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Youngest person to be a professional video gamer

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  • Who: Victor De Leon III

  • What: Youngest person to be a professional video gamer

  • Where: United States

Born on 6 May 1998, "Lil Poison" (USA, aka Victor De Leon III) picked up a Dreamcast Controller at the age of two, to play NBA 2K. He entered his first competition - a Halo tournament in his native New York, USA - aged four, and was competing in the Major League Games one year later. In 2005, aged seven, Lil Poison signed an exclusive deal with the organisers of Major League Gaming, and became the youngest signed professional video gamer.


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