Young people earn millions of pounds a week playing computer games like Fortnite Professional – and Benjy “Benjyfishy” 15 year old London Fish is already among the best in the world.
Middlesex's shy school boy has already won £ 25k in competitions since turning our pro in February and has just guaranteed £ 50k himself by qualifying for the July Fortnite World Cup in New York with a prize pot of more than £ 23 million.
Below, Benjy – with 147k YouTube followers and another 118k on the Twitch streaming website – reveals how his incredible eSports career has come to an end.
When my mother suggested that I was giving the best to school earlier this year to play computer games full time, I couldn't believe my ears.
I had always dreamed of being a professional e-sports worker since I was about 13 years old.
Choosing Call of Duty on the Xbox was my game of choice since about seven years after my older brother, Charles, took me into it.
But in the past year, so I've gone into Fortnite – and have played my way up to be one of the best in the world.
My mother didn't think I was all that good at the start until I woke up in the middle of the night to say I had won £ 10,000 in an online competition against the best players in Europe.
That's when things started to resign and I was signed as a professional by the computer games NRG eSports – one of the best e-Sport teams around.
Up to that point, I was (worst) juggling going to school with playing Fortnite in the early hours seven days a week.
In the end I had gone to the class after having just a couple of hours of sleep and being almost lost with your mind.
After winning £ 10k, I tied it to my friends and immediately went around the whole school and everyone came up with me asking for it.
The teachers couldn't believe it. My music teacher, Mr Smith, had been told that I was already winning more than most of the school staff!
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Fortunately, at that point my mother saw that I actually had the opportunity to do it as a pro-sport and I suggested that I turned to the home-school at the end of the Easter term.
Now I can play until 4am and pick up at 2pm in the afternoon. In this way, I can focus on gambling as a full-time career.
Tutors visit me later in the day to fit in with my GCSE work, which I want to share over three years rather than the usual two.
Certainly, leaving school was the best thing for me and a few weeks later, I gained qualifications for the Fortnite World Cup in New York. Getting there has guaranteed me £ 50,000 of prize money – but there is £ 23 million to win which is mad.
I'm in the finals for the solos and duets (double version of the game), which means if I want to win both, I'd take around £ 4 million home t – that's mad. I think £ 10,000 is a lot of money so I can't get my head around how big that money could be.
But my mother Anne keeps my feet on the ground and acts as my manager.
I don't know what I've bought myself but I loved buying a house for my mum and I. t
My father died of cancer when I was just eight months old and we became homeless and have been renting ever since. Where we could call ourselves would be great.
We currently live on a small island and I don't think that this broadband cycle can keep pace with the number of people around the world who want to watch me play.
The other Sunday night I played Fortnite with my partner, Mr Savage online, and over 50,000 people watched.
Playing in my bedroom is one thing but the New York World Cup will be a new experience, with the eyes of the world on me – not to mention the 23,000 people in the arena watching our live.
But I can't wait and definitely recommend trying to pursue a career as a pro-gamer for other young people if they're good enough.
Just fingers crossed your mother who is so intelligent with me and lets you finge off the school!