Johnathan Wendel's blue eyes stare raptly at the computer screen, his long, thin fingers gliding the mouse side to side as he moves through dark corridors of a video game where a lethal opponent lurks.
If you deign to think of video games as simply a childish pastime, consider this professional game player. He collects a six-figure salary, has his own brand of gaming merchandise and travels the world to compete — regarded by those in the know as one of the most gifted players of his kind.
"It's fun to play games for a living," says Wendel. "Getting up every day is very easy."
November 20, 2005
Kid Makes Over $100,000 a Year Playing Video Games
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