Did you know that professional gamers can earn tens of thousands of dollars per month simply by playing video online games? If you enjoy competitive gaming and believe you have what it takes, you could become a professional gamer yourself.
That being said, learning how to become a professional gamer and earn a living isn’t as simple as it appears on paper. To achieve your most important goals, you must be strategic and willing to make both time and financial sacrifices.
Think you’ve got what it takes to make it as a pro? Are you willing to make the necessary sacrifices? All you need now is the strategy guide to follow… We can assist you with that!
We’ll tell you everything you need to know (and do) to become a professional gamer in this article. This way, you can ensure that you don’t make any mistakes along the way that will prevent you from getting to where you want to go.
Find Your Best Game
If you want to be a professional gamer, the first thing you should do is figure out which game you excel at.
Often, the game that you excel at also happens to be your favorite or the game that you play the most. But if it isn’t, accept that in order to succeed, you must devote all of your energy to that one game.
If that means spending less time playing new games or games you enjoy and more time playing the game in which you’re attempting to become a pro, that’s what you’ll have to do. Because, let’s face it, going pro is already going to be difficult. The last thing you should be doing is dividing your time between multiple games.
Practice Every Single Day
Once you’ve determined which game you’re best at or which game you believe you have the best chance of becoming a pro at, it’s time to start practicing. To get where you want to go, you’ll need to put in thousands of hours into whatever game you decide to play.
The best way to improve quickly at a game is to practice every day. Setting up a practice schedule that you stick to every day may sound simple, but it is far from it. That way, you can begin to treat gaming as a job and, as a result, develop the habits necessary for success.
Of course, all of this time you’re putting in has to come from somewhere. That means you’ll most likely have to make sacrifices in other areas of your life, such as hanging out with friends, in order to get enough practice time.
If that doesn’t sound like it’s worth it to you, perhaps becoming a professional gamer isn’t the career for you.
Even if you don’t know what you’re doing…
Getting over the fear of messing things up for other players is one of the most difficult aspects of getting started with online gaming. It’s one thing to play a game at home and make mistakes, but it’s quite another to play a game and make mistakes that can lead to failure in the game plays of others. But there’s no reason to let this fear keep you or another inexperienced gamer from having a good time. This article will teach you the ins and outs of online gaming so you can get started with the confidence you need to keep going
The first step for anyone new to online gaming is to learn how to play offline. You can avoid seeing the infamous acronym “RTFM” scroll across your screen by reading the game’s manual. Do you know what that abbreviation stands for? It’s an abbreviation for “Read The Fu**ing Manual,” and it’s spewed by experienced gamers to inexperienced newcomers who interrupt a game with questions like, “What is this place?” or “What am I supposed to do?”
You could look for game-related discussion groups, FAQs, and walkthroughs on the internet. You could also learn more by visiting game-specific Usenet newsgroups. To put it another way, you could do your “homework.” You’ll want to learn how to play, how to create characters, how to gather equipment, and how to use smart strategies. Believe us when we say your gaming buddies will appreciate it!
In addition to learning how to play an online game, you can become acquainted with the game’s interface. You can search the internet for screenshots of games in the same way that you searched for textual instructions for a game (or series of screenshots). Having a graphical representation (.gif or.jpg image) of a game on your screen allows you to memorize the location of all the game’s controls. Knowing where everything is in a game before you start playing will help not only you, but everyone else. Nobody wants to wait for you to look for an inventory panel or a message screen in a game when everyone else knows where they are.
Don’t let the pressure of staying in a game prevent you from doing the unthinkable: dying. A character dying in a game is unavoidable at times, and unless you willingly let go of a lose-lose situation, you risk slowing down the game for everyone else. It’s similar to a game of chess. If it’s checkmate, that’s it. Call it a day and begin again. Whatever you do, don’t sit around waiting for a magical fairy to come to your aid. Please allow your character to die in dignity.
On the other hand, you don’t want to take death personally. Keep in mind that online gaming is still merely a game. A character who dies in a game is not representative of your personality. Make a death into a learning opportunity. At the very least, you’ll learn your way around an online game by discovering everything you’re not supposed to do!
Above all, ensure that your computer is capable of keeping up with the current pace of an online game. Don’t try to play an online game if your computer or Internet connection is slow. In fact, if you still use dial-up, you should find another hobby. Because other players will not politely wait for their own defeat, a slow processor and connection will ensure instant death. They will squash you like a bug.
Look for a computer designed for online gaming and a DSL or ISDN Internet connection. You’ll need a powerful processor, a high-quality graphics card, and a powerful sound system.
By following these simple tips, you will have passed the “newbie” test and earned respect as a serious gamer much faster than if you stumbled your way through what others regard as “the ultimate hobby.”
Study Better Players for Tips
The best athletes in the world are constantly watching tape in order to learn and improve their craft. As a professional gamer, you must take the same approach to gaming and put in some time in the film room.
If you’re not sure who the best players in the world are for your particular game, a quick Google search should point you in the right direction. Once you’ve found them, watch their gameplay videos to see what they do and how they’re so good, so you can learn from them and apply it to your own game.
Some pointers? Examine how players handle basic aspects of a game, such as navigating a map or dealing with themselves in combat. Examine the finer points of their game to see if you can pick up any pointers that will help you improve.
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