eSports and gaming have become extremely popular. India's new-found success on the international level has inspired a number of people to join, and try their hands at eSports. But how does one start their eSports journey? What are the initial steps? Well, we have compiled a list on how to start your eSports journey. So, without any further ado, let's get started.
How to Start Your eSports Journey?
Pick a Game
The first step to becoming an eSports player is picking a game. There are a number of games out there across genres, but it is very tempting to try out the most popular game. However, this is not a very good idea, and there is a reason for it.
A popular game will have a very big player base. Some players might already be trying to start their eSports journey. It can be very difficult for a newcomer to eliminate the competition, and get noticed.
On the other hand, there is an advantage to it as well. Multiple tournaments and scrims are targetted towards the popular games, even at a very small and local level. This might give you an early exposure to the world of competitive gaming, but success in this is still not guaranteed.
Choose Your Niche
The current trending games list is filled with shooting games, and games designed around mechanical combat. It is very easy to think this is what gaming is all about, if you do not have much knowledge. Before settling on a game to start your eSports journey, try different genres, along with single player games.
Single player games help you create a strong muscle memory and hand-eye coordination, which will help you in multiplayer games. Also, losing in multiplayer games can be disheartening, but losing in a single player games means you can immediately start again without losing any ranking.
Connect with the Communities
Every game has a separate community on multiple platforms like Twitch, Discord, and Facebook Gaming. Connecting with these communities will keep you updated about the rankings and news about the game. You can also get information about any upcoming tournaments. Since the eSports is completely online, you can participate remotely.
Participate in Tournaments
Tournaments can give you an early, and well-needed, exposure to competitive gaming. Some of these tournaments are also the scouting grounds for future players. Performing well in these tournaments can help you get noticed, and be a prominent part of the gaming community.
These were some of the steps that you can follow to start your esports journey. For more interesting stories, keep an eye on Techburner.