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  • Johan Sunstein has climbed some of the highest heights in gaming.

  • He and his team have lifted the most valuable trophy and e sports not once, but twice.

  • They're the top team right now.

  • Everyone else was switching people in and out, but O G were able to stay as a unit.

  • Add to that countless other individual tournament wins on the 27 year old tops the list as the richest esports player ever.

  • So with $7.4 million in prize winnings, what is a gaming obsessed championed by a 17 bedroom gaming complex in Portugal is a good start.

  • Growing off, I really wanted to revolt my life around games.

  • Now I have this thing dedicated to games.

  • It's a wonderful thing.

  • Johan's being a professional.

  • For 10 years now, playing Dota two, a hugely popular multiplayer fantasy battle game he's known online, is no tail on his.

  • Originally from Denmark, he moved to Lisbon for the warm weather and brought his house nearly a year ago.

  • But the renovations been slow going, thanks to co vid he's had to prioritize.

  • Furnishings can wait.

  • High speed Internet and gaming PCs are the rial e sports essentials I've spent 400,000 so far renovating and buying stuff furniture material.

  • I'm spending 1.5 on.

  • We're I'm also giving myself another 300 k to work with eso upto 1.8 1.8 million.

  • Yeah, that's a lot of money.

  • It's a good chunk.

  • It's a good chunk way.

  • Join him on a busy weekend of competition for online matches in a tournament with half a million dollars at stake, the pandemics forced all his competitions online, so he's had to adapt.

  • Johan is captain of his five man team.

  • The two newest recruits are living with him to help with training and competing.

  • Yeah, agonizing from Malaysia on Martin's as doll from Macedonia to others join online to pious Tava staining from Finland on from France.

  • Another of Johan's multimillionaire longtime teammates, Sebastian Debs.

  • Well, your hands team manager has just kicked us out of the game room.

  • The players need complete focus.

  • I don't want any distractions, including cameras and us in the room, so we're watching the next door on the projector.

  • This is the feed that's being pumped all over the world.

  • 100,000 people are watching this daughter to.

  • It's hard to follow in a flurry of spells and fireballs.

  • We watches Johan's bogey team trounced their opponents.

  • They just call it.

  • They just call it.

  • They are done Right now.

  • Johan is doing post match interviews with casters on the Internet going.

  • So how did it go?

  • Way important, important game for us.

  • While I was winning this game, we're very likely heading into some sort of high record.

  • Like many sports stars, Johan's video game habit started young.

  • I had my first game boy when I was still doing potty training.

  • How many hours were you playing when you were sort of 13 14, when you're really starting to get into it?

  • I was playing a lot.

  • I was getting home from school and basically playing till night up to 12 hours, sometimes mawr during weekends.

  • It was more I'd be playing 20 hours if I could.

  • At the age of 13 14.

  • Yeah, my mom was also pulling the plug on.

  • This is when I was getting maybe a bit of pushback because they were worried about my health and also started worrying.

  • They started wearing a bit about my future.

  • I struggled a bit with school from 15 to 17, and I late 16 and I just quit after that.

  • I never looked back.

  • Johan's family have followed him to major competitions around the world, but his parents admit they worried about his future.

  • At first it was his decision on then you have to respect.

  • He is a growing man.

  • So what point as a family and a Z parents, did you think, Did you feel, um, comfortable that Johan had actually a very bright future ahead and he was gonna be okay?

  • I went out.

  • I guess it was around 16 and to have some ice cream to bring it back home.

  • And there waas this.

  • A friend off him was selling me the ice cream and he said, Do you have any idea how how good Johann are in playing games?

  • And he is one of the best gamer in the world, and this is what the tournament that made Johan and his teammates mega rich is Dota.

  • Two is the international.

  • It's by far the most lucrative event in Esports with $34 million prize pool.

  • The last time it was held, the Fortnight World Cup only held once so far had $30 million the next two events topping the list.

  • A League of legends on call of duty.

  • But the pandemic has hit some e sports events.

  • Hard physical competitions have been canceled or held without crowds, whilst others have gone online.

  • When you goto Ah, big stage and there's a crowd, it's a lot easier to feel that this game really matters.

  • There's a lot of eyes on this game is like the blood starts going.

  • The adrenaline is there.

  • How much intensity is their high level of your sport?

  • There's a huge dark side to this and is the mental strength that you can take on bit's also the group aspect to it that amplifies it, can amplify it and make you feel terrible.

  • I get negative myself.

  • I get very sad like sadness is my my number one enemy, and he keeps saying hi to me, Um, but the same way when my team is doing good, I feed off it.

  • I get very, very happy, and it just goes the other way to the other extreme.

  • The mental strain on Johannes, something I didn't expect on our visit.

  • Many gamers see him is living the dream.

  • What they also don't see, though, is the large team around him.

  • Johan, supported by a growing staff that forms his Ogi brand, their social media managers, sports psychology trainers, even a full time chef, Johan and his teammates.

  • Looking ahead and hoping for the return of the international this summer, Martin hopes that with Johan leading him, he too could lift the trophy for the first time.

  • You came second in international before.

  • What does it feel like to miss out at that point?

  • It was like my first year professionally.

  • So I was like, I had this feeling content, which I now kind of hate that I felt that way because, yeah, I was.

  • This is my first international back then I got to the final like it was just happened.

  • You know, I'm playing in the final, and I'm like, If I was gonna play in the final now, I would feel so much differently.

  • I was like, Maybe this is my last chance.

  • I need to write my best and I have no regrets Sunday.

  • Helping and coaching other players is how Johan is hoping to stay in gaming once he retires.

  • from competition.

  • All right, that was the money.

  • You get that?

  • 27 in the sports terms.

  • He's old.

  • How long have I got left?

  • I think I think I got plenty of years left.

  • I used to be young.

  • Now, on the old one.

  • I don't feel all yet a tall I still feel it.

  • Really Still feels like I'm funny on.

  • We're just getting started.

  • I may not be the best player in mechanical skill, but Damn.

  • I know I know how to make this work.

  • Mm.

Johan Sunstein has climbed some of the highest heights in gaming.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/01/15
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