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E-sports as a Career

Hello Gamer! Are you the one playing games the whole day on your phone or your PC and the kid who is most scolded? Are you tired of hearing your mom say “Kya Karu Mai Ish Ka”? Don’t worry. We are here to save you from the jeers. Want to become a certified and professional Gamer? Let’s read the article to find where and how can we choose Esports as a career?

If you are someone who loves steady job timings along with a fixed payment, we suggest gaming isn’t the right option for you. The gaming industry as it looks isn’t that compelling. The income rate fluctuates along with the risks each gamer has to face. If you are aware of the obstacles you have to face as a professional gamer then let’s begin the journey.

How to make a career in esports in India?

To become a gamer, you first need to select a specific genre in which you would like to play games. The different genres are:

  • action
  • adventure
  • Arcade
  • Board
  • Card
  • Strategy, among others.

Once you select your genre, start practicing and playing games from the selected category. You can even stream them using Twitch, YouTube, Loco. These are online streaming apps where you can play live games and stream them. Try to create a base audience of your own. As a gamer, the better your gameplay is, the bigger your community gets.

Below we have listed the top 5 gaming communities in India.

  1. ESL India Premiership
  2. NGS Championships
  3. PUBG Mobile India
  4. U Cypher
  5. Ultimate Battle

Coming to Esports careers you can choose from in the Gaming industry are:

  • Game Designer
  • Gamer Producer
  • Game Tester
  • Game Artist
  • Game Programmer
  • Video Game Audio Engineer
  • Game Animator

Game Animator:

Have you ever experienced the swift-moving of the characters which represent you in the game with the dance, and special movements it does? The game animators are responsible for that domain. They animate pictures and objects with the help of software and make these animated objects realistic. The average salary for a game animator in India is Rs 17,675.

Video Game Audio Engineer:

The reason you can communicate with your friends inside the game, or the background music you hear from the start of a video game, all are made possible due to the audio engineers. The average salary for a video game audio engineer in India is $64159 per year.

Game Programmer:

Just like any other apps and software, games too are programmed. Starting right from the layout, to the levels and how characters will behave and move around, all are programmed. The average salary in India for a game programmer is Rs 5,79,051/year.

Game Artist:

The 2D and 3D art to be used in the games such as the scenery, background image, props, objects, is made by the game artist. The average salary for a game artist is $35,000/year.

Game Tester:

Before the official release of a game, each game goes through a testing phase. This is done by the game testers. This testing is done to ensure whether or not the game is compatible across devices, screens if there any bugs are the characters moving smoothly if the audio-video in the game in sync, and many other factors are checked by the testers before the game is officially launched for the general public. The average salary is Rs 3 LPA.

Game Producer:

The person who is responsible for all the financial transactions along with handling all the departments required to create a game is known as the game producer. These are the ones who own the copyright of the game which gets released under their banner and production house. The average salary for a video game producer in the United States is around $90,270 per year.

Game Designer:

The person who designs each phase of the game, level by level, decides which object should be placed where, when the music should start and the video should sync. All these are pre-decided by the game designer. Based on the sample design, each department starts working to create the game. The average esports player salary in India for a Video Game Designer is ₹559084.

Coming to the end of this article, we have seen what are the career options available as professional gamers in India, and apps, where we can live, stream our gameplays, how should we start planning our genre along with the salary each gaming career carries with itself. Hope to see you in the future gaming community of India.

FAQ’s on E-sports as a Career

1.   Is Esports a good career?

Yes, Esports can be a good career if you pursue it seriously and play it not just for entertainment but for a cause.

2.   Do esports players get paid?

Esports players don’t get paid regularly like an office job. The money they get is by winning in sports tournaments. Some YouTubers earn money from esports by streaming games on their youtube channels. Viewers send them super chats and join their channel. A small percentage of that amount goes to the YouTuber.

3.   How do I start a career in esports?

You can start a career in esports by first selecting your niche. Then start playing the game in that category by forming your team and practicing it daily. Take part in the competitions and tournaments being held from time to time.

4.   Who is the highest-paid gamer?

The highest-paid gamer is Johan Sundstein from Denmark.

5.   Is Esports going to be in the Olympics?

Yes, the Olympic virtual series announced that they will be hosting esports events from this year.

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