VIDEO GAMES AND SPORTS

With the popularity of video games rapidly growing across the USA, there is soon to be a new category of people that will need agents. Video game tournaments are starting to have very high stakes, with purses exceeding $100,000. 60 minutes ran a story on Johnathon Wendel, who they claim is the best video gamer in the world. He already has a marketing agent. Through his various endorsements and numerous products, his agent claims that he will make “millions of dollars”. That is a ton of money for something that most people just view as a hobby. They even mention a 7 year old boy who is being “scouted” after winning a tournament against many adults. While one may view this as a weird hobby to need an agent, if the market for video games keep progressing, agents can yield a high return on there “investments”.