Get Started 8 Steps to Becoming a Professional Gamer
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For many gamers, becoming a professional gamer is a dream come true. You can earn money while having fun playing your favorite video games. As one might expect, esports tournaments aren’t as straightforward as one might think.
Try Several Games
It’s good to try out a few different games before committing to one as your entry into the Esports Hall of Fame. Professional tournaments currently feature the following game types:
Online slugfests involving multiple players. Professional players’ favorite games include Dota 2, League of Legends, Smite, and Heroes of the Storm.
FPS (first-person shooters). Of course, there are always the classics like Counter-Strike and Special Forces II. Tournaments are a thing in the world of third-person shooters.
Real-time strategy games like Warcraft III or Starcraft II.
Video games that feature violence. Games like Tekken, Street Fighter, and Killer Instinct use them, and they’ve been around since the early days of gaming competition.
Playing cards. The Arena of Magic: The Gathering.
Become a Better Player
To make it as a professional, you must be able to keep up with your peers. However, simply playing for the sake of playing isn’t sufficient. If you want to compete in the biggest esports events, you need to include strategy in your training.
However, there are a lot of resources available. For example, to improve your aim in FPS games, you can find tutorials online and learn the most popular and efficient techniques.
Also, keep an eye on online professional tournaments and jot down the tactics used by the top players. Another option is to watch other gamers as they play online.
Put Yourself to the Test
Professional tournaments can be extremely stressful, and your performance may suffer. This is why you need to get used to performing in front of an audience and under duress.
You can start small and stream your gaming sessions with a second PC if there are no tournaments for a while. Then, sign up for online competitions, and there is a chance that you will win a cash prize for participating in these competitions.
LAN tournaments are the next logical step. To give you a better idea of what it’s like to compete in a large, live tournament, we’ve put together a series of videos. To progress, you can begin by participating in local tournaments.
Invest in the Best Equipment Possible
No one can believe that you lost a game because of a malfunctioning mouse or keyboard, and this is why starting with high-end equipment is a good idea. Consider your needs before purchasing, as these peripherals can cost a significant amount of money.
Once you have your gear, make sure you use it consistently. Are you playing for fun or starting a five-hour training session? Use the same equipment. Muscle memory can be improved by familiarizing yourself with your equipment.
Organize Your Social Media Presence
You’ll run into better people than you in tournaments or when researching the best strategies. Try to know them and talk about their game strategy, training methods, or mental preparation for matches.
You can even organize tournaments and invite high-ranking players to participate. Learn about their strategy in real-time by using Discord or a similar app. Having connections with players who have already leaped the professional ranks can wonder about your future career prospects. You may be referred to other teams or sponsors for private sessions or invitations to special events.
Don’t Be a Noob.
As a professional gamer, you put in a lot of time and effort, so you need to take care of your body, mind, and spirit. If you want to work for a long time, you need to have a healthy work-life balance.
Remember that you may be viewed as a celebrity, so be respectful and avoid bringing up sensitive topics. Even if you’re losing, keep a positive attitude because you could be banned if you show a bad mood.