Oklahoman becomes video game champion, wins $150K
June 4, 2017
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — Off Oklahoma Highway 88, down a long gravel driveway, sits a house with a porch almost covered in cats.
The house looks like just another home you would find on the side of an Oklahoma highway — except one of its residents, decked out in athletic gear and standing among the cats, is a world champion.
Michael Skimbo, 25, took home $150,000 playing a video game and is the 2017 Madden NFL World Champion. The football game is one of the world's top-selling video games each year, and the Madden Championship is essentially the Super Bowl of the sports gamer world.