Life already a game of two halves after inheritance
Sean Mascarenhas is living the dream – the 26-year-old has bypassed a lifetime of work and bounced straight into a leisurely retirement.
Mascarenhas previously worked for the BNZ but thanks to an inheritance two years ago – he invested in Auckland property – he can spend his days refining his skills in the World of Warcraft video game, aiming to compete at a gathering of the world’s best in Ohio this month.
His team, the Gulch Trotters, will compete for a prize pool of US$250,000 (NZ$356,273).
His days are stressfree. He sleeps until 10 – ‘‘never earlier’’ – and starts video-game practice around noon, entering a fantasy universe of orcs, dwarfs, gnomes and goblins, and finishes at 10pm. He might take a two-hour lunch break and a dinner break.
Mascarenhas has been hooked on World of Warcraft since the age of 12, and sees himself playing games until he’s 60.
‘‘As long as I keep my health up, which I’m sure I will be able to, there shouldn’t be any issues.’’