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July 27, 2019

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With Dad’s support, one teen is playing ‘Fortnite’ instead of going to high school

The 49-year-old has spent more than $30,000 on state-of-the-art gaming equipment — the best computers, monitors, and keyboards money can buy. He has suspended family vacations for the foreseeable future, so as not to interfere with his son’s training.

(Thanks to Ralph)

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*SMACKS* this idiot dad. Handing off to you, nursecindy

This guy is, in essence, a sports dad trying to get his kid to the equivalent of the NFL or NBA.

Where I live, they've built an E-sports arena (no kidding) that holds thousands of spectators to watch video gamers play. It's just down the street from where the Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys play.

Since kids don't play real sports any more, this is the future of spectator sports.

Gosh, I love baseball and football, which these days puts me in geezer territory without question.

Dad just made a giant step to assure his game playing kid will be living in his basement for years to come.

Let me see if I understand this correctly: Dad spent $30,000 to KEEP the teenager in the basement? And not to get him out of his basement?

Sad.

If you want to see what these kids turn into, watch the second half of Wall-E...

I agree with MOTW. *SMACKS* Mom and Dad.

This one should definitely be filed under Apocalypse Update too.

Gamers Make 15000 an Hour

If the kid is any good, Dad could recoup his investment in about two hours...

A 16 year old won $3 million, cash, playing this game yesterday in New York. So dad spending $30,000 for a 100x ROI really isn't that bad of an investment. I wish I would have done this with Apple stock in 1983....

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