Can video gamers actually make money from broadcasting themselves playing? While most streamers and professional eSports players shroud their earnings, a handful of streamers are fairly transparent about their streaming income.
In the video game industry, streaming capabilities gave rise to a new category of sporting events -- professional video game competitions. Esports is a million-dollar industry with millions of vocal fans worldwide and is quickly becoming the fastest-growing and most-viewed sport in the U.S.
The only wall standing in the way of eSports growth is a fictional one -- a wall that says gamers are not athletes, gaming is not a profession and being a fan of a professional video game team is weird. Well, most gamers are weird.