Alex Mcalpine

Alex Mcalpine

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How to Make Money in Esports

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You've probably seen how much money people are making in esports, especially if you follow individual games like LoL, Starcraft, FIFA, and Fortnite. There are even millionaires. Do you want to be the next esports millionaire? The problem is, this is a tough task. After all, millions of people play these games and many of them dream of making it big, too. But there's only room for a few at the top. Even so, you could still earn a bit of money further down the scale by playing games for money on a number of competitive sites. That's the step BEFORE joining a pro team or winning a million-dollar prize tournament. Even so, you might be looking for a few tips on how to make money in esports. If you are, then you're in the right place.

Let's have a look at your options and a few tips if you want to become profitable:

1. Find your niche

There are loads of different games, and it's hard to be good enough to win big money at all times. That's because practice is important, which we'll look at in a minute. And you'll need to practice a lot on your chosen game if you want to become really good. Make sure you pick something you enjoy as you'll be spending a lot of hours on. It should also be something you're already reasonably good at. You should be used to winning on free servers and against other recreational players.

2. Practice hard

Practice is SO important in esports. You need to treat it like a professional sport if you want to become really good. Because that's what it is. Don't overdo it and make sure you take care of other priorities, but get practising often to become good.

3. Bet

Many people find this option as the best. They become good, try their luck and bet. If you want to bet, you need to know about betting, read reviews etc. Efirbet could be a good option to start.

4. Get the right equipment

Your computer and internet connection are really important if you want to play competitively from home. Lag or FPS issues could cost you money, so make sure you've got a good rig.

5. Choose the right level of play

Don't start by playing for money against the top players. Start at the bottom and never put up more money than you can afford to lose. It should be a fraction of your bankroll.

6. Have a bankroll

Bankroll management is also key. Make sure you only put up a fraction of your bankroll so you aren't at the whim of big swings in variance. This should be taken seriously at all times.

7. Get sponsorship

If you're used to winning money in paid online games, you might be ready for the next step. If you want to quit your day job, you could do with sponsorship. This is hard to get but could make a big difference to how big you can become. Bigger companies are getting involved in esports so the potential here could grow over the next few years.

8. Join a pro team

The pinnacle of esports is to join a pro team. While many sports like Fortnite can be played individually, some of the others require team play at the top. If you want to really become a pro, you'll have to join a pro team.

You've surely seen how big esports have become in the last few years, with bigger prizes and a much bigger audience. This looks set to continue over the next few years, and you could make some money from it if you're good enough.

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