The professional video game tournament circuit has become quite a scene, with corporate sponsorships and high stakes prizes. The top prize at Major League Gaming’s most recent tournament was $25,000 for first place in StarCraft II, a popular strategic game. Some superstars can earn up to $200,000, but the average pro gamer gets by with much less. (Full disclosure/Shameless plug: written by yours truly)

[Source: New York Times]