Explaining Your Pro-Gaming Career to Mom and Dad

How the world's most successful gamers broke the news to their parents.

Released on 4/7/2016

Transcript

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In the beginning my parents were
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obviously a little bit skeptic.
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At first my parents they didn't really understand.
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It's the typical parent, you know,
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want me to go outside, get some fresh air, blah blah blah.
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I dropped out of school.
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I played so much football, I was so active beforehand
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and suddenly I was just inside all the time.
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I told them, Just trust me.
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We managed to actually win my first event
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and my parents saw me on camera, I was smiling,
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they were like, Wow, maybe he really likes this game?
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We are central eastern Europe
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so if we don't have money, it's fine.
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Western Europe, America, Asians, they're like,
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Oh my God you have to be a doctor or something,
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or a lawyer or whatever, like, we don't care,
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we actually don't care.
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At some point when they realized actually
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I'm pretty good at this they kind of just let me be.
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They saw that I'd been traveling a lot
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and I'd become a much happier person.
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My dad actually he watches every other game.
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He always tells me stuff like,
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Don't play Ember, you're not good at that hero.
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It's annoying but it's nice, it's caring.