Eight-year-old Joseph Deen is about to become one of the youngest esports players in the world. Joseph, who is now known as 33 Gosu, is joining Team 33.
Of course it's Fortnite haha.
My thoughts exactly. :)
I rather he read classic books and learned a new language.
Nothing is stopping him from continuing studying or learning even though he does this, and is highly encouraged among youth talents.
So been able to play fortnite is a talent lol
@ssj27 He was signed to an eSports team, which is a talent based agency... So yes, playing games at a high profitable level that can garner the prospect of winning tournaments for cash prized is in fact a talent. As to if the kid ACTUALLY is worth the money, or if he can preform under pressure of tournament stadium play is yet to be seen I guess.
Esport teams don't recruit people based on their ability though, it's marketability. Good luck to him though.
Up to his parents to guide him on what he does until he makes his own choices. If the kid is a happy one then really that’s all that matters. Just my opinion.
I'd be one proud ass dad if this was my kid!
Armchair parenting. As if we know how educated he is or how he performs in education in addition to his gaming skills.
Lol they are one of the most annoying self-righteous people. They speak as if they are the parental authority on how to raise a child
From my observations, most people who are really good at games are also very smart.
So you wouldn't nurture your kids talents and instead force your ideas onto them. The kid just made 33k, if that's not a legit practice i don't know what is. He's making money doing what he likes, that's all i would want for my kid.
Are you telling me you don't or won't influence your children with your values? One thing is for certain, if this kid fails at life because he thinks he's a bigshot video game star , who are they going to blame ? I see it on N4G all the time ... " blame the parents " .
Yeah but this is the age of the internet kids hell in 20 years wars will be played out on screens with avatars as none of the young ones would have the skills or balls to do real battle haha .
You're telling me it would be a bad thing if wars were fought digitally, instead of people dying?
He can do both.
Lucky my nephew is around his age and spends hours at the skate park with his scooter but he does play the game some time but he rather be outdoors.
Very lucky. Your nephew does what he likes and so does this kid.
I guess if your 8 years old nephew likes to chain smoke cigarettes you would say: "he is happy so I'm lucky"
It's weird that you consider yourself lucky for that. Both indoors and outdoors are awesome.
And this kid can do all of that and has more money than your nephew to boot.
So glad I didn't grow up on Fortnite, but I guess good for the kid
I'm so glad I didn't grow up in the age of social media. I was grown long before all this crap. Am I an actual boomer? No. Do I mind being called one? Nope.
Sheesh. The comments here are such edgelord material. Sound like the adults who wanted to ban rock music in the 60s.
I still think the 80s and 90s were the best time to grow up in, the 00s were okay too.
Lucky kid I wonder if his parents will show him the right way to spend the money and save the money. Just hope he doesn't have asshole parents that spend the money behind his back.
This is my biggest concern.
hopefully his parents are doing okay money wise and save his money for college or a bank account for when he turns 18
Most people are financially illiterate, I wouldn't be surprised if the money gets wasted, whether it's the parents or the kid.
Yowie wowie! I was a paperboy sub :/
So you mean his parents just got $33k
They'll milk the kid til he gets bored and move on. I'm hoping that isn't the case but people can be very irresponsible even more so with kids
All I hope for the kid is his parents help him stay away from any comment section so he doesnt have to go through the unavoidable hate that people will throw his way.
That’s impressive! So young and accomplished what so many try for years and years without making the cut. I see the typical Fortnite joke but the joke is on them. It’s one of the biggest most popular competitive games for good reason. Best of luck to him.
Not a talent. Unless the kid can beat most on FIFA, CoD, Battlefield NBA, Super Smash Bros, Peggle 2 in multiplayer, well, more or less be awesome in any freaking multiplayer game out there. If you can do that, then you are talented. Otherwise you are just really good at that one particular game, which is cool but I would not call that talent.
Some of you lot seem to be kinda jealous that this kid is doing well. It's not hard to wish him well lol
Haha, I did not hate on the kid. But making money does not mean you are talented, or playing a video game for that matter. You wanna call it talent? Then you better be awesome at FIFA, then change to Fortnite and be awesome, then change to Battlefield and be awesome, then change to Mortal Kombat and be awesome, you get the jist. I am really really awesome at Little Big Planet, but would not call it a talent ;)
Not bad, kid.
Is this kid jewish or something? Seems like a publicity stunt to me.
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