And like other teenagers, Sridharan enjoys video games, though he's trying to find a way to profit off of that interest too. He owns an eSports team, in the hope it will take off amid the wave of popularity for video game competitions.

(Source: CNN Money)

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    You just need the dictionary definition of "profit" as a verb. American English often uses "off of" as a preposition where British English uses other prepositions but I don't think that affects anything here. (E.g., "profit off of" -> "profit from"; "based off of" -> "based on".) – David Richerby Aug 2 '16 at 9:56

Profit off means making a profit; earning money.

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    @haile Please don't leave comments saying just "thanks". Express your thanks by voting the answer up. – David Richerby Aug 2 '16 at 9:55

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