Usually, when we talk about people who make a lot of money playing video games, we mean streamers, content creators, or even people who participate in esports (professional video game tournaments). But few people, especially at the age of 17, managed to save enough money to buy a house for their mother.
The passion that some people have for video games is comparable to that of a football fan or an electronic music lover, everyone likes what they like. Over the years, the stigma associated with consoles and their games has been lost. and now it is better to see that a person (regardless of age) is playing.
This led to this industry is growingnot only in terms of increasing investment in the development of better games and consoles, but also a market that moves money in various aspects.
A prime example of this is the story of Maxim Gavrylenko, a young man of Ukrainian origin who lives in Scotland at the age of just 17 and who thanks to the popular game Minecraft, he plans to buy his mother a house.
For those who don’t know what Minecraft is, let’s say that it consists of a building game in which users have a whole world in which they can build different parts to their liking and tear them down if they want. This video game was launched in 2011 and has been one of the most popular games in the world ever since, and it has remained so ever since. people have true devotion to him.
When two years ago this young man, together with two friends, decided buy a minecraft server for 1000 pounds, they did not at all expect what the future had in store for them. A Minecraft server is a tool that allows players to play online or over a local network with other people.
These young people started make changes and improve this serverwhich translates to huge arrival of players from all over the world who wanted to playand like flies that fly into the light, to all these players It was followed by several advertisers interested in the project.
Finally, due to all the attention, a major technology company decided to buy a server from this young man for a “quite profitable” amountas far as we have been able to find out, where neither the name nor the amount is mentioned for confidentiality reasons.
With this money, the young man assures that he plans to buy a house for his mother and assures that he intends to continue turning his hobby into a profitable business.