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Competitive Gaming Hits the Mainstream 78

thegamebiz writes "Amped eSports has a recap of the 60 minutes segment profiling gaming icon Jonathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel, while also providing commentary on the effect it could have on the business as a whole. From the article: 'As millions of Americans sat with eyes affixed to their televisions during the second week of the NFL playoffs, a different type of sport was being birthed into the public spotlight merely a channel away ... It's time to wake up, America. eSports has hit the spotlight and with it comes the realization of a dream that has existed in the mind of every child since Fred Savage took his brother to California for a Nintendo tournament in The Wizard. Professional Gamer is now a valid career path.'"
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Competitive Gaming Hits the Mainstream

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  • Re:Hahah. (Score:5, Funny)

    by servognome ( 738846 ) on Monday January 23, 2006 @06:10PM (#14544108)
    How many people have made professional gaming an actual career? I don't mean 2 years of income. I mean at least 10 years of steady income.

    It's not about the money man... It's about the chicks... errr the fame... err the free Mountain Dew sponsorship deals, that's it.

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