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6 People Who Make a Living Playing Video Games, Mom


Video games are a huge industry these days. It’s not just for burnout 30-year-olds who still live with their parents, seriously! There’s tons of cool people online who get recognized for their gaming skills and then get paid to do it for real. I’m not making this stuff up. I even made a list to prove it. Here are just 6 examples of the many people out in the world who make a living playing video games, mom.

6 – Bugha

Mom, have you heard of Bugha? He was in the news recently. He just won $3 million playing Fortnite. $3 million! That’s way more money than I could make with an accounting degree or whatever you wanted me to go to school for. When I said Fortnite is homework, this is exactly what I was talking about.

5 – Alpharad

This other guy Alpharad just chills with his boys and plays Smash all day and he has like 1.5 million YouTube subscribers. That means he probably makes like $10,000 a video! As soon as I figure out how to get my stream set up running I’m going to be just like him. By the way, can I borrow $100 for a new graphics card? I promise it’s a good investment.

4 – Ninja

Ninja got to play Fortnite with Drake, Mom, which you’d know is the coolest thing ever if you ever bothered to try and understand the music that I like. Do you think going to community college so I can work at a State Farm or some shit is going to get me any closer to meeting Drake? I don’t think so.

3 – Lewis from the Yogscast 

It’s like Lewis just runs his own company, but other people do all the business shit and the hard work, and he just gets to play video games with his friends all day. I bet they don’t teach that in college. 

2 – Videogame Dunkey

Listen, Mom, I don’t know what you’ve heard, but this guy pretty much invented the Let’s Play format. He just hangs out, plays video games, doesn’t go to a boring job, and money pours in. There’s no other work involved! 

1 – PewDiePie

Of all the streamers, PewDiePie is — no, mom, stop. I know what he said, that’s not the point.

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