Gaming academy for millionaire hopefuls
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Esports: Trying to make millions through video gaming

Esports has an estimated global audience of 200 million people, and this year it's set to surpass $1bn in revenue according to a report by analytics company Newzoo.

Professional esports organisation Fnatic has set up a new academy for students hoping to become the next top-earning gamer.

Matthew Coombs and Thomas Willis are academy players on the League of Legends team.

Thomas says full-time gaming involves "a lot of hard work and sacrifice".

"One of the things people say that annoys me the most is: 'You're really lucky to be able to do something that you like.'"

"I usually actually end up working longer hours than they do."

Listen to more about the rise of esports on Radio 4.

  • 14 Jul 2019
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