Can you remember those amazing games we were all playing way back in the day? There was Duck Hunt, Pac-Man, Tetris, Earthworm Jim, and Pong. Well, gaming has come a seriously long way since then. Gaming has come as far from there as humans have come from the Hadean Eon when the earth was first starting to form.
It used to be that a gaming competition was a matter of getting on the leaderboard at your local arcade. Now it means playing in Esports tournaments with hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of dollars in prize winnings. The bottom line is this, gaming has become big business.
Unfortunately, becoming a professional gamer isn’t all fun and games. It is a lifestyle choice. It completely takes over and that is because it requires skill, dedication, determination, and investment. If you’re up for it, though, here’s how to get your journey to the International DOTA 2 championship underway.
Choose Which Game
If you want to become exceptional at a game (and that is what it is going to take) then you are going to need to find a game that you are good at first, then persist with it. It could be FIFA, or Counterstrike or it could be MMORPGs that you want to play like a boss. Whatever it is, play online as much as you can, and start building your reputation, not just as a great player, but a great team player too.
Find Your Motivation
If you haven’t got a reason to push yourself to the limit then you are never going to make it. Find that motivation. It could be the prize money, the niche fame, the joy you get or even the chance to prove your parents wrong and show them you can make money gaming.
All The Gear
If you want to hold your own against the best competition there is, then you are going to need to have the equipment that will allow you do this. So, buy a desktop that allows you to make customizable upgrades, buy data cable online to maximize your streaming speeds, buy yourself as much modular hardware as you can find and thin and light gaming notebook to take with you when on the road. Headsets to communicate with teammates are another one. So long as everything you buy suits your style – and lifestyle – you’ll be fine.
Practice Makes Perfect
There is so much you can do when it comes to practicing. Watch as much gameplay as possible, study the tactics being used by the best players, and don’t care about losing. Thomas Edison attempted to make the light bulb 2000 times, but he didn’t call it a failure. It said he found 2000 ways not to make a lightbulb. We are always learning. So play, watch and learn as much as possible.
Get On A Team
Once you have begun to establish yourself as a serious player on Call of Duty, let’s say, and even gotten yourself a healthy reputation, it is time to find a team. Obviously, the better you are the better your chances of a team approaching you. If you haven’t had anyone knock on the door, then join some communities online, or start your own team and ask others to join you.