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Skip Towne
12-16-2007, 08:48 AM
lives in Kansas City Missouri. His name is Jonathan Wendell and he has won more than $300,000 playing in tournaments all over the world. Does anybody here play for money? (I got this info from a 60 minutes segment and I don't know how old it is)

KcMizzou
12-16-2007, 08:51 AM
I like to play games, but I actually kinda suck at them.

I only finish a fraction of the games I buy, and I never play online for fear of being humiliated by 12 year olds.

If I want to get beat by little kids, my sons are more than happy to take care of that for me.

Skip Towne
12-16-2007, 08:54 AM
They had a five year old on the show that was pretty damn good.

kstater
12-16-2007, 08:55 AM
Who in their right mind would pay someone 300k to play video games?

Skip Towne
12-16-2007, 08:57 AM
Who in their right mind would pay someone 300k to play video games?
Nobody. He won it in tournaments.

KcMizzou
12-16-2007, 08:57 AM
Who in their right mind would pay someone 300k to play video games?They compete in tournaments, have sponsors, the whole deal. I'd think it would take all the fun out of it. :shrug:

Blankey
12-16-2007, 09:07 AM
I'm pretty sure some Korean dudes have won more money playing Starcraft than Fata1ity here in the States. They're genuine celebrities over there.

luv
12-16-2007, 09:08 AM
Maybe sports should be competitions instead of jobs.

KcMizzou
12-16-2007, 09:12 AM
I'm pretty sure some Korean dudes have won more money playing Starcraft than Fata1ity here in the States. They're genuine celebrities over there.Those Koreans do love their Starcraft.

They follow those guys like we follow the NFL.

Uncle_Ted
12-16-2007, 09:25 AM
Fatal1ty (sp?) also has his own line of gaming-oriented hardware and peripherials (controllers, mice, video cards, etc.). He doesn't make millions, but still, good for him that he's able to turn his hobby into a career.

Deberg_1990
12-16-2007, 09:28 AM
They compete in tournaments, have sponsors, the whole deal. I'd think it would take all the fun out of it. :shrug:

Long before the Wii,

There was the Powerglove!!


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HC_Chief
12-16-2007, 09:46 AM
Long before the Wii,

There was the Powerglove!

LOL
"I love the PowerGlove, it's so bad."

Adept Havelock
12-16-2007, 10:40 AM
Long before the Wii,

There was the Powerglove!!


Heh. And before that, there was "Le Stick Joystick" for the Atari 2600.

Mercury switched, and impossible to use.

.

TRR
12-16-2007, 10:42 AM
LOL
"I love the PowerGlove, it's so bad."

The Wizard!

schneider221
12-16-2007, 10:47 AM
he has also been featured on an MTV show before

L.A. Chieffan
12-16-2007, 11:04 AM
Long before the Wii,

There was the Powerglove!!


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Nobody can **** with me at Rad Racer

KcMizzou
12-16-2007, 11:06 AM
Nobody can **** with me at Rad Racer
Wow... that brings back memories.

Valiant
12-16-2007, 03:20 PM
I believe he is a FPS computer game player not a video game player..

lives in Blue Springs, the Pitch had an article on him a few years ago.. I am sure he has made more then 300k since he made over that a couple years ago in the article...

Unfortunately his gaming products suck...

Fruit Ninja
12-16-2007, 04:14 PM
lives in Kansas City Missouri. His name is Jonathan Wendell and he has won more than $300,000 playing in tournaments all over the world. Does anybody here play for money? (I got this info from a 60 minutes segment and I don't know how old it is)
Playing FPS tournaments can win you big big money and endorsements and free items. People like to make fun of gamers but pro gamers make tons of money for doing something they love to do. They dont need a 9-5 job.

I am ok at games, but i am not an expert by any means. I have been a gamer since i was a kid and god willing i will game into my 70's if i am able.

wutamess
12-16-2007, 04:33 PM
phisherman gave him a blow job in the mid 90's.
He says he's played with him & his dad a coupla times.

phisherman
12-16-2007, 04:45 PM
phisherman gave him a blow job in the mid 90's.
He says he's played with him & his dad a coupla times.


i'd say that's a little bit much.

i used to work for his dad in the mid 90's.

'Hamas' Jenkins
12-16-2007, 04:46 PM
God did the Powerglove suck ass.

L.A. Chieffan
12-16-2007, 04:49 PM
God did the Powerglove suck ass.

Remember that ****ing Robot that you used when you played that shitty game Gyromite...that ****ing robot can kiss my ass