Fans of reality TV show Survivor
who also read Nintendo blogs will be pleased to hear that gamers are getting some representation for the show's seventeenth season, Survivor: Gabon - Earth's Last Eden
22-year-old Ken Hoang will be one of the eighteen contestants when the series begins on September 25th, and he's there for one very good reason: he can totally kick the world's ass at Super Smash Bros. Melee
. Yeah, even yours
. A professional gamer by trade, Ken has earned over $50,000
from playing Melee
, which (according to his Survivor profile
at CBS) he's used to help pay his family's mortgage. Whaddaguy!
The message to take from this: don't let anybody tell you gaming can't take you anywhere in life. Unless you play, say, Mario Kart Wii
as well as we
do. Then, seriously, it's time to look for a real job.