Is Professional Videogaming a Viable Career Path?

Over the next three years, David Walsh, aka "Walshy," will make at least $250,000 playing videogames. A recent addition to Major League Gaming's competitive roster, Walshy also stands to make an additional $10,000 per tournament win, not to mention extra cash through product endorsement. Barely in his twenties, Walshy brags that he now makes more money than his parents.

Nice work--if you can get it. But for most videogamers, becoming a tournament player is about as likely as joining the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers. Nevertheless, thousands of people do make a living--or at least some spare cash--playing videogames. If you're serious about play for pay, there's probably a way to make it happen.

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