Whileprofessional video gamers may still struggle to be thought of as
athletes by the general public, they're starting to see paydays that are
on par with some of today's sports stars.
Major League Gaming, the largest of the so-called eSports gaming leagues,
wrapped up its 2010 season Sunday, handing out some $700,000 in prizes
to joystick jockeys.
With that kind of money at stake, this is more than a trash-talking
tournament among friends. Teams practice year-round to prepare - with
some players making this a full-time job.
Team Final Boss was the big winner in this year's finals, narrowly beating Team Instinct in "Halo 3" for a $100,000 purse and the title of MLG League Champions. (BothRead More »from Video game champs share over $700,000 in prizes