Former professional League of Legends player, Yu "Misaya" Jingxi is currently using his eSports expertise to broadcast live games on the streaming platform Panda TV. With a rapidly growing eSports audience in China, top influences such as Yu have found a way to turn a passion for video games into a professional career.
23-year-old Yu originally began his career as a mid laner and captain for the professional League of Legends group Team WE. After retiring from the game in 2013, Yu turned to streaming and began raking in millions each year. The popular gamer now earns an income as a broadcaster on Panda TV and as a spokesman for retailers selling gaming hardware branded with his image or autograph.
As more young gamers tune into live eSports braodcasts, there are an increasing number of players that are making a name for themselves online.