As the years have gone by the new age has brought a lot of new things to the table, especially in the region of gaming. Modern gaming is not like what it was back then and with that improvement came the evolution of Esports. Esports now are way more professional and to be a part of the Esports scene you must play the part.
This guide will help you on your journey to become a professional Esports player!
How to Join an Esports Team
To join an Esports team is not as easy of a task as it might seem, there are multiple things that Esport organizations look for in a player it’s not just knowing how to play.
A lot of people know how to play the game yet not all of them are on a Team, so here are a couple of tips on how to join an Esports team.
First of all, you need to ask yourself do you want to start a career, or do you want a hobby?
If you know you want a career you need a game, luckily a lot of Games have a big Esport prize pool. Whether that is an FPS, MMO, or MOBA, every genre has a big game, your task is to find what suits you best and what you want to play.
After that is done and dusted you will need to put your efforts into becoming better at the game.
Practice makes perfect
To get better at anything you need to practice, you need to at least practice an hour or two a day. What to practice depends on the game you are playing for example games such as CSGO and VALORANT need precision and game sense.
Precision is something every fps Esports player practices, one body shot could change the outcome of the game. For CSGO there are popular Aim training maps on the Steam Workshop whilst in VALORANT there’s a built-in practice range.
Knowing the Game
Game sense also plays a big part in the overall skill of the game. Game sense is the overall understanding of the different mechanics and tactics of the game, a lot of pro players know what they’re doing when it comes to game sense.
With this knowledge, they can clutch rounds in ways that leave the audience speechless, with this knowledge they can perfectly read the opponents and lead them into traps.
Keep Track of Your Progress
Keeping track of everything is an essential part of being a professional player, keep track of your wins and losses, analyze them find out what you could do to improve, find out why the others were better or why were they worse, and what you did good and what the opposition did bad.
With this information, it is easier to see what you can improve in your playing style and what you need in order to outplay your opponent.
Creating Online Content and Gathering an Audience
In order to join an Esports team, you must have online content to show, this means streaming, YouTube compilations, and collaborations. A lot of organizations pick up players that regularly create internet content.
But remember you also have to have some sort of following since organizations also invite players that have a good income since the Esports market is big, they need someone who can bring to them as much as they bring to him.
And if those requests are not made players lose their spots on the team.
If you want to garner mass success with your content you have to find a way to be different, do not do what everyone else does, and come up with something new and fresh so that it will be easier for people to find and watch you.
You’re as good of a player as you are an entertainer, people like to watch what entertains them. You need to find ways to be entertaining to watch so you can create a big fan base.
Have a personality
None of the popular pro players lack personality, when you stream pull up a face cam, a lot of people want to relate to their favorite pro players.
All of these things are needed from you in order to be a part of an Esports organization.
Don’t be Toxic, be Professional
No one wants to deal with toxic players, so do not be toxic with opponents and teammates, at the end of the day it is a sport so good sportsmanship and manners are well respected.