What does it take to make it into an Esports Professional Team.

In this day and age when sports have become a way of life. One sport is standing out amongst the rest. Esports has become popular and has been gaining attention from one side of the world to the other.

by Playbetr on June 9th, 2017

In this day and age when sports have become a way of life. One sport is standing out amongst the rest. Esports has become popular and has been gaining attention from one side of the world to the other. In some countries like Korea they have even dedicated television channels for just this kind of sport. Sweden offers the same thing in their country. Espn has dedicated some time to it too. While Yahoo Sports offers it as one of its main topics. So with all this attention how does one go about making it to a professional team? Here are some major points for people who are trying to make it in to this phenomenon sport.

Connecting to the team

Work yourself into one team not many. Esports nowadays is so in demand that they are many other positions available. Some positions such as Shoutcaster/host,journalist/content creator or even becoming an event manager for a team will get you in. A well established connection to the team that you want to join is a must. Research the team you desire to join. If at all possible try to contact some of the players and become acquainted. Some leagues allow you to join at a low level team that can lead to a better position in the future. An understanding of how the esports team you want to join is a big plus in getting your foot in the door. Familiarize yourself with the team. Research it and learn the professional players names. Educated yourself on how they work and what they look for in players.

Exposure

One of the main things you have to do to make it into a team is to get exposure. Familiarizing yourself with the teams that are out there is key. Just like in any other sport you will be chosen only if you are good and have made a name for yourself. The industry must know about you. Your skills are definitely a plus. Connecting to some team members if possible and researching the status of a team will give you some advantage. Go big and put yourself out there. Advertise yourself. Make they look at you and show them your skills. Stand proud show them your accomplishments. Expose yourself so that they find a need for you in their team.

Work Experience

If you are an avid esports follower it does not give you experience. Try to reach out to teams and volunteer. Contact organizations, tournament providers or broadcasters offer your free time to them. The bigger the company the better. If you contact them and they respond back to you show them the enthusiasm about wanting to join their league.Helping out and becoming a volunteer shows them that you are interested. It will also gain you some experience. Getting work experience will open doors for you. Find a niche. Its okay to understand everything about esports but specializing in one area will give you better chances at success.

Sponsorship/Investors

Many esports teams have major sponsors. It has become a very lucrative career for many. One of the main things is to get sponsors to notice you and how good you are at what you do. If you have played in a low level team you must try and get them to look at you. As they say money talks. So you have to get sponsored by someone big in the industry. Another major thing to do is get yourself some investors. If someone believes that you are that good at what you do more than likely they will invest. Making a name with sponsors is a sure way for you to go far in the esports world. If they see that they are willing to invest in you the chances of you making it to a team become higher. Investors are usually well respected because they are giving money and believe that you are good at what you do.

Summary

As in many other sports this one is the same as all other major sports. It requires talent and time for you to become good at it. Although many leagues in esports are out there it's not easy to join. Doing your homework on the team you want to join will take some effort. Many esports leagues already have their team established with professional players. Dedication is one of the major keys in you becoming a success. If at first you don't succeed don't give up as many new leagues are being formed each day. Once you get in your chances of you making it in esports are all up to you. Determination and hard work will definitely lead to a road of success in esports.

 Filed under: eSports, Dota 2, esports teams, League of Legends, counter strike

6 Comments

rebel D: Esports is becoming very big
Fri, 06/09/2017 - 18:59

Esports is becoming very big in the sports world. Its crazy how many teams are out there. Its not easy to get in though.

MakeItRain: Its a big deal in many
Fri, 06/09/2017 - 19:19

Its a big deal in many countries now. Espn is even covering it as a sport now.

pokoracle: Esports fascinate me but I
Fri, 06/09/2017 - 20:09

Esports fascinate me but I find it too complicated.

Messi: I have followed some teams on
Fri, 06/09/2017 - 21:38

I have followed some teams on Yahoo Sports but they are many. My favorite is League of Legends. To get into one it is very difficult. Many of these teams are set in their ways.

MrMiyagi: I think many people are
Sat, 06/10/2017 - 15:50

I think many people are trying to get into esports. It definitely has become very popular especially among the younger generation.

Brandon0888: I am not much into esports
Sat, 06/10/2017 - 16:51

I am not much into esports but I hear alot about it all over the news.

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