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Ru’s Daily Blog 5: My Top 5 Tips To Becoming a Pro Gamer! Presented by Saljack Enterprises. Gaming. Media & Entertainment.

G’Day Gamer Gals & Guys!

This blog is really exciting for me to share with you because it is something that I wish I would have read 5 years ago, when wanting to break into the gaming industry.

I decided to write this blog after I read a lot of your comments in my last blog posts.

For Instance: “How is what your doing a job? I mean you are being paid to have fun and be yourself? There is no better job than that!”

And I do believe that to be true.

At least it is the perfect job for me.

Between gaming and writing, I am fulfilling my highest goals in life.. and I don’t plan on staying stagnant!

So if you want to become a pro gamer read on!

BECOME REALLY, REALLY, REALLY GOOD AT GAMING:

Do you want to throw a shoe at the screen right now? I know, this one seems so obvious! But really, how are you going to become a pro gamer.. if you don’t game?

Now I believe everything has to be in moderation, as you may know. However, when you are training for your life’s work some allowances need to be made!

Game as much as you can – when you are not making money doing something else.

Why do I say that? I don’t want you to show your wife, girlfriend or mother this blog and say: “Well, Ru says I have to quit my job and game all day and night if I want to be taken seriously.”

No, I did not say that.

You need to work to support yourself and also to purchase the equipment that you will need to get to pro status as you go.

Most of us nerds can’t get by on a pretty face, so let your fallback be your talent. Even I don’t get to game all day. Like right now for instance.

I am writing this blog, which is making me money. It would also be a good idea to focus on a certain game. Put all of your effort and time into mastering that specific one. Then you will become a force to be reckoned with!

INVEST IN PRO EQUIPMENT AS SOON AS ARE ABLE TO (WITHOUT THIEVERY INVOLVED)

If you want to run with the big boys, you have to game like the big boys.

A few things to invest in that will help start your collection and won’t break your bank initially are: a good headset, a great mic and large thumb drive to hold extra information and space you may need in the future.

Then as you grow, purchase capture cards & all the latest and greatest new consoles. Don’t forget editing software! And stay read up on all the latest gaming news to give yourself a leg up in the competition.

BUILD A REPUTATION AND RELATIONSHIPS IN THE GAMING COMMUNITY:

Although you a growing your career, you won’t be able to do it alone. Every good gamer knows that a great teammate is essential to victory.

The same is to be said in the gaming community. Whether you plan on being a pro tournament player or a steamer on YouTube or twitch – you need a good team behind you. Join social media and connect with other gamers both amateur and pro.

Once you build up your following the chances that you are invited to join a gamer team rises with each connection you make. Keep communication going, support your fellow gamers and stay consistent while building your fan base.

GET IN THE GAME

Have you decided how you want to make money gaming?

Do you want to enter tournaments while traveling around the world earning millions of dollars?

It is very possible for the elite gamer. And this can start with joining something as small as your local game store’s competition.

Don’t count yourself out of the game before you start by not signing up!

If you think you won’t be able to win in a small setting, you won’t have the confidence to win those million dollar tournaments.

Start small and grow.

The rush and excitement you will get from your first completion is either going to put a fire under your ass, or knock you down. This is where the men get separated from the boys. Turn any defeat into practice and strategy for your next win.

And if tournaments aren’t your thing and you want to be a live streamer, get on YouTube or Twitch – and start!

Don’t play the “IF-THEN” game. “IF I get a new video card, THEN I’ll stream” Just start where you are and grow, grow, grow!

Grow your viewers, grow your channel and elevate your equipment. Your dedicated followers will appreciate and support you on your journey to making this a full time job.

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF SO SPONSORS WILL BELIEVE IN YOU!

Your ultimate goal needs to be to get sponsorship. A team or teams of people that believe in your potential and want to see you succeed.

They will be the ones who carry you into the big leagues, allowing you to become a professional gamer! But remember, they won’t recognize your talent if you don’t!

And always keep in mind that there is a big difference between cocky and confident. Cockiness won’t keep the viewers coming back and that won’t make your sponsors very happy. Be consistent, knowledgeable and ready to dominate your goals.

Are You Ready To Start Living Your Dreams?

Leave a comment below if there’s anything my pro friends want to add to help out any new players.

We want to support you in the gaming community, so make sure to leave your gamertags and where we can find you in the comments below. Please be sure to follow the other members that leave their details so they can follow you back!

Let’s continue to grow the world’s gaming team!

“Find Something To Believe in, And Find It For Yourself. When You Do, Pass It On To The Future” ~ Solid Snake


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Ru (Saljack Enterprises Lets Review Team). Presented by Saljack Enterprises. Gaming. Media & Entertainment.

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16 thoughts on “Ru’s Daily Blog #6: My Top 5 Tips To Becoming a Pro Gamer!

  1. Rebi says:

    Nice tips Ru! And right to the point!

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    1. kallistoru says:

      Thank you so much Rebi!

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  2. Antony says:

    Being pro gamer sometimes strikes my mind as a dream job but it also makes me uneasy thinking about it. Why ? Because gaming has been part of my early childhood and I always have fond memory of it. But once treated like a job, no matter how dreamy a job is at some point I always feel I had over saturated myself. If my daily job feels boring I can usually unwind by playing video games, but what if my daily job IS playing video games and I got bored ? Anyway maybe this mindset is what makes me never become a pro gamer lol. But at least I am still proud that in my adult life and having more responsibility and stress I still have not lost my childhood hobby which is a good dose of gaming hehe.

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    1. kallistoru says:

      I totally understand what you mean Antony! And i hope you never lose your childhood hobby! The love of games keeps us young! 🙂

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    2. Mau says:

      This pretty much sums up what I think about hobbies, too. Inasmuch as I like the thought of earning money from my hobbies, making it a job might just make it not fun due to pressure and stress. This is probably not the correct mindset because I know a lot of people are able to balance it out successfully.

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      1. kallistoru says:

        So true Mau! there is more pressure but for me it balances out by getting to do what I love! Thank you for your comment! 🙂 🙂

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  3. earlitocash says:

    Those are some usefull tips, But it’s also true that getting a sponsor is not as easy at it may looks, You also need to stream your gameplay and have lots of discipline, being super good at a game I don’t find a “must”, charisma is way more important and how you interact wirh your public, when you get one. May takes years to grow a real public. Some streamers uses bots to do it and might get banned from twitch.

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    1. kallistoru says:

      So true @earlitocash! These are great points! Discipline is a must. Thank you for your comment! 🙂

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  4. Carlo says:

    Thanks for the tips Ru! Even if i don’t have dreams to go pro, these are very helpful. I’ve already made some good friends with local gamers and participate in group chats to be up-to-date with the latest releases.

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    1. kallistoru says:

      That is awesome Carlo! Thank you for your comment!

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  5. Andal says:

    I’m always playing everyday but my mama scolds me because she thinks I’m not studying! I’m already very good at DOTA 2 but there are no local competitions here in our province of Tawi-Tawi in the Philippines. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. kallistoru says:

      That means you have to travel one day Andal! Put your DOTA 2 talent to good use! 🙂 Thank you for commenting!

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  6. Moonraker says:

    Thanks for the tips Ru. I’ve always dreamt of becoming a pro gamer. It would so amazing to make a living playing games all day.

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    1. kallistoru says:

      You can do it Moonraker! And thank you!! 🙂

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  7. Marvin says:

    There is no shortcut…practice, practice, practice! And I think that is the best thing to do now for us who don’t have the money yet to upgrade. Make use of the hardware that you have. And expand your network of friends! Thanks Ru!

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  8. Satish says:

    Pro gamers are like athletes. They get sponsorships, compete in tournaments, get paid in millions, etc. But most gamers think it’s just as easy as spending hours and hours of playing. Just like what Ru outlined in this article, it’s more than that. And just like athletes, you have to balance everything too…practice, work/school, etc.

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