How to become an Esports player?

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By Esports Tripper
Last Updated: August 14, 2021

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Instead of going to the office, playing your favourite game all day long is the biggest dream of many for whom gaming is a hobby. And the Esports scene is not only booming, it has become mainstream. There has even been debate about whether Esports should be part of the Paris Olympics in 2024. In this article, we will explain what you need to become an Esports player.

The road map

Pro gamers and Esports enthusiasts do exactly what the name suggests: They play multiplayer games on a mobile device, console, or PC and focus on a specific game. You should choose this game according to your taste. There are strategy games like Starcraft 2, including MOBAs (Multiplayer Online Arenas) like League of Legends and Dota 2, as well as first-person shooters like Call of Duty or Counter-Strike.

As a beginner, you usually start against individual players online and take part in tournaments. Headset on, game on, and off you go. If you get noticed positively or if you apply after your plenty of rookie success, you can become a member of a professional team. And a professional team is the best option because the team is trained competitively and participates in renowned competitions worldwide.

Incidentally, Esports talents will also be supported by scholarships in the future. For example, the Esports scholarship set up by the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) provides coaching and advice in addition to financial support.

The Prerequisites: Talent And Commitment

Gaming every day, having the best equipment, millions of dollars in the bank, and fame on social media – this is roughly what the dream of an Esports career looks like.

But of course, that is only reserved for the top representatives of the industry. It starts small and involves a lot of effort. The job as a pro gamer is harder than many think. In addition to the many hours of daily training, there is also analysis on game strategies, team meetings, and the maintenance of your social media accounts or your commitment to sponsors. Participation in important tournaments also requires travelling millions of miles. Make no mistake about it – it’s about much more than just gaming.

Essential skills required to be an Esports athlete:
• Good responsiveness
• Analytical thinking
• Discipline and resilience
• Understanding of communication skills

Success In Pro Gaming: Strategy Or Luck?

Is it that little bit of luck that distinguishes average successful pro gamers from the stars of the industry? Yes and no.

Of course, it is essential for success that you “catch” the right game and the right professional team where you can grow, learn and win. But as with any sport, a strategic consideration is important at the beginning: What am I particularly good at? What exactly do I want to achieve? What can I learn from the mistakes of others?

So to sum it up briefly: Getting started takes a lot of effort, of course, but if you can manage the hurdle of at least joining an amateur team, you will soon find out if pro gamer could be a career for you. In any case, we wish you every success!

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