Why a young trader quit to play video games - and it ended well

Young Guns

How a 'crazy' move ended up being his best ever trade.

When Ben Wu graduated from college in 2009, many young people couldn't even get a job. But the biomedical engineering major landed a coveted spot at a trading firm in Chicago.

CCN reports he found the work fast paced and it paid well, but something was missing. He asked for some time off in 2012. He quit a week later to become a full-time video game player.

What seemed like a crazy move at the time has turned out to be one of Wu's best trades. He is now at the forefront of the 'eSports' movement, which is bringing video game tournaments to the mainstream, similar to what happened with poker.

'Some say that gaming is what children or teens do, as if it's a dirty thing,' Wu told CNNMoney. 'But it's very dynamic. It requires teamwork, thinking out of the box and being creative. It's an outlet to develop your brain.'

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