Paid to Play

Paid to Play

Avid "Halo" gamer has won more than $250,000 in tournament play.
(WIS)  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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