Why my dream of becoming a pro gamer ended in utter failure

Free-to-play games such as Hearthstone offer huge prize money but winning tournaments is not actually a good way to make a living, finds Alex Hern

It’s the lot of every sports fan to sit on the sofa watching their stars play and think “I could do that, if I tried” safe in the knowledge that no one is ever going to call them on that claim.

It’s no different in eSports, the world of professional video games. In fact, the temptation to cast yourself as an undiscovered star is all the greater, given the general absence of any physical feats of strength or agility.

Continue reading…

Leave a reply