Gorilla om FIFA eSports: "Du kan leve af det"

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Spencer "Gorilla" Ealing er en af de bedste FIFA-spillere i verden, og han vandt FIFA Interactive World Cup sidste år. Han talte for nylig med British Esports Association, og her fortalte han at FIFA eSport har ændret hans liv.

"Last year was the first time I qualified for the FIFA Interactive World Cup [which has now been renamed to the eWorld Cup] and I knew that if I had the opportunity to compete, I'd be able to show my skill at the top stage. And obviously I won. But it's changed my life massively from a competitive standpoint and also personally. It's always been a personal achievement of mine to win a world title, so it was massive for me. I always had my doubts, I've won tournaments before but not at the scale of the FIFA Interactive World Cup."

"The prize pool wasn't too bad either! So that was a nice bonus. But for me it's always been about the trophy, I've always wanted to collect the trophies. When I retire that's what I'd love to look back on. I think not for me personally. But I think the intent that's been shown with the prize pools, for a lot of pro players it just shows that you can do this for a living. I think that solidified it for me last year, to know there's progress with this. $200,000 [USD] last year and $250,000 this year... I think it's only the start and I'm looking forward to the future."

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