While not a professional gamer in a traditional sense, being a streamer is a way that you can make money professionally by playing games. Consider being an entertainer or streamer rather than a professional competitive gamer if you can't find a game that you're good at.
Part 1 Quiz What kind of game should you play if you're good at strategy and managing a lot of different things at once? A first-person shooter.
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A fighting game. A real-time strategy game. A card game. An adventure game. Research popular techniques and tactics. There is a multitude of different content on the internet that helps prospective pro gamers work on their techniques. Look on websites like YouTube for video tutorials on how to do popular techniques and read articles about different tactics or strategies that you can use.
The more knowledge that you have over all aspects of the game that you play, the better you'll be at the game. Watch videos of professional games. A great resource for knowledge in professional gaming tactics exists in professional tournaments and games that you can watch online. Find recently recorded content and pay close attention to lead players in games from around the world.
Watch their strategies and try to extrapolate what they do in your own play style. Talk to other players. Build your network of friends within the community that you're in. Talk to gamers that play the same game and try to pick their brain about skills and tactics that they use.
If you're particularly impressed by a player, talk to them to get an understanding of their mentality and strategy and try to incorporate their tactics into your own gameplay. Be open to criticism so that you can improve. You may also be able to contact other players via social media or on message boards.
Practice playing the game. Becoming a professional gamer isn't a part-time hobby. Many players have reached the peak of efficiency and have played for thousands of hours. This often translates to muscle memory that can't be duplicated with natural skill. Professional gamers typically stay on a regimented schedule, practicing anywhere from 6 to 12 hours a day.
In order to stay competitive, you'll have to be able to stick to a similar schedule. Other than playing the main game, there are often mods for games that allow you to drill specific techniques. Take advantage of these mods when practicing. Part 2 Quiz Why are gameplay videos of professional gamers a good resource when you're honing your own video game skills? They'll tutorialize how to do specific moves.
They'll show you winning strategies in actual play. They'll help you build your professional gaming network. Join a team. If you plan on playing a team game, it's important that you begin to play with a set group of players. Look at online message boards or use chat programs to friend other players. Make sure to use a communication device like Discord, Teamspeak, or Skype so that you can talk about strategies and tactics.
Start to play regularly with the same players so that you can get used to their play style. Sometimes individual skill matters less than good team chemistry. Even if you are playing a single player game, like a fighting game, being able to converse and communicate with other players who want to help build your skills will help you improve dramatically. Playing with a set team will help develop your communication skills and will give you valuable experience. Join a gaming league. Gaming leagues allow a team to compete in a seasonal competition that leads up to a tournament for a championship.
There are also other features that some gaming leagues have, like the ability to find other teams to practice or "scrim" against.
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Look online for a gaming league that has a season for the game that you like to play and register for the upcoming season. Compete in online tournaments. The reward for winning an online tournament is recognition and sometimes a cash prize.
Find tournaments for the game that you like to play online and follow the registration process. For some games, there will be an entry fee that you may have to pay to compete. Go to LAN tournaments. Going to tournaments in-person is the next step in becoming a professional gamer. Once you consistently win online, the natural progression is to compete in live tournaments. Start off with smaller local tournaments until you increase your skill so that you can compete at a higher level.
Even if you don't qualify or can't register for LAN tournaments, attending them as a spectator can give you insight into the environment of a LAN tournament. Try to get sponsorship. Getting sponsored by a company means that they will pay you a fee or give you free merchandise to advertise their product. Advertising could include having links to their products in video descriptions, live-stream feeds, or wearing their merchandise when you're in the public eye.
Sponsors typically require a conversation or presentation about how you bring value to the brand, how many viewers or fans you have, and where and when you can advertise their brand for them. Contact different brands and talk about sponsorship opportunities to get started. If you join an established gaming team, they will already have some sponsors for their players.
Great sponsors for professional gamers include clothing companies, energy drink companies, hardware companies, software companies, and computer accessory companies. Build up your online profile. The more that other players and fans of the game know you, the more likely your name will be thrown around in gaming conversations. Be available and present and build a profile online.
Update your Twitter regularly and let people know when you're streaming your gameplay. Network with fans and other players via social media and be willing to do things like photo shoots and interviews. Try to talk to popular players for the game you're trying to specialize in by reaching out to them on social media.
Meet with other players and fans at live tournaments and LANs. Stay respectful and centered. Being a professional gamer means being somewhat of a celebrity. That means that everything that you say or post on social media will most likely be saved forever. Bad comments or behavior like cheating could get you banned for life and ruin your career. Always stay humble and aim to learn as much as you can from your peers and competitors. Avoid getting overly angry when you lose and try to center yourself and concentrate even when you're under a lot of pressure.
Part 3 Quiz What's the benefit of maintaining an active online profile when you're trying to become a professional gamer? It'll make you better at playing video games. Other people will be more aware of you and your gaming. It'll give you something to focus on other than just games all the time. Yes No. Not Helpful 5 Helpful Just use normal accessories until you can buy.
Many people have become pro with normal Logitech stuffs. Not Helpful 10 Helpful Not Helpful 9 Helpful What are some games that have a really good market for streaming, and how do I get started on streaming? Games such as League Of Legends and Dota 2 are very popular for live streaming. You can get started on live streaming on twitch.
That should help you build an audience. Not Helpful 3 Helpful It depends on the league or tournament regulations. Some leagues require players to be a certain age while others don't have an age restriction.
Either way, you can start practicing to become a pro gamer right now. Not Helpful 11 Helpful Are there college courses available for those wanting to be a professional gamer? Not really. Recognizing when you are going on a tilt is easier for some than others. If you think you may have played on tilt but aren't sure, one way that may help you is to keep detailed records of your playing sessions.
Something else to watch out for is if you start to consider playing weaker hands than you usually play after taking a couple bad beats. Once you realize that you are going on a tilt, you must, of course, try to avoid it. Some players can avoid tilting by simply suppressing their emotions and concentrating more on the game. If you are too upset, it may be best to simply quit your current playing session. Some players will get up and take a short walk to clear their head before returning to the game.
Some find that fresh air also helps. Try different things when you go on a tilt until you find which one works best for you. When one of your opponents is on a tilt, remember a few things as you try to take advantage of the situation. Players on a tilt are often unpredictable, especially when deciding their starting hand.
Entering the pot the total amount that has been bet in a single game with weaker hands than usual is the most common thing players on a tilt do. Another thing to remember is that players may realize what they are doing and correct it at any time. In addition, solid players may be trying to convince you they are on a tilt when they are not. Deception in poker is a frequent occurrence. It is important to remember not to play weak hands in order to take advantage of the player on a tilt.
The fish may become so tempting to you that you become a fish yourself. Very similar to tilts are "tells.