With the recent growth and profitability of Esports as an industry, it is becoming a valid career path to try and go pro.
Since that is the case, more and more people are trying their hands at it. However, for every Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok,
there are thousands of players who won’t make it. But how does one get involved in the Esports scene to improve their chances of making it?
There are a couple of ways to do so. First, you must decide on what sort of involvement you want. You don’t just have to be a player.
There are coaches
analysts & casters
to name a few roles in the industry that don’t require playing the games. But the players are the focus. They are what makes the industry tick.
The key is to focus on one game.
Playing a game for a living means focusing on that game. You don’t see professional footballers spending half their time playing tennis. Yes, they might do it for fun, but that isn’t their main occupation. Whether you are aiming to play the game or be one of the supporting cast, it is important to nail down that specialty. Another important aspect for players is to join a team for valid games.
These not only boost your reputation but allows you to play with established players.
This only scratches the surface of how to get into the pro gaming scene. Investigating local opportunities and gaming organizations is one of the best ways to find out how to get involved.