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Weed and Video Games: How to Get Involved in eSports

If you love smoking weed and playing videos, have a strong competitive drive, plus desire fortune and fame, the world of eSports may be for you! There are people who literally get paid to play video games and actually make a living at it. Of course, like any competitive field, they didn’t get to the top without a lot of training and hard work. If you think you’ve got what it takes to compete in gaming, read on to find out how to get involved in eSports!

What is eSports?

ESports is competitive, organized, multiplayer video games that individuals or teams participate in. Like any sport, eSports has its superstars, fans, sponsors, and networks. According to a report from Newzoo, a market analytics company, 380 million people worldwide watched eSports in 2018. They also estimated that eSports revenue in 2019 would surpass $1 billion. So yeah, it’s the real deal.

How to Get Started in eSports

Watch eSports

Seems like a no-brainer, but if you want to enter eSports, you should be watching and learning! Find out who the best players are for your preferred game and get to know them online. Watch the tournaments and see how they work. Stay up to date the top streamers.

Choose the Right Game

First, you better pick a game you love because you’re going to be playing it a lot. Not all games have eSport followings. Sports game franchises like Madden, FIFA, and NBA have huge followings and events followed by fans worldwide. Popular eSport video games include first-person shooters like Call of Duty and battle royale games like Fortnite or PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. If those types of games aren’t you thing, that’s okay. Games like Hearthstone, World of Warcraft, Pokémon, and StarCraft have their leagues too.

Get Really Good At It

Like, really good. If you want to be a professional, treat it like a job. Practice and train until you’re an expert. This is especially important if you’re looking to join a team.

Start Small and Local

Begin building your eSports resume with small local events, when possible. Meet other players and learn from them.

Utilize Streaming and Social Media

Start getting your name out there by becoming a regular streamer and social media influencer. The more fans and followers you get on your own, the more appealing you’ll be to a potential sponsor or team!

Compete!

Get out there and join every event you can. No win is too small! The more experience you have, the faster you can rise to the top.

How Much Can I Make?

If you’re interested in dabbling in eSports, don’t expect to make much, if anything. But if you’re serious about becoming a professional gamer, salaries typically range from $3000 – $8000 per month while some special tournaments can net gamers huge cash prizes and sponsor payments of $150k or more!

Top 5 eSports Games

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

League of Legends

Fortnite

Call of Duty

Overwatch


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