Jon Robison interviewing a CoD and Halo player! (Mike "Hastr0" Rufail and Mason "Neighbor" Cobb)

"Think professional video game players put in 9 to 5 hours like everyone else?

Surprisingly, they do, only difference is, with Major League Gaming stars like Mike "Hastr0" Rufail and Mason "Neighbor" Cobb, the 9 to 5 they're used to is more like 9 pm to 5 am.

And these late nights can equal big bucks as the two gamers earn six figures a year blasting opponents in "Call of Duty" and "Halo" tournaments while traveling the world with the rest of the MLG elite.

But what is life really like for a pro gaming superstar? I sat down with Rufail and Cobb (representing the Gamma Gamers crew) to find out."


Some comments:
"Where are the Quake Live, CS 1.6. SC2 or 3rd Strike or SSF4 players?

Taking COD or Halo competitively is kind of a joke ESPN. If you want competitive on console, look towards fighting games, if you want competitive FPS, look at PC games like Counterstrike 1.6 and Quake Live.

example of actual skill."

reply to this:
"You're joking right? Quake looks like someone was on an acid trip when they made it. Halo and CoD have been the top games on the console and Halo 1 changed console gaming completely. However, if any game should be in this article it should be Starcraft for obvious reasons."