Become a pro gamer and eSports legend with these 25 resources


I think it might be every guy’s dream (and increasingly the dream of many girls as well): getting paid to play video games for a living. Forget training to be a doctor, lawyer or engineer: for far less money (no college degree necessary), you can train yourself to earn big bucks playing games on your PC, Xbox One or Playstation 4. In a few years the Superbowl itself my pale in comparison to some eSports tournaments and finals; people are already filling arenas and tuning in online in droves to watch the world’s best video gamers go head-to-head, battling for prizes that can earn them millions of dollars per year. But even if you don’t rocket into the upper echelons of gaming, you can potentially earn a steady salary as part of a sponsored team (in the $25-50k per year range). Or you can stream games from home and earn money off of ads and/or donations. And who knows, maybe all your experience will someday suit you to be the next Bobby Kotick (Activision Blizzard’s CEO; responsible for developing StarCraft, a very popular game among pros).

So are you wondering how to become a pro gamer? Or which games are the most popular (or can earn you the most money)? Are you looking to get on the fast track to earning a video gaming salary ...

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