Esports has an estimated world viewers of 200 million individuals, and this yr it is set to surpass $1bn in income in accordance to a report by analytics firm Newzoo.
Professional Esports organisation Fnatic has arrange a brand new academy for college kids hoping to change into the subsequent top-earning gamer.
Thomas Willis is an academy participant on the League of Legends workforce who says full-time gaming entails “a lot of hard work and sacrifice”.
“One of the things people say that annoys me the most is: ‘you’re really lucky to be able to do something that you like,'” Thomas informed us.
“I usually actually end up working longer hours than they do.”
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