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What it takes to be a professional gamer

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#1 jbanks

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 11:18 AM

UpCloseGamers have called in the help of gaming legends Emil ‘HeatoN’ Christensen and Abdisamad ‘SpawN’ Mohamed to find out What it takes to be a professional gamer?

This article features quotes frorm the two legends, using their experiences to help aspiring gamers and people who are learning about the eSports scene. Giving a perspective of what it takes, the essential skills needed and the work that goes into being a professional.

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"Abdisamad ‘SpawN’ Mohamed explains how he stayed dedicated “If you have the will, dedication will come very easily. I stayed very dedicated by playing a lot and learning new things from watching others play it kept me very motivated which made staying dedicated easy. Therefore, if you have the will, the rest will be simple.”

You can find the full article HERE: http://www.upclosega...amer-–-part-one
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Posted 21 September 2011 - 11:27 AM

It takes a lot of life/time.
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#3 Vaikiss

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 06:11 PM

it takes luck to find good sponsors and team
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Posted 21 September 2011 - 08:41 PM

time dude !! nothing else..
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#5 Me4onyX

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 09:08 PM

1 wise dota player once said
LUCK > SKILL
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#6 mansnicks

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 01:26 AM

What about the thing that is often said about pro-gamers? That they have no life, that they are nolifers, their social life is dead, + they have no real work or school so that they have also alot of free time. What about that? Is that true?
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Posted 22 September 2011 - 02:42 AM

#4 +1
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#8 ngazirrrrrrrrrrrrr

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 05:14 AM

ZSMJ has explained this already.
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Posted 22 September 2011 - 07:28 AM

#5 false.
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#10 Vaikiss

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 01:30 AM

#8 true story
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