Griffin Spikoski spends as much as 18 hours a day glued to his computer screen playing the wildly popular, multiplayer video game Fortnite.
His YouTube channel where he regularly uploads videos of himself playing the online game has nearly 1.2 million subscribers and more than 71 million views; figures that have netted him advertisers, sponsorships and a steady stream of income.
Last year, that income totalled nearly US$200,000.
“I think he made it through three days of high school and he had issues every day that he was there, either being distracted in class because people wanted his attention or feeling like he had to be Sceptic at school,” Connolly said.
Spikoski’s parents said their son had been pushing them to allow him to pursue online schooling. With his success growing, they eventually relented.
“I was playing games all day and watching videos, that was just my life,” Spikoski told filmmakers when asked about his parents’ reaction to his request.
“They already knew.”
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