Video games have recently became very popular, and even mainstream.
Once a domain of nerds mostly, people proudly introduce themselves as “gamers” nowadays.

Everyone seems to want to be a part of the industry — between major companies sponsor the best of gamers or competitions and influencers showing off their skills on stream, gaming is being celebrated.

Tournaments of various competitive games (“eSports”) offer some of the largest prize pools ever seen ($33 million for Dota 2’s “The International 9” or $30.4 million for Fortnite’s “World Cup Finals”).

One might wonder what exactly is the catalyst behind such a massive…

Lior Zisman

Software Engineer at Google. I talk about life defining decisions.

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