Professional, competitive video game playing—the phenomenon known as esports—has seen double digit growth for much of the past decade. With a massive following, many say it will soon become an official Olympic event. Throughout the U.S., high schools are launching competitive gaming clubs, and even some colleges are offering scholarships to top players.It’s a dream come true for professional esports players—traveling the world and paid salaries to play video games full time for a living.But as money continues to pour into the industry, the pressure on these young pros—many still in their teens—is leading to early burnout from high stress, repetitive stress injuries, and grueling practice schedules.In this episode of CBSN Originals, we follow pro esports players Doublelift (League of Legends) and Space (Overwatch) as they compete for glory, get an inside look at what it takes to be pro, and explore the risks many are taking to stay at the top.--Subscribe to the CBS News Channel HERE: http://youtube.com/cbsnewsWatch CBSN live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow CBS News on Instagram HERE: https://www.instagram.com/cbsnews/Like CBS News on Facebook HERE: http://facebook.com/cbsnewsFollow CBS News on Twitter HERE: http://twitter.com/cbsnewsGet the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7TGet your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream CBSN and local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites like Star Trek Discovery anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try it free! http://bit.ly/1OQA29B---CBSN is the first digital streaming news network that will allow Internet-connected consumers to watch live, anchored news coverage on their connected TV and other devices. At launch, the network is available 24/7 and makes all of the resources of CBS News available directly on digital platforms with live, anchored coverage 15 hours each weekday. CBSN. Always On.
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