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Getting Started in Esports and Streaming

Like so much in life, the key to getting started in eSports and streaming is to turn up and do it.


The biggest difference between the people at the top and those not even being ranked is that those at the top did it, learned the ropes, improved their presentation and kept getting better.

But don’t let that put you off trying to get a foot in the door. Getting started is the first step.


According to esportz4u, the biggest names in Esports are bringing in millions and millions of dollars. No wonder the dream of becoming a pro-gamer is so popular. Not only do you get to do something you love, but you get to potentially hit the big time off the back of it as well.

Of course, it’s not as easy as signing up and cashing the cheques. You need to skills and dedication to make it happen.

Some games are single player, others are multiplayer, and you’ll have to plan your time accordingly. If you’re working as part of a team, you not only have to find the people to work with, but you’ll need to get used to each other as well. If you’re working alone, the pressure is on you to be the best you can be.

Make sure you know the scene. Learn everything you can about about what you want to do, and try and find people who know about it and learn from them too. That might mean following the biggest names on social media, or it might mean volunteering in situations that might be beneficial for you.

Most importantly – and this will be the main theme of this article – make sure that you’re actually doing something. Anything. You’ll never just be discovered. You need to work to make it happen. Also if that is not enough You can try to go to and put some prediction on teams You know might win in coming matches.


Unlike Esports, streaming is easier to get into. That is a blessing and a curse.

While it’s easier to get started, you’ve got a lot of competition, and nowadays a lot of that competition can join in just by pressing the share button on their controller.

So your first question is “what can I do differently?” Find out what sort of content you want to do, and lean into your theme. Know your stuff. If you want to play a bit of everything, make sure you’re able to do it. Also, make sure you can maintain your level of content.


Generating high quality content regularly is your best bet of finding any success as a streamer. You don’t have to be the best gamer in the world, but if you’re not you need to be entertaining. Most importantly, you need to stick with it. You’re probably not getting a sponsorship deal within hours of opening your account.


These are viable careers for some. But, just like working in any form of entertainment, you need to prove you deserve to be there. Don’t rely on luck – it won’t all be easy sailing, so the important thing is you enjoy it.

With time, effort and a bit of luck, there’s no reason you don’t at least stand a chance of being a popular Esports personality or streamer.


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blank Mat Growcott has been a long-time member of the gaming press. He's written two books and a web series, and doesn't have nearly enough time to play the games he writes about.

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