Probably, many boys would dream of playing video games instead of school. However, parents always say that video games are a waste of time, which only prevents them from getting a good education. But 15-year-old Briton Benji Fish was allowed by his mother to drop out of school in order to play on the computer.
Fish has been playing Call of Duty or Fortnite since he was very young. He could spend the whole night at a computer or a set-top box, and then sleep off in class. Soon the boy began to take part in online games and earn decent money.
One night he woke up his mother with a message that he had won 10 thousand pounds. Over time, such victories became very frequent. Even teachers noted that Fish earns more than the entire school’s teaching staff combined.
In the Fortnite game, Benji reached the biggest peaks, becoming the winner of the world championship. The teenager was invited to one of the strongest cyber teams. The question arose: school or esports. The boy’s mother advised him to drop out of school. More precisely, go to home schooling. Now Fish is studying with tutors.
At the age of 15, together with his teammate Benji won 100 thousand dollars at one of the competitions. In the gaming community, Fish is called one of the most promising gamers. The boy was able to qualify for the cyber tournament, where the prize fund is 23 million pounds.