Can video games be con­sid­ered a pro­fes­sional sport?

HWM (Singapore) - - Trends - BY HURRAIRAH BIN SO­HAIL

The stereo­typ­i­cal im­age of a gamer is that of a so­cially in­ept, over­weight in­di­vid­ual suf­fer­ing from acne and a dun­geon tan, liv­ing in some base­ment. ‘Ath­lete’ is not go­ing to be the first word peo­ple as­so­ciate with video game en­thu­si­asts.

But the rise of e-sports across the globe may change that per­cep­tion and be­com­ing a pro­fes­sional gamer might be­come a lu­cra­tive ca­reer sooner that you think. Even today there is money to be made and in­ter­na­tional fame to be won for elite gamers.

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