A 14-year-old boy has revealed how he earned $200,000 playing the video game Fortnite.
Griffin Spikoski, 14, hit the big time about nine months ago, when he uploaded a video of himself beating a well-known Fortnite gamer to YouTube, garnering 7.5 million views.
The teen spends eight hours a day playing Fortnight on weekdays, after taking online high school courses, WABC-TV reported.
On weekends, he plays the video game as much as 18 hours a day, which even he confesses is too much.
‘It’s kind of like my job,’ Griffin explained.
Griffin has become a celebrity of sorts due to his YouTube channel, which has more than 1 million subscribers.
Viewers tune in to watch the young gamer, who goes by the name Sceptic, compete in the online battle royale game.
Money has rolled in from subscriber donations, online ads and sponsorship deals.
‘I want parents to know that, you know, if their kids do enjoy playing games and they have a passion for it and they’re really good at it, they should treat it as any other sport,’ Griffin’s father Chris Spikoski said.
Griffin says he plans to save the money he’s made, and someday spend it on college or a house.
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