How To Be A Pro Gamer
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Has it ever happened to you that your parents start yelling at you for spending hours on your gaming console?

During my teenage years, I used to spend most of my free time perfecting my aim in one of the most popular FPS games, Counter-Strike 1.6, but my mum did not like the fact that I was spending my time on something which did not really have a tangible outcome until my college team won first place at a college festival. Back then trying to convince your parents about the gaming scene in India was very difficult and it really didn’t make sense to actually invest your whole time playing computer games competitively. But times have changed now for good. Team Brutality’s captain, Ankit “V3nom” Panth in conversation with Saurabh Gamare tell us the steps what a young gamer needs to follow in order to become a pro gamer.

STEP 1: CAREER CHOICE – YOUR DECISION

Is it a good career choice for teenagers to invest in Gaming?

The gaming scene in our country has still not reached a consistent level. It is picking up and getting bigger but still, we need to see the consistency. So I would suggest if you think you have it in you, go for it but keep some backup. Ignoring studies or work and completely relying on this is a big no from my side unless you can see the future and you are confident that only this would give you a good life.

STEP 2: INVEST 2 HOURS DAILY

How many hours should an amateur invest in Gaming?

Professional players invest 6 to 8 hours or even more sometimes. During big tournaments, it can even hit 10 to 11 hours a day. For amateurs, they should at least try and give 2 hours every day, where they can try and learn the weapons in the game, the official maps, watch tournaments or demos (replays) of their favourite players and learn from them.

STEP 3: CONVINCE YOUR FAMILY

How should gamers convince their parents whether Esports is a viable career option or not?

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