Jeff Reeves’s Strength in Numbers: Seven stocks that will get you into the e-sports phenomenon

When I was a kid, a video-game tournament consisted of a few friends duking it out in Tecmo Bowl.

Competitive gaming is now a $1.5 billion industry and top professional players can earn up to $2 million a year, according to a recent Wall Street Journal report.

That may sound absurd, but those are the numbers. This is big business, whether you understand it or not. And with the average male gamer’s age of 32 and the average female gamer’s 36, if you don’t have a personal connection to video games, you might actually be in the minority.

Even 59-year-old congressmen are gamers these days.

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