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Survivor adds top Smash Bros. player to line-up

Justin McElroy

You probably don't think that being really excellent at video games is a marketable skill outside of pro gaming, but Ken Hoang has found one other field it can help you get a leg up in: The lucrative "not dying on an island" industry. The pro gamer (one of the nation's top Smash Bros. players) has been added to the cast of the 17th season of Survivor.

Why would a spindly thumb jockey think he could hang with the beefy cast? Ken recently told Entertainment Weekly: "Gaming will help me because I do well under pressure. ... I'm the underdog, I think all the fans will root for me to win. I would root for myself if I was watching TV."

Note to Ken: If you're watching yourself on Survivor and you root against yourself, you've probably got some pretty serious stuff to work through.

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