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At AlphaDraft, pro video game players become stars of fantasy sports
At AlphaDraft, pro video game players become stars of fantasy sports

Todd Peterson knows games. He twice quit jobs selling software to play “Call of Duty” and other video games for fun until he needed a paycheck again. He spent so much time with a controller in hand he’d rather not say exactly how much, afraid his mom might get angry. Over the last couple of years, he’s won about $3,500 playing fantasy football. Now, with a fresh $5 million infusion from investors, Peterson is out to bring fantasy contests to the emerging arena of professional video gaming. Video game tournaments are nothing new. But streaming video networks such as Twitch and Major League Gaming have made matches between skilled players more accessible to more...

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