Not too long ago, the thought of a career in video games was nothing more than an irrational teenage fantasy.
However, the explosion of gamer community Twitch and ESPN’s entry into competitive esports has sent a signal that video games are more than just a hobby for many. One such example is Tim MacRae, a dad from Charlotte. At the urging of his online fans, he made a huge leap of faith and left his IT day job to make playing video games his full-time job.
The Charlotte Observer has an in-depth profile of this dramatic career shift.