After qualifying at the Microsoft Store at International Plaza in Tampa, the 24-year-old Zephyrhills native went to Seattle two weeks ago where he won the title of Halo FFA Champion
In just the past three months, Geddes earned about $15,000 from video game competitions, endorsements, as well as money from advertisements on his YouTube and Twitch channels.
Nearly 20,000 people follow his activities on his two channels.
Esports is expected to become a billion-dollar industry in 2019. The world’s best video gamers now attracting spectators in arenas like basketball and hockey stars. There are professional teams, leagues and merchandise.
Even Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik is an investor in esports.