Ten Ton Hammer Video of the Day

Evil Geniuses indeed.

League of Legends
, Dota 2, Major League Gaming, and many others have ensured that the age of eSports is most definitely upon us with the increasing popularity of their competitive events. And with the growing popularity of competitive gaming has come the rise of a new kind of athlete, maybe even a hero or star to some. They’re not your typical big sport athletes. They’re just normal gamers with exceptional skills. And now they're doing something that many people once thought would be impossible.

When I was growing up, my parents were always fond of telling me that nobody ever made a living by playing video games. Many times I heard this as did many of my friends. At the time, they were probably right. But in this day and age, playing video games can be a great way to make a living...if you’re good enough. And that is the subject of a new documentary set to air this weekend titled “Rise of the eSports Hero.” The new documentary from Landrock Entertainment explores the sub-culture of pro-gaming with NA eSports team Evil Geniuses as they tour the world and compete for fame and fortune.

The documentary is currently undergoing its final edits for its debut this weekend, but you can get a peek at it in today's video.

Rise of the eSports Hero
is scheduled to air on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 8:00pm ET across Global TV in Canada. So if you don’t happen to live there, you may have to wait a while longer.

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

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