Why is Pro Gaming just as valid as a White-collar job?


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Ever thought of becoming a professional gamer for your future career? Nowadays, young people may wish to become professional gamers, because it’s almost like a dream job for them. And why wouldn’t they? The gaming world can give that sense of personal achievement and satisfaction that the physical world can’t. Going professional gives them a chance to join a team that shares the same passion and opens up different opportunities, while allowing them to have fun doing what they love!

Financially, entering the e-sports industry costs significantly less, in comparison to other sports. The equipment and training for physical sports is way more expensive compared to the equipment and training required for e-sports. You usually wouldn’t need anything extra as most households already have a computer setup or a laptop ready for you to start gaming. I mean, who doesn’t play games nowadays?


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And I know what you’re thinking- Isn’t gaming just a waste of time? No! Gaming definitely has its benefits, especially if you decide to go pro. First of all, if you do decide to be a professional gamer, you could potentially receive collegiate scholarships. There are a lot of colleges nowadays that feature E-Sports scholarship programs, due to the gaming industry going on the rise. This means less of a financial burden for your higher education! (Use this to persuade your parents to let you play games more *wink wink*). Not only that, gaming in itself helps develop a person’s communication and leadership skills. It also teaches skills that can only be learned outside of a classroom; such as teamwork and problem-solving skills. This especially applies for multiplayer games, since players