China just got some good old American competition.

The N.C. State student newspaper is reporting on a local business that has set up shop near their campus. Instead of selling college staples like junk food or "tobacco pipes," however, they're selling a friendly neighborhood power-leveling service for World of Warcraft. It's amusing that almost every student quoted in the story thinks it's a silly business.

There's a new business set to open Thursday on Hillsborough Street, but this one doesn't sell food, books or print cartridges.

Only seven people work there and looking through the door, pedestrians can see nothing but a dark, carpeted staircase. Customers can spend hundreds of dollars and walk out empty-handed. It will struggle to compete with the Chinese and it strives to obscure its dealings and protect the identity of its clients.

It's called The Unknown Gamer, and although it was founded in April 2006, it has until now operated only on the Internet.

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Last Updated: Mar 29, 2016