It sounds like a dream job, doesn’t it? Someone pays your costs to fly around the world, play some games, maybe win a bit of cash and then come home. What a life… Of course, the reality is quite different from the dream, as I found when I met up with Jan-Phillip Bohlmeier, captain of AMD Team64, at the WCG Samsung European Championships.

At a mere 20 years old, Jan (second from right, below) runs one of Europe’s most successful teams in Warcraft 3, Counter Strike, Call of Duty, Painkiller and FIFA. Jan doesn’t play any games competitively on the gaming circuit and concerns himself with running the team as a whole.