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When I was a kid, I’d skip school over the most trivial stuff. If I wasn’t prepared for a lesson, or if I decided I’d rather stay at home and play The Legend Of Zelda: Wind Waker all day, I’d put on my best sick voice and convince my parents I wasn’t up to going in for a day of learning. I’m not encouraging this behaviour, to be clear to any younger readers out there. It is great though.
My reasons were probably never good enough. At least, not compared to 14-year-old Call Of Duty: Warzone pro Rivs, who just won the $75,000 in the Last Dance In Verdansk tournament and decided to celebrate by sacking off school for the day. Hell, if I’d won I’d probably have skipped school for the rest of the year. Again, definitely not encouraging that.
Working together with teammate Alex ‘Destroy’ Benabe, the duo smashed their way through the tournament and went all the way to the finish line. They picked up $28,000 of the tournament’s full prize pool, leaving Rivs with $14,000 in total. That might not sounds like a huge amount when compared to other esports cash prizes, but $14,000 for a 14-year-old kid is a game-changing amount of money. Christ, I’m 27 and that’s still a decent amount to me.
Speaking to Dexerto, Rivs explained that he decided to take the next day off school to celebrate. His parents didn’t seem to mind either, probably because they were “super shocked” and a little confused as to how their young son just brought home $14,000 for playing a video game.
Rivs added that he hasn’t made any real decisions as to what he plans to do with the money, but that he’ll be using some of it to treat his mum on Mother’s Day. We love to see it.
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Topics: Call Of Duty
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