When it comes to fun activities that I pursue to escape the daily grind, gaming is right up there with watching movies. Video games are immersive, engaging and fucking challenging yet rewarding when you hit those achievements. But as much as I love playing, I don’t know if I could rely on my quick reflexes and button-mashing skills to earn a paycheque. Maybe, if my mom wasn’t so into getting me to play outside and make friends when I was a kid, perhaps I’d be able to get rich now, but instead, I write. Thanks, mom.
Unsurprisingly, the video game industry is now one of the most successful entertainment businesses in the world, and has turned skilled gamers into professional e-gaming athletes, with multi-million dollar prizes and sponsorships.
These guys, are living the dream.