One man’s journey from welfare to world’s hottest video game

Three years ago, Brendan Greene was on welfare in his hometown of Kildare

29th September, 2017
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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is a multiplayer online battle royale video game (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Three years ago, Brendan Greene was on welfare in his hometown of Kildare, Ireland, getting an earful from social workers about how he should stop wasting time developing free computer games.

“They were telling me to look for jobs or I’ll be cut off,’’ says Greene. “I kind of ignored them.”

Good call. The ideas he crafted in those days led to what is now the hottest video...

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