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How to get involved in professional esports

Esports is fast becoming one of the major players in the professional sports industry. Here are a few tips for getting involved.

Esports are prevalent nowadays, and gone are the dark days of gaming being a solitary pastime enjoyed by teenagers locked in their rooms, whittling away the hours. Now, the best games, including DOTA 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, are played by full-time and professional gamers worldwide in huge tournaments. The top players earn millions each year in prize money and lucrative sponsorships.

Are you already a huge follower of esports, or is this your first encounter with the industry yet to peak? Breaking into gaming for an income can take time and effort. Making a successful esports player can be as testing as breaking into professional football, soccer, or tennis. It’s undoubtedly no shortcut, and you must be supremely talented before you even think about throwing your hat into the ring and challenging the top players. 

Gaming

How close are you to being good enough to participate in esports? Watching the best competitions and most attractive fixtures is a great way to find out. You can be something other than a gaming legend to break into esports. There’s space for spectators, managers, sponsors, journalists, and more. With the top online gambling sites offering odds, specials, and bonuses, there’s even a window to involve yourself in trading and promoting.

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watching esports

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Watching

More esports fixtures are shown on television and live streaming apps than before. In fact, it has always been challenging to watch the top players, games, and competitions. Enjoy the action from the comfort of your home using a desktop computer or when on the move, thanks to an iOS or Android app.

The leading gambling apps broadcast games and competitions through their HD-quality live streams. There’s excellent coverage of the games, audio of players, expert commentary, and even in-play betting odds. The games have previews, live streams, predictions, stats, and live scores from across the board. 

Think of betting apps as having everything you need to watch and enjoy esports. What’s more, although the games are shown on live streams offered by sportsbooks, there’s no need to gamble on the outcome. If you have a registered account with an online bookie, click the live stream tab, and choose the esports fixture you wish to follow. The free coverage will be at the advertised start time.

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Playing

Esports is challenging to break into – we’ve already touched on this – but it’s by no means a closed shop. If you are a talented gamer and want to take it to the next level, there are ranking tournaments you can enter. This can be done at home or at a venue. Once you become professional, all your gaming will be done at stadiums and halls alongside other players, judges, and sometimes fans.

Leading companies sponsor the top players from all areas of business, especially tech and online gambling, and the best of the emerging talent also enjoy financial backing. You want to aim for that, but it will take work and not come in your early days of gaming. You must prove yourself good enough and dedicated before the sponsorship cash starts rolling home.

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Predictions

Do you know more about esports than your friends, family, and many other followers? It could be time to use your passion to make a profit. The top gambling apps are heavily involved in esports and have been helping to fund the industry from the early days. 

The top bookies knew just how big esports could go and are now reaping the rewards of that foresight and support. Visit an online betting app five years ago, and you will have noticed an esports betting app. It was often tucked away at the bottom of the homepage beside bandy and badminton, sports with a similar following. But all that has changed.

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Visit a betting app now, and esports is near the head of the navigation bar, holding its own in terms of popularity with horse racing and soccer, the big guns of online gambling. The best apps offer generous odds and exciting betting markets. There are many ways to wager on esports, from pre-match predictions on the winner of the fixture to in-play betting on the next game.

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