"Ever since I started gaming, I wanted to be fearless, like a warrior" - Julio 'Beast' Bianchi

"Ever since I started gaming, I wanted to be fearless, like a warrior" - Julio 'Beast' Bianchi

He started his journey as a semi-pro footballer and now he is one of the biggest names in the world of FIFA.

Julio Bianchi

The world of eSports might still be quite new and a little confusing for some (like Keri Miller), but that doesn't mean it isn't as competitive, entertaining, or important as any non-digital sports.

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The fans of the gaming world are just as loyal as any conventional sports fans and the players are just as talented and committed to excelling in their profession.

One of the world's biggest FIFA eSports stars is South Africa's very own Julio Bianchi!

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Many years ago, Julio was a semi-pro footballer. He was, quite successfully, busy making a name for himself on the field when he made the decision to completely change the course of his life.

He kicked off his actual football boots for a virtual pair and the rest, as they say, is history.

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At just 22-years-old, Julio is one of the best FIFA PS4 players in the country and he is showing no signs of slowing down any time soon.

In fact, he and his teammate, Kaylan Moodley, just qualified for the FIFA eClub World Cup 2021 finals, which will be taking place online between 24 and 28 February 2021.

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And to anyone who still believes that you cannot make a real living through gaming, the prize money is a cool $245,000 (R3.6-million).

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Like many others, Keri is completely intrigued by the world of eSports and so captivated by Julio's story that she just HAD to talk to him about his journey and this life he has chosen for himself.

Not only is this interview educational and informative, but it is equally as inspirational and filled with passion.

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Take a listen to the full podcast below to learn more about this incredibly talented young man as he embarks on the road  to one of the biggest gaming competitions in the world! 

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