If you think your kids spend too much time on video games on their PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, PC or PSP (Playstation Portable), then you may have cause, but do not worry. Before you tell your child to put the game remote and pick up a textbook, it is necessary to take into account this fact; We have a professional video game circuit with professional gamers who earn thousands, even millions of dollars.
South Korea has a genuine passion for playing video games. This video game obsessed nation. Events of electronic games in this country can draw up to 100,000 spectators at one event. Their cyber-athletes make hundreds of thousands of dollars playing in tournaments that translyayutstsa across the country. Some of them are so popular that they can not get out to the public without security agencies to protect them from the delight of fans. They even found movie stars and become the face on the covers of newspapers and magazines.
Recently the stadium Zhamsil indoor tournament held electronic games in Seoul, South Korea. This event was the equivalent of our Superbowl. Playing for the event was the "StarCraft", a web-based game that is played on a PC. This event was carried out on national television and broadcast on the Internet. Viewers 1.78 million viewers, who viewed it on television and the Internet, were glued to the places, watching the unfolding events of the day. They came to see, as the most popular gamer in their country struts his stuff.
It is called Lim Yo-hwan, he is 27 years old and he – Mick Jagger of e-sports in South Korea. This young man has made a name for himself playing "StarCraft", the only game that matters in the circuit of video games in this country. His fans wanted him to be treated on the show, and he was winning easily the competition will receive a prize home in the amount of 20 000 dollars. Lim Yo Hwan has won many similar events in recent years, and it has put its profit in the six-year category. Nice to play video games.
The US also has a cyber athletes Superstar, which is very good money on electronic gaming schemes. The brightest star in this country & # 39 is a 26-year-old man named Jonathan Wendel, otherwise known to his supporters as the Fatal1ty (his name on the screen). He lives in Kansas City, Missouri, but his reputation lives all over the world.
Zhonnatan became a professional gamer at the age of 19 years, and over the last seven years, he has won 41 major tournament for video games on the electronic sports. He has won more competitions electronic games than anyone else in America. Zhonnatan also very financially trying to win more than 450 thousand dollars in prize money.
Zhonnatan Wendel has traveled the world playing tournaments in video games. To date, he has played on every continent except Antarctica. These tournaments were held in a very interesting, unique and famous locations, including the Great Wall and the Moscow Red Square, so the idea of spending a day in Antarctica may not be so far-fetched.
Wherever there is Jonathan, his pile of fans who just love the way he plays video games. All his expenses are paid when he travels and lives like a rock star. At the world championships in five different video games Jonathan most in his sport is considered the best in the world. No other gamer does not even come close to the harmonization of its achievements.
In November 2006, Jonathan Wendel defeated his biggest nemedyyu and won the world championship in his fifth video ( "PainKiller"), and at the same time took home a prize check for $ 150 000. He defeated the reigning world champion in this game, 20-year-old man from the Netherlands, which takes place on Vo0 screen.
Zhonnatan every day becomes more and more popular, as it continues to shine as a superstar in the world of professional gamers. He is forced to reckon with in the professional league kiberatletav. He recently launched a line of products "Fatal1ty", which include such tabs as mouse pads, headsets and keyboards that are made specifically for playing video games. With him running a marketing guru named Mark Uolden and both expect to make millions of dollars selling these products to gamers around the world.
It is planned that this year, the video game industry is $ 30 billion. In the video games and consoles for products like Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PSP. This is a huge amount of money, which is more than twice a year in conjunction NBA, NFL and Major League Baseball. With so much money involved and hundreds of millions of people who play video games in the world, and the sport of professional video game begins to attract major advertising sponsors and merchandayzingavyh companies.
Professional video game is not just children who spend their time spending endless hours playing video games. Many of them managed to turn a hobby into a profitable car & # 39; career. These days gamers who travel the world (all expenses paid) and live like a rock star, do the hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars.
So next time you think your child spends too much time playing Nintendo Wii games, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC or PSP, you should not worry too much. If they show a higher average interest in the sport of electronic games, try not to stop them from playing video games. Important for you to realize that they can not just play games when they sit down in front of a TV or computer, they can also train to become a world famous millionaire cyber athletes.