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Submitted by -Mezzo- 659d ago | interview

Ask a Pro-Gamer - Zak Tallis on being paid to win

OXM - Professional gaming is subject to many preconceptions - and as Aoife discovered during her stint at a recent Call of Duty tournament in Los Angeles, many of those preconceptions are grossly unfair. Often dismissed as a nerdy backwater pursuit, pro-gaming is, on the contrary, a bustling and prosperous sporting culture that demands every bit as much commitment and focus as a "real-world" sport. As part of Turtle Beach's "Britain's Got Gamers" competition to support emerging pro-gamer talent, OXM spoke to eSportsman Zak Tallis (aka "Riddlez") about how he got started, key titles and the industry at large. (Culture, Zak Tallis)

dirigiblebill  +   659d ago
Don't understand the appeal, frankly. There's no better way to kill enthusiasm for something than making it your livelihood.

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