How to become a professional gamer? Becoming a professional gamer is the dream of every gamer whether it is a 10 years old kid or 30 years, an old grown man.
In this article, I am going to share with you 5 tips or steps which you can follow on to become a professional E-sports player.
In the current gaming industry, it has become super easy to be a professional player than it was before 2017.
Now anyone who has talent and dedication towards any E-sports game can become an E-sports gamer.
There are multiple steps for this heaven and many of you have already acknowledged it.
But, there are still many gamers who don’t know how to become a professional gamer and how they can make money out of it.
So, here I am to give you 5 steps which will lead you 5 steps closer to your dream of becoming a professional player.
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How to become a professional gamer?
Find a game: 1st Step to become a professional gamer
The main part is finding a game which matches with your set of skills.
Maybe you are already familiar with the right game of your choice.
Choose a role for you to play in-game even before starting the hard practice for the game.
Take some time to do so, go around the internet and find a role which clicks you anyhow.
There are many pros who were playing different games before making into their professional game.
You can also start playing new games as these will be less competitive and you can have more time to sharpen your skills.
Yeah! Find a game which suits you. A game which attracts your attention.
The game which you can play for hours without getting bored.
A game which motivates you.
And most importantly a game which is being played on E-sports level.
Don’t quit your Job
Even if you have figured out the game don’t quit your job for E-sports.
Because having a backup plan is always good it will not do any harm to you or your career.
And a job can help you build Pc for competing and practising.
Start from Bottom
Before competing in Big tournaments every professional player in his journey starts from the very bottom.
So, before even thinking of Big tournaments, Compete in local tournaments to improve your game and take a big step towards your way to become a professional gamer,
As many of the known pros were first spotted at local tournaments.
I know this tip has destroyed your so-called travel imaginations.
Each and every small tournament that you win will actually prepare you for Bigger tournaments where you have to play in front of a massive audience.
Talking about the crowd in our last tip to become a professional gamer streaming will help you get used to playing in front of people and interacting with them.
Interaction is one of the crucial skills that you require while playing in a team.
Take an example of “Shroud” The well-known gamer introduced to the gaming world by his Dad at the age of 7 started his career as a Twitch streamer.
Which helped me grab the attention of many pro players who encouraged him to go further in gaming.
Also, streaming makes you more confident and helps you sharpen the very thin line between winning & losing that is Communication of Instructions.
Practise: Important part of being a professional gamer
You need to practise a lot an average e-sports player spends almost 8 hours a day practising the same game,
And that is what makes them best in their game.
If you do not have at least this much time to spend on a game it is better to get a job rather than wasting your time here.
It requires an exact form of practice to make your game next level.
You can not just sit 8 hours and learn literally nothing No,
a player needs to practise in the correct way as no practice at all is better than wrong practice.
You have to play solo matches over and over again to sharpen your skills first, then help your teammates.
Practise is something which you will do in your entire E-sports career.
So you need to practise hard either practise solo or make a team with your friends to practise.
Create a practice routine for your professional gamer career.
If you follow any professional player you must be aware that they follow a pre-game warmup session with bots.
So, either follow the practise routine of your personal favourite gamer or make one of your own.
Reach out to those people who are already in the E-sports gaming scene.
Talk to them, make a good relationship and play with them you can learn a lot from there play style.
Compete in Online tournaments and perform your best.
Then, compete in LAN tournaments show your skills there and grab attention.
Keep calm even if you are losing.
Losing your temper while playing games are most likely to result in a mistake.
Most of us have already experienced that moment in our career where no matter how better you try you keep losing.
Well, it is alright things always do not work as we want them to do but you can not let this rage spoil your precious match.
Take a break and re-start
Rage is just a natural human reaction and the good thing about it is you can control it.
YOu can meditate or listen to music there is a lot of video regarding it.
Get Sponsorship: Get paid as a Professional Gamer
If you are planning to become a professional gamer you need to acquire some sponsors.
Find some sponsor and talk to them.
Bonus: learn from others
Watch Professional gamers videos and tutorials.
Try to learn their playstyle, how they keep calm in an intense situation, how they perform under pressure and all.
1. Find a game in which you want to become a professional gamer
2. Don’t quit your Job
4. Join Community
5. Get Sponsorship
So these were your 5 steps on how to become a professional player. I hope you found it useful to make sure to subscribe to newsletter or notifications.