It all started off as a hobby, a way to pass time with friends.

Justin Bragg was a junior at the University of Illinois and a member of the club soccer team — the only men's soccer team at the university. His roommate started playing a video game that was fairly new at the time, called "League of Legends." He suggested Bragg start playing when he's not studying or practicing, considering Bragg's competitive nature.

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