time on internet games

2. an oxymoron
The nerd tries to justify his social shortcomings by declaring himself a cyber athlete, making him more 1337
by El Zoido August 30, 2004
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One who plays games on a computer as a sport.
by Cactuar December 21, 2002
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Someone with such exceptional skills at computer games that they are considered a professional, competes in tournaments for great sums of money, and may represent his/her country in some sort of Multiplayer Olympics. Athlete is used in its broadest possible term here, as they are not known for their physical strength or ability. May possibly be referred to in the near future as "CyberAthl33t".
"That guy is a athlete? Are you sure, he looks like a nerd, only somehow even geekier!?"

"Yes, I am an athlete. I play games, which somehow counts as a sport and physical recreation, even thought the most exercise I get is opening soft drinks and periodically scratching my ass."

Nerd: My hero!
Normal Person: Since when is Counter Strike a sport?
Professional Athlete: Cyber what?
by Digital Messiah August 22, 2003
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An oxymoron to no end. An athlete is one who participates in a physical sport.

Games are exactly the opposite, you fucking losers. Get a life.
Get off of your fucking ass and stop trying to use excuses to call yourself an athlete.
by whatever August 22, 2003
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a computer freak who has spent 8 hours a day or more getting good at a computer game. They can then compete for money in competitions held around the world.
All of the cyberathletes brought their own computers to the event.
by jay_121985 August 17, 2003
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n. One who takes part in competetive computer or console gaming.
Fatal1ty is the highest paid cyberathete in the world!
by Aaron August 22, 2003
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