For most people, playing video games is nothing more than a hobby, and the adage of “do what you love” just doesn’t seem to apply to gaming for a living.
Unless you’re someone like Justin Wong.
Wong has spent the last 15 years traveling the world playing Street Fighter and other fighting video games professionally, competing in tournaments and becoming one of the most well-known figures in the fighting game community.
Wong will be in Canada this weekend for the Enthusiast Gaming Live event in Toronto, where competitive gamers from across the country and the world will be competing for prize money. Tournaments range from games like League of Legends and Counter Strike, to fighting games (Wong’s specialty) like the latest Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat games,. There are a dozen different fighting games to pick from in total.
While the prize money will certainly draw some, for a lot of players, the real appeal is playing in front of the crowds and showcasing your gaming prowess to theRead More »from What it's like to play Street Fighter for a living