How to Pursue Gaming as a Career

Professional video game players compete in professional video game tournaments for prize money. Gamers may compete in tournaments both as singles and as part of teams. As gamers have matured, the culture of gaming has become so accepted that many proponents now classify video gaming as a sport.

If you follow professional gaming, you probably heard about the DOTA 2 gaming championship where 16 teams of the world’s best DOTA 2 players battle for a share of more than US$2.8 million. The champion, Swedish team, Alliance, takes half of that sum from the 5-day event held in Seattle.

Even before the US (recently) recognized gamers as pro-athletes, there have been many other high-paying tournaments for hardcore players who are into Starcraft 2, Counter Strike and League of Legends (LoL). And age is no limit – big sporting events like these are becoming ever so popular as professional gamers as young as 13 begin competing at a professional level.

So, if you want to build a career in gaming :

1) Consider joining championships :

Following are a few tournaments and there prize money.

Top Games Awarding Prize Money
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2) Consider live streaming ;

Youtube has also took part in facilitating their users with live streamingand monetizing from the same.

Seems cool, right? But what if a person wants to live telecast his/her event to all platforms at a time? Is it possible? Yes, with the invention of different apps and devices, broadcasting live videos to multiple platforms has turned simpler. Here are few of the live streaming apps through which users can reach their audiences from more than one platform:

  • Freedocast: Connect the given device to any camera or video source and go live. The video goes live on multiple platforms simultaneously.
  • Ustream: Broadcast video live by connecting to the given device and host on a website or share over a social media for more engagement.
  • Twitch: The better live broadcasting platform for gamers. Gamers can have all the fun with this.
  • Stringwire: Mainly focused on streaming real time stuff live from anywhere.

You can learn about livestreaming from mobile games here.

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