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In the Season β10 elections, Games received Noise-Cancelling Headphones, becoming Soundproof. (The Headphones would later be lost, along with all other Discipline Era items across the league, at the beginning of Season β15.)
During the Season β20 elections, Games retreated to the Shoe Thieves' Shadows in exchange for Richardson Games as a result of the Shoe Thieves' Swap will, resulting in a combined 10.1 → 10.8 stat increase.
The remainder of this article contains lore created collaboratively by the Blaseball community.
Radiocarbon dating indicates that Games was born sometime in the Anteumperial Epoch, and almost immediately turned to a life of larceny. After building a successful career as Charleston's best-dressed footwear liberator, he set his sights on the ultimate heist: the large stockpiles of blaseball shoes held by the teams. As part of his plan, he (and others) formed the Shoe Thieves as a front organization, using connections made through his husband to gain a foothold into the blaseball world. The team surprised everyone, themselves included, by being somewhat competent blaseball players.
Also known as the "Big Games Hunter", Games is considered to be one of the Shoe Thieves' most valuable pitchers, displaying this value by pitching in a full three-piece seersucker suit. Games has a flair for the dramatic, and as such allows runs early in games to create tension in the later innings. Every run is intentional.
Games has a reputation for getting outs not by striking out opposing batters but by coaxing them into swinging at pitches that produce easy fielding outs for his teammates. Even experienced batters well known for their plate discipline may be neutralized with this tactic. Games's long time rival and former teammate Workman Gloom said of his pitching style:
The worst thing about batting against Corn is that you really oughta know better. Every time you walk up saying to yourself this time I'm gonna just stand there and take the walk, and every time you tell yourself that this time is different and he's made a mistake and you can get a decent hit off him. And every time, he makes a fool of you. I've known that man longer than almost anyone and somehow, I'm still falling for it, after all these years.
Some cigarette cards have been discovered that appear to depict Games pitching for Charleston as early as 1887, well before the Internet League was established. It is unclear what implications this might have for the history of the game, reality, or Cornelius himself.
Prior to joining Internet League Blaseball, Cornelius Games met former New York Millennials player Richardson Games at a fashion show. The two bonded over their love of designer suits, vintage footwear, and other clothing, and were soon wed. Cornelius and Richardson Games are both notoriously private, and do not often talk about their marriage. Regardless, a few more details can be gathered.
The Games’ famously hot and cold relationship has been apparently on the rocks since shortly after Cornelius founded the Shoe Thieves. In recent seasons the couple has been spotted publicly interacting more, although it is unclear if this new civility will lead to meaningful reconciliation
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Games specializes in stealing tuxedo shoes. Unlike most of the Shoe Thieves, Games proudly wears and flaunts his pilfered footwear. To combat theft of said kicks by his fellow teammates, Games wears multiple shoes nested inside of one another like a Matroyshka doll.
The following song is about Cornelius Games:
Mini-Blaseballer by @HetreaSky
Cornelius and Richardson by @solphy
Cornelius tarot card by @TheSunshinydayz
Cornelius during season 1 by @frobutch