You probably don't think that being really excellent at video games is a marketable skill outside of pro gaming, but Ken Hoang
has found one other field it can help you get a leg up in: The lucrative "not dying on an island" industry. The pro gamer (one of the nation's top Smash Bros
. players) has been added to the cast of the 17th season of Survivor
Why would a spindly thumb jockey think he could hang with the beefy cast? Ken recently told Entertainment Weekly
: "Gaming will help me because I do well under pressure. ... I'm the underdog, I think all the fans will root for me to win. I would root for myself if I was watching TV."
Note to Ken: If you're watching yourself on Survivor
and you root against
yourself, you've probably got some pretty serious stuff to work through.