The life of a professional gamer 
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Yolanda Green
March 4, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Exile5

Now here’s something that truly gave me goosebumps. Gaming is a 60 billion dollar industry (larger than the film industry) and the fastest growing spectator sport in the world. Super talented Asians can earn up to six figures as pro gamers, except for Geoff because he hates people and multiplayer online games. I came across this really awesome short film about the life of a pro gamer this morning, and by short I mean six minutes. Check it out.

Watching this video made me realize just how much I love gaming and eSports and reminded me of why I got into it. The film follows a crucial moment in the career of Achala “Spachala” Mataraaratchi, a pro gamer playing for one of Australia’s premier eSports organizations – Exile5.

The film was created by Adam Kotek, former Exile5 member, as a part of his final work for university and made it to the top 50 at Tropfest, Australia’s most prestigious short film festival.

I like bacon and games, and occasionally I say something coherent about it. I'm not old or cynical, and I'm not the Dork Knight. I AM SHE-RA! Wait, what?

  • Trevor Davies

    I thought hating people & online multiplayer was a deathmatch made in heaven.

    • Eric Viljoen

      Well thay ah Australihan

  • Sir Captain Rincethis

    Oh, to be in a country where the idolise the gamer, where woman wantonly throw themselves at champions, where soft drink floweth, and burgers are plentiful. Cries.

    • ElNicko

      it would be a good life indeed…..

    • http://www.lazygamer.co Gavin Mannion

      Such a country does not exist

      • Sir Captain Rincethis

        Why ruin a perfectly boiling evening?I bave had dreams of this land!

  • http://twitter.com/ClericZA Kobus Nel

    Ahh… The good ol’ days of CoD4. It just went downhill from there.