Gaming as a career

If you had the skills, would you play for a living? If you were good enough, would you? Why or why not? If so, which sector in the gaming industry would you choose?
 

Nova

Member
There is a definitely career level chance in the gaming industry. Like say playing the games and promoting it as an influencer. Playing the game professionally and earning from esports. And also writing the reviews, recording them and also getting the sponsorship. Those sort of things are part of the gaming career.
 

TopSilver

Member
You have to be really good at a game to play for a living. I mean you have to be really good and consistent too. Any loss you have counts against you and any win you get is just a small portion of wins you need to succeed in this industry. Although there have been some really and I mean really good people to make it in the gaming industry. Such as Optic Gaming who have won countless tournaments in many different games with many different play styles. They have done amazingly well.
 

Nova

Member
There are some of the sites that do pay for the content writing. And that can be a good start. Finding the right type of the article writer and the content poster say like video poster. It's not easy to find some of such sites though. But people do make use of the simple gigs and establish themselves. So starting at some point is the key.
 

Nova

Member
If gaming can make some decent income then I'd be surely going towards it as a career. So far the career as in online time investment is purely on the content side of it. I am also trying to build the instagram account. So far it can be pretty difficult if you ask me. Not a lot can be done with the influencer approach.
 

Shole

Member
You have to be really good at a game to play for a living. I mean you have to be really good and consistent too. Any loss you have counts against you and any win you get is just a small portion of wins you need to succeed in this industry. Although there have been some really and I mean really good people to make it in the gaming industry. Such as Optic Gaming who have won countless tournaments in many different games with many different play styles. They have done amazingly well.
Now as much as I agree, there is a bit of a problem here. Yeah winning will get you far, but you have to have some kind of personality too I think, without it you can be the best, but you might not be the most entertaining to watch. That's purely on YT and Twitch, for a professional gamer, who will make money only from gaming tournaments then winning is everything.
 

Nova

Member
I have seen people on twitch always online playing. And some of the time they also hire the other people to play for them. And it has become pretty difficult to earn the consistent playing the game. Not all gamers can be rich like that. But if you can make your mark then yes that is possible to some extent.
 

Ash

Member
It would be good if I was able to make a large amount of money. Why not do something you love as a job? It would be extremely fun although I would be slightly worried I would get bored of certain games
 

Nova

Member
I think writing article about the games and then making money off that writing career can be a good job. But the thing is that not a lot of people can make the gaming as a career from what I have seen so far.
 

Barida

Member
The truth is that I will like to focus on enjoying the fun that comes with gaming. However, there is need for us to see that if it can pay as a career, then it is worth going for. The issue may come with intense pressure to always come out on tops every time that I play the game.
 

Nova

Member
I think if you are planning for other jobs then it's necessary to keep the gaming as hobby. If you can get the gaming videos and the written articles to have some sort of demand. Then I am guessing you can easily make this as a career.
 

Carbon

Administrator
Gaming is more of a hobby for me. I don't think I can do it for a living but I sure do know some people who do and they enjoy it!