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    Default $3 million prize for playing a video game !!!!




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    Yep, saw that on ESPN last night, more than a lot of big names in the actual game make in a year.

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    ...about 15 years ago. lol


    I think it's fantastic eSports is getting mainstream levels of success. Good on the kids who make it big, I'm truly happy for them.
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    My boy came up with "professional gamer" as a career choice a few years ago. As a parent I really had to dissuade this path.
    To me, it's kinda like deciding to become a professional gambler and playing Powerball relentlessly with every penny you can beg, borrow, or... find. Unless you're that top .00001%, you're just wasting time & life.

    So now he's got his MS certifications under his belt, and is coming up on his Associates.

    Hopefully the kids winning those prizes remember the people who fed/housed/clothed them during their rise to fame and repay accordingly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdbd3rd View Post
    My boy came up with "professional gamer" as a career choice a few years ago. As a parent I really had to dissuade this path.
    To me, it's kinda like deciding to become a professional gambler and playing Powerball relentlessly with every penny you can beg, borrow, or... find. Unless you're that top .00001%, you're just wasting time & life.

    So now he's got his MS certifications under his belt, and is coming up on his Associates.

    Hopefully the kids winning those prizes remember the people who fed/housed/clothed them during their rise to fame and repay accordingly.
    Agreed!

    I grew up in a country (Brazil) where be a Soccer player is a dream of all kids. But, the cruel reality is that 0.000001% is a Neymar, 1% turn to make the pros and 98% is prone to fail and live as a normal person. Sad, that many kids (and their parents) gamble in this so called "future" going far enough to not provide adequate formal education. Same thing is start to happen with eSports, is huge the success some of them make, but the hard truth is that 98% turn to be a bust.
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    When you can actually make a living playing video games.
    We only need to wait for all the 40 year olds in this game to start dying off, then it's Asheron's Call for DDO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdbd3rd View Post
    Hopefully the kids winning those prizes remember the people who fed/housed/clothed them during their rise to fame and repay accordingly.
    Sometimes I wonder whether they are even able to cook their own food, repair things, decide on clothes ... Or do they hire people for that, unable to do that ?
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