He is just well connected and has friends carry him to rank one on his semi under geared rogue and thats the truth
The worst thing you get from being even remotely good at WoW is that sense of accomplishment ( which is entirely unwarranted for ), and from that comes the huge ego. Every "good" PvP-er I've known during the time I played this game had developed some sort of a ego due to succeeding at a relatively simple game ( honestly, looking back at it, this game requires zero active thought put into it while you play - it's just a simple set of mechanical memories and reactions you've attained while mindlessly pushing buttons, session of playing after session of playing ). Most of these players put themselves on a throne and consider themselves untouchable by the general population, and when they lose to some lower team then they blame it on composition, season, class, "gg blizzard", etc - I should know, I was apart of that hive mind once.
And honestly, that's what people on power in the real world do with their friends as well, no idea what'd you expect.
WoW created a complete social system inside of a game, I'm sure few psychology students had their fair share of fun examining it.
I can't comment with certainty on this one provided I'm not following WoW scene for a while now, but let's look at it this way. WoW is a game that sports 10 million regular subscribers, and out of those 10 million subscribers, I'd say that people who regularly earn money by playing WoW barely break the number of 200 ( and when I say regularly, I mean regularly - I'm not talking about arena glad boosts that happen once every 6-7 months, and even when they do happen, they're quite crap money ( I earned approx 1000 euros during TBC and WoTLK by selling Gladiator boosts by advertising on various account trading/selling forums and such, and that's lunchbox money compared to real work in real world you can do instead of sitting infront of your screen, playing someone elses char to a pixel title ) ).
You can't earn money on tournaments because there aren't any that aren't organised by players themselves to help keep themselves entertained; streaming WoW is honestly crap when you have people who stream vintage games like fucking Space Invaders, Commander Keen and Doom - and still get more viewers than WoW players, and only a select few have sponsors. Few top notch guilds, Swifty, Towelie, Reckful and maybe a few others may pretty well be the only people who actually earn a few bucks off the back of a dying dinosaur that is WoW.
Compare that to this for a good measure - when you finally graduate, and if you work extra for that masters degree ( or even a doctorate ), you'll earn shitloads of cash ( provided you picked a decent field and a decent job ) for the remainder of your life, and you won't even have to put much effort in it if you have a easygoing boss.
So really.. Hats off to WoW players who actually earn a few bucks, and even further props to those few who managed to attract some sheiks to sustain them while they play WoW - but if they don't have a plan with their life and education while playing online games and thinking they're the smart ones now, ask them who's the silly goose in 10 years time when they're flipping burgers or doing heavy physical labor.