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Calling All Gamers: Here’s What It Takes To Become A Pro

Gone are the days when video games were seen as merely being a form of entertainment. Today, there are thousands of pro gamers located around the world, many of whom take part in regular gaming competitions and often win big. There are even specialist arenas in certain countries that have been built purely for gaming competitions. (That’s how big and successful pro-gaming has become!)

So, gaming as a career has now been well and truly accepted, which is fantastic. However, a lot of people make the mistake of thinking that professional gaming is an easy career choice. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Becoming a professional gamer is a bit like becoming a professional athlete – it takes a lot of dedication and practice.

With that in mind, if you want to become a pro gamer, it’s important to take note of the tips below.

Pick one game (and stick to it)

Being a pro gamer isn’t about being good at playing lots of different games. It’s about finding one game that you’re good at and developing your skills to become an exceptional player. Once you find a game that you’re good at and enjoy playing, you need to stick to playing that game. Sure, every once in a while it’s fine to try something new. But the game that you spend most of your time playing should be the game that you plan on specializing in as a pro gamer.

Be willing to learn

Just because you’re a skilled gamer, that doesn’t mean that you know everything that there is to know about your game. There are always going to be gamers who are more skilled and experienced than you – learn from them. Say, for instance, you’re a League of Legends gamer but are struggling to increase your rank, get the help that you need. There are companies that offer a LoL ELO boost service, which allows you to boost your rank through playing alongside one of their gamers. These types of services are fantastic for helping you to master your game and learn new skills.

Practice makes perfect

To master any skill, the most important thing is practice. Spend some time researching the game, watch tutorials, and then practice what you’ve learned. The more you practice, the better you will get. Even when you lose – which will probably happen a lot at first, you are learning new skills. The more game time you can get, the better. It doesn’t matter if you win or lose your games. All that matters is that you practice as much as possible.

Join a team

Once you’ve mastered most of the skills that you need to play your chosen game, consider joining a team. It may take some time to find a team, but don’t give up. If there are no big teams that will take you, join a smaller team, and improve together. So that eventually, your team is as successful as many of the more well-known teams. The most important thing is to find a way to get yourself noticed, and joining a team is the best way to do that.

So there you have it, a guide to what it takes to become a pro gamer.

Nick Saban

By Nick Saban

Nick is a social and community editor for gaming news. He spends his time figuring out how to involve readers better in our journalism, and trying to ensure we cover the topics and angles they want us to cover. As-well-as gaming he also writes about politics, books, music, film, technology and cycling.