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Lad rakes in more than £200k from playing video games in his bedroom

Lad rakes in more than £200k from playing video games in his bedroom

Having risen to fame in 2019, Liam 'Jukeyz' James has made an incredible career playing Call of Duty from his bedroom.

Gone are the days when gaming was just for nerdy teenage boys, as the hobby is increasingly becoming a lucrative career.

In fact, one lad from Liverpool has earnt over £200,000 from playing video games in his bedroom after becoming a professional gamer and streamer.

Even more amazingly, Liam James has made most of his living from playing Call of Duty: Warzone.

A dream of many gamers, the 26-year-old rose to fame after competing in a Battle Royal competition in 2019.

Now going under the name 'Jukeyz' online, James has amassed an insane amount from gaming online – bagging £12,700 after winning the World Series Of Warzone EU Trios back in 2021.

Liam James has made a staggering sum gaming.

An even bigger payday was yet to come though, as the Liverpool lad earned £25,000 last year for a day-long tournament.

In fact, James was recently named among the top 20 highest-paid Call of Duty: Warzone players – coming in at number 10 on the list.

According to Dextero, the dad-of-one earned a staggering $270,000 (£205,0000) from battling against other players in the military-style game.

Now, the gamer has been backed by RedBull as he pursues his unusual career path in E-sports.

And if that weren’t enough, the gamer has also partnered with BoohooMan and has his own merch line, as his online presence continues to grow.

Now gearing up for one of the biggest competitions of his career, James will be hoping to win over £400,000 in an upcoming Call of Duty: Warzone tournament.

Held over the next three months and finishing on September 16, the gruelling competition will have 50 teams fight in the final battle for the grand prize.

In a YouTube video, the Liverpool gamer announced that he’d already won $150,000 (£114k) in another tournament – just ten days ago.

The dad-of-one has travelled the world thanks to his E-Sports career.

Whilst the gamer is seemingly living the dream, he admitted on Twitter that E-Sports isn’t always an easy career.

In a touching tweet, James shared photos of his young son and told his 65,000 followers that the ‘hardest thing’ was being away as a dad.

Despite this, the gamer and streamer has thrown himself into the industry and was recently greeted by fans at the Dubai Esports and Games Festival – gushing about the experience online.

Sharing photos from the event, he signed t-shirts for young gamers – many of whom had been excited to meet the 26-year-old in real life.

With E-Sports continuing to grow, James’s audience has also increased with him gaining over 34,000 subscribers on YouTube and another 219,000 on Twitch.

We can’t wait to see what this gamer does next!

Featured Image Credit: Twitch/Liam 'Jukeyz' James

Topics: UK News, Gaming, Call of Duty