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The life of a professional gamer

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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.

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Last Updated: March 4, 2013


  1. Trevor Davies

    March 4, 2013 at 15:14

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


    • Eric Viljoen

      March 4, 2013 at 15:40

      Well thay ah Australihan


  2. Sir Captain Rincethis

    March 4, 2013 at 15:56

    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

      March 4, 2013 at 16:41

      it would be a good life indeed…..


    • Gavin Mannion

      March 4, 2013 at 19:52

      Such a country does not exist


      • Sir Captain Rincethis

        March 4, 2013 at 20:05

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


  3. Kobus Nel

    March 5, 2013 at 12:57

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


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