Paid To Play

Paid To Play

Avid "Halo" gamer has won more than $250,000 in tournament play.
Justin Deese gets paid to play video games.

He began playing Microsoft's "Halo", the hit first person shooter and alien massacre extravaganza, when he was 14-years-old. Over time, he got good at the game. Really good.

"It's definitely a weird experience," said Justin. "It's weird to want to get better at a video game and be the best at it. I eventually got to the point where I was really good, but can I be the best?"

Over the past few years, Justin has been to around 40 different tournaments. He won his biggest purse, $75,000 and a second place finish at the World Halo Championships, just a few weeks ago.

In all, the 20-year-old student has made around $250,000 playing the video game competitively.

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