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7 Steps to become a pro gamer

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Considering that E-Sports became an industry, pro-gaming is now a real job. Even CBS Sunday Morning mentioned in a mini documentary what a huge impact E-Sports made in the entertainment world. Pro-gamers are famous world wide and have millions of fans who pay to watch them play.  “But how do I become a pro gamer?” this is the question you mostly likely have if you are reading this article.

Based on brainstorming, research and experience, I concluded 7 steps to becoming a pro gamer:

1. Know what you want and never give up. The most important decision you can take in life, the one that will decide the path you’ll walk, it is the hardest to make. Some people don’t even get there and they wind up dying without even knowing what they really wanted. If you already decided that you want to have a gamer’s life, don’t let other people tell you that you are wasting your time. This is the most important step, to know that you want to be a pro gamer and dedicate yourself to your wish, fight for it, even if it gets hard sometimes. You could become a pro gamer if you REALLY want to, it’s just that easy.

“I love playing games, and I love this career I chose for myself. It’s often easy to forget how lucky a person is to be doing something he loves as his job. Realizing this is a source of my motivation to keep going as a pro gamer. I’m a very happy person.” Starcraft 2 player “JaeDong”(JD)

2. Accept that it’s a job, but don’t give up your day job. It’s a known fact that, mostly teenagers and unemployed young adults decide to become gamers because it seems an easy job, which is not. In fact, income will come later in progaming, thus having a day job becomes necessary. A day job could also keep you rooted in reality and be considered some kind of a break from virtual reality. Don’t freak out, you won’t need your day job for much longer if you do become a pro gamer, but in the unfortunate case you won’t, that day job will keep you employed and ready to find some other dream.

Eric Wright Madden pro player says he wants to keep the day gig because it’s “consistent income and I know Madden isn’t always going to be there.”

3. NEVER forget why you started playing the game. It doesn’t really matter what game you’re playing, you probably started playing it because it was fun or because all your friends were playing it, the important fact is that you enjoyed it. If you reach this step it means you already know you want to become a pro gamer and you accept that it is a job. As we know, jobs are stressful, and induce a level of monotomy, that being said not forgeting your love for the game will keep you hanging on to it. Don’t do it just for the money, keep your passion for the game(Artosis lost his passion).

“It’s amazing. I get to play an awesome game, meet diverse people, travel around the world and see places. It has enriched my life in so many ways. I love the lifestyle of being a pro gamer though it can be challenging. My dreams are to contribute to the growth of eSports worldwide and to become very successful in Starcraft 2.” Starcraft 2 player “Grubby”

4. Self-Control. Don’t imagine self-control as a military training but you should be able to work by a schedule, keep yourself concentrated on the task at hand, don’t engage yourself in useless, childish fight and never forget about respect(idra). There are a lot of issues with gamers involving anger but that is a step back and all you want to do is move forward. It can become frustrating to do the same thing for 8 to 12 hours a day, or even have bad days when you lose but don’t burst into anger because you’ll only hurt others, yourself and mostly your dream. Self-control is basically keeping your emotions in balance, but also finding time to make some exercises and keep a healthy diet.

“You’ve got people watching — sponsors and potential sponsors, as well as fans — so you have to conduct yourself better than your average gamer.” Paul D. leader of Axion Gaming

5. Balance between creativity and logic. We all know that the right side of the brain is asociated with creativity and imagination as for the left side of the brain it’s represented by intelligence and logic. The key to be good at something it’s to use both sides as equal as possible. There are some jobs that relay on logic and some jobs that relay on creativity but with gaming it’s a different story. To be good at a game you’ll need to understand it logically but find new crative ways to play it. To reach this balance you’ll have to train your brain but don’t forget to REST. We know that rest is the best way to keep your brain healty.

“You need to dedicate pretty much your whole life to it, and there’s so much competition now it’s really hard to have a balanced life and be a pro gamer,” said George “HotShotGG” Georgallidis, a retired e-sports competitor and owner of the team Counter Logic Gaming.

6. PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE. It’s true that some people are naturally better at gaming but not even they can become great without practicing a lot. Patience and perseverance are the key factors in concentrating on the matter at hand, that being: playing and replaying the game you want to be good at. Gradually you’ll become better without even noticing, you’ll stop thinking the game and start to playing habitually, in other words, you’ll implement this game in “your blood”, in your own rhythm. Hard work is guaranted factor in success.

“Practice was from 4pm to midnight, then more streaming for practices, guides, or boosting until 6am. Sleep until noon, rinse and repeat for months on end.” Brandon who attempted to go professional in LOL under the name “Exempt Puddle”

7. Find ways to prove yourself. Last but not least, try to participate in as many tournaments as possible. This is not a normal job and if you want to reach a pro gamers level you’ll have to be able to win some of these tournaments. After you think you’ve reached that level of competitive playing you’ll need to grind your way up the ladder, you’ll need to have a team even if it’s a 1v1 game like Starcraft (or chess) and most importantly, gain others respect.

If you need a motivation, try Day9’s motto “Be a better gamer”

Who doesn’t enjoy listening to a good story. Personally I love reading about the people who inspire me and what it took for them to achieve their success. As I am a bit of a self confessed tech geek I think there is no better way to discover these stories than by reading every day some articles or the newspaper . My bookcases are filled with good tech biographies, they remind me that anyone can be a success. So even if you come from an underprivileged part of society or you aren’t the smartest person in the room we all have a chance to reach the top. The same message shines in my beliefs. All it takes to succeed is a good idea, a little risk and a lot of hard work and any geek can become a success. VENI VIDI VICI .

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Metallica takes center stage on the battle arena of the Fortnite Festival, showcasing their musical prowess in an epic PVP showdown

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Metallica will be headlining the Battle Stage at the Fortnite Festival, and fans can look forward to an epic performance later today, on the 13th of June. The entire lineup of the legendary heavy metal band has been transformed into digital avatars for the ever-growing gaming platform. Fans can now enjoy their greatest hits and even engage in a thrilling musical player-versus-player game mode.

The collaboration between Metallica and Fortnite marks the start of Fortnite Festival Season 4, featuring an exciting lineup of six Metallica songs, such as “Enter Sandman,”  “Fuel,”  and “Ride the Lightning.”. Additional songs will be introduced as the season progresses. By choosing Epic’s premium Festival Pass, you’ll have the opportunity to unlock all four Metallica band members as playable skins. How about a showdown between Lars Ulrich and Goku?

The aspect that captures our attention is the 16-player musical battle royale. The Battle Stage offers a challenging experience that pushes players to their limits, requiring both physical stamina and a captivating stage presence. Players will find themselves immersed in the intense energy of the four tracks playing simultaneously. Perform with skill, and you can unleash powerful bursts of musical energy, causing less talented individuals to falter and be defeated, with the ultimate victor being crowned the Master of Puppets (most likely).

In addition to that, Metallica will be making an appearance at the Rocket Racing tent, complete with a specially designed track, car, and LEGO replicas of the band members. Is there anything more intense than that?

Do you enjoy Metallica’s music? Could anyone have predicted that the band would rise to prominence in a video game primarily aimed at a younger audience who may not be familiar with their music? And now, let’s turn our attention to the comments section below.

 

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Star Wars Outlaws PS5 Demo Falls Short of Delivering the Full Experience, According to Critic

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Star Wars Outlaws, although it appeared visually stunning during Ubisoft’s livestream earlier this week, has received some criticism for feeling somewhat outdated. A preview unfavorably compared the release to Uncharted: Golden Abyss, the PS Vita exclusive spin-off that was launched in 2011. However, according to the creative director, the sampler is merely a small taste of what the full experience has to offer.

“When entering a show of this nature, where you’re finalizing a game’s production, you’re faced with numerous decisions. Our producer limited us to just one demo for all the shows we would attend throughout the year, such as Gamescom and Comic-Con,” Julian Gerighty explained in an interview with VGC.

He explained that the events are designed to cater to both consumers and journalists. To ensure an engaging experience, they opted for a 20-minute format that offers a diverse range of content and showcases different game systems. However, they intentionally avoided showcasing the open-world experience at this particular event, as they plan to unveil it during the studio tour and preview event. This will be a brief overview, more of an appetizer than a full meal when it comes to the game.

According to Gerighty, the developer Massive Entertainment has crafted a highly engaging game, with only a portion of its greatness showcased here.

Admittedly, the comments do make sense. It’s common knowledge that creating demos requires a significant amount of the team’s focus. If a game plans to showcase itself at consumer conventions, it can’t just offer a short gameplay experience of two or three hours. That simply won’t suffice when attendees are patiently waiting in line. This seems to be just a subpar demo, which is unfortunate. However, it may not be something to worry too much about in the end.

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The Sky Breaker Pierce DLC for Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora comes out in July for PS5

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Ubisoft has given us our first look at The Sky Breaker, the first DLC story pack for Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora. In it, a strange shadow will appear in the sky and threaten the Na’vi clans, who just can’t seem to get a break. It comes out next month on PS5, on July 16th.

A new part of the Upper Plains called “The Heart of the Plains” can be reached by taking the Sky Breaker. Some well-known biomes have changed into new types, and there are also many new ones. Of course, the RDA has also sent out new types of enemies, so you need to be careful. The good news is that not everything is bad. During the Na’vi Festival of Games, players can look forward to timed tasks that are a little less scary. Secrets of the Spires, another story pack, is still planned to be added to the game at some point.

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