How Do I Join the Esports phenomenon?

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To join esports you have to have a burning passion and talent for a particular game. Ideally it needs to be something that falls into the category of esports, such as real time strategy games, multiplayer online battle arenas, and first person shooter games.

Deciding on the game you are best at is only the beginning of the process. You also have to determine which console you want to play on. While PC is always a good choice, you may prefer more traditional consoles like Playstation and Xbox. No matter which way you choose to play you will need to be able to afford the equipment you need to maintain your preferred console.

Getting Started

Ingraining yourself into the world of esports requires you to There will always be gamers who are more experienced than you are. Start out by choosing one and watching them in action whether it is in person, or more likely, on a gamer’s Youtube or other social media channel. Not only will you polish your own skills in your chosen game, you will be exposed to other gamers in the industry.

This is when it becomes necessary to build a gaming network. By connecting with others who already play the game you can start to break into the industry. The best way to connect with your peers is through forums and online chats.

Moving Up

No one ever worked their way up the ladder by catching a lucky streak. To be successful in your chosen game, you have to regularly put in hours worth of practice time. If you hope to compete in tournaments someday, game skills are essential to your progress.

After countless hours of practice it’s time to start competing in a gaming league. Even if you are still in school, ask if yours has a high school esports league. Many schools throughout the country do now. Other gaming leagues include MLG, KeSPA, ESEA, and ESL.

The High School Esports League runs an eight week long tournament every spring. 11 of the industry’s most popular video games are included in the tournament. The top tournament winners receive scholarship money.

For everyone else, leagues like MLG are a great way to get started. MLG stands for Major League Gaming, which is a professional organization for esports. Since 2002 they have been helping professional gamers achieve success and fame.

The games the organization’s members compete in are Call of Duty, Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, StarCraft, Diablo, and Heroes of the Storm. You can watch tournaments of all these games, with a handy schedule on their website to help you keep track of when each one takes place.

The KeSPA is the Korean e-Sports Association. It has been operating since 2000 and is known as the premiere e-sports broadcaster in Korea. The association has brought a lot of attention to an industry that had previously been untapped. Over 20 games in the world of esports are hosted by the organization. This includes StarCraft:Brood War, among others.

The ESEA League, which stands for E-Sports Entertainment Association, supports online video game competitions. Available in many countries around the world, it offers live streaming of games and opportunities to chat with those who follow them. ESEA also offers cash prizes to game winners.

ESL is an organization that hosts tournaments were teams from all over the world compete in their favorite games. With 10 million members, it is an excellent resource for networking. Some of the many games ESL supports include Counter-Strike, War Face, Soul Caliber, and League of Legends. In addition to airing videos and live streams of tournaments, ESL also brings you news articles and interviews with those who have already established an e-sports career. There is even a section of website dedicated to pro-gamers, giving you an opportunity to learn from their wisdom and experience.

Online/Offline Tournaments

LAN tournaments, also referred to as face-to-face, provide a valuable way to learn how they work. These tournaments are held in arenas and front of an audience. It will give you a taste of what competing in an esports tournament is like.

Amateurs can often enter online esports tournaments. They are easy to access and will help you establish your name in the industry. You may even begin to make money if you can win some tournaments, This will show you the potential you have to turn your passion into a career.

The more time you spend involved in your favorite game, online, the faster you can build your reputation. One way to do this is to film your own video tutorials and air them on social media. You will start to gain viewers and followers, paving the way for you to become an esports personality.

Julie Wein
Coming from a journalistic background, the passion and enthusiasm, coupled with a keen interest in Slot Games gives the team a wealth of information. Based in Brooklyn, New York in the US, Missy obtained her degree at Towson University at the age of 22 and has worked for a number of well known companies including Macy’s and Disney.