Video games or now known as E-sports (Electronic Sports) was once widely considered by our older generations as a distraction & addiction. That it may delay our studies and cripple our chances at a very successful life. But with the steady growth and a booming future for the industry, is E-sports now a viable career path?
The obvious answer is Yes, especially for younger people. With tournaments popping up at a rapid pace, players can attend with ease and earn their money’s worth playing the game they love. If you don’t believe so, E-sports tournament prize pools will tell you otherwise. For example, two (2) of the most prestigious E-sport tournaments for games like Dota 2 & Counter Strike were held in October this year, with the former having a prize pool of $40 Million while the latter having only a $2 Million prize.
Winning the tournament alone not only makes you an instant millionaire but will also make you widely popular and make a brand for yourself. But winning it all is not an easy feat to achieve, like typical sports or jobs, you also need to dedicate your time to hone your skills and grind every day to perform at a high level, both physically and mentally. That is why eSports is not only “playing games behind the screen”, as it takes time to improve and master the game.
If you are, however, considering being a professional player, luckily for you that eSports is now widely considered as an official sport. When traveling for tournaments, players are usually given P1A Visas, which are visas given to “athletes” and international teams that are coming to compete in tournaments in other foreign countries.
If you are curious about how much an eSport player can earn, well it usually depends on your skill ceiling and potential. Like typical jobs, they pay you by how much they see in you and by your qualifications. You can also have sponsors from different brands especially if you’ve established yourself in the specific scene you are playing at.
With all that being said, much like typical sports, eSports players are also required to put in many hours of practice to become a pro, usually around ten (10) – twelve (12) hours a day, which just goes to show that how eSports is also a very demanding career, which also makes eSports gamers burnout even faster than athletes. Also, eSports players tend to retire early, with the norm being in the mid-’20s. The most common reasons are stress-related issues and burnouts with the rise of tournaments and constant competing and traveling. There are also financial issues for players that are not on top teams, and the lack of assurance of the career usually makes them look elsewhere for an avenue to earn.
Professional gaming is the most lucrative of the careers that eSports can offer, but it’s not the only option you have if you venture into this industry. Usually, retired players tend to go into streaming, as it is also an avenue they can also earn with them having established their names in the scene already. Of course, most eSports are team games, and with teams, they would need a staff around to help them elevate their games. There is also a choice of being the team’s coach, team’s manager, analyst, or even their social media manager. With the recently most sought out position in an eSport team being the team’s psychologist. As it is important to take care of the players’ mental state and to help the team maintain a positive atmosphere.
Not only is eSports for young professionals, but it is also for investors alike. As the industry is young and rapidly evolving, making it an exciting yet risky but potentially profitable area for investment.
If you are however looking for an area to invest in a safe environment, the real estate industry is for you, as it is common knowledge that if you do invest in a property, that its value increases over time. And no better place to invest than here in the City of Cebu. In fact, many large real estate developers have launched their projects in Cebu. With Vista Residences being one of the leading developers, the condominium arm of the country’s largest homebuilder, Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc., considered the economic opportunities in Cebu to introduce its prime condominium property, Suarez Residences Cebu.
This flagship condominium property is designed to create the ideal human habitat by responding to life’s necessities: education, business, leisure, family and is a master-planned to innovatively redefine condominium living. The project offers its master-planned studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units with the beautiful mountain, sea, and city scenery all around the tower.
Our project, Suarez Residences Cebu is a remarkable L-shaped mixed-use and premiere condominium with a shopping center, hotel, and residential hub all in one 29-storey tower located in the heart of the city at Gorordo Avenue, Cebu City, and has easy access to schools, malls, government offices, police stations, banks, and hospitals.
Vista Residences also offers ready for occupancy condo projects in Quezon City, Manila, Makati, Mandaluyong, Pasig, and Cagayan de Oro and investment-ready projects in Pasig, Taguig, Manila, Cebu, and Baguio that are strategically located within inner-city areas, in close proximity to premium universities and developed business districts.
Living in Vista Residences enables you to enjoy convenience, where everything is pretty much within walking distance or a few minutes away from the property; comfort because the project features and amenities are designed to deliver comfort at all times, which makes condo living a worthy investment; security that is 24/7 and CCTV monitoring, which makes the residents safe and secure within the property.
In line with Vista Residences’ thrust to offer convenience among its residents, it also features an AllDay Convenience Store and Coffee Project in all its projects.
Vista Residences is part of Vista Land’s roster of vertical housing brands that cater to millennials and young professionals. The other vertical brands include Camella Manors, COHO, and Crown Asia.
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