How To Make Money Playing Video Games

Gamers have spent an estimated $135 billion on games in 2018, according to Newzoo. But it isn’t just the big-name gaming companies that are making tons of cash — the gamers are, too. Gaming enthusiasts have turned playing video games into a full-time job that can earn some of them millions of dollars before age 30. Watch the video above to see how gamers make money. Generally speaking there are two big ways that gamers can make money: esports and live streaming. In the former category, twenty-eight year old Ho Kun Xian started gaming as a young boy. He came from a poor family who managed to spare him $2 to spend on video arcades whenever he went. There he began to master the art of fighting games. Years later, he turned pro, earning thousands of dollars in prize money as a gamer. Xia

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Twitch CEO Emmett Shear: We’re Continuing To Double-Down On Gaming | CNBC

Twitch CEO Emmett Shear discusses why Amazon’s acquisition of the company is beneficial for everyone and the future for both gaming and non-gaming content on the platform. He also answers questions submitted by pro-gamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins. » Subscribe to CNBC: About CNBC: From ‘Wall Street’ to ‘Main Street’ to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: Find CNBC News on Facebook: Follow CNBC News on Twitter: Follow CNBC News on Google+: Follow CNBC News on Instagram: T

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