Back in the day, all you would hear about video games was mostly negative. How gaming too much can cause addiction, violence and so on. But as time went on and video games got better and better, people’s opinions changed. With gaming as a viable career nowadays, video games are not looked down upon anymore (as much). Gaming and entertainment are one of the biggest industries today, and naturally, we’re all consumers on a daily basis, and whether we know it or not, influenced by it every single day of our lives.

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Gaming eSports

It’s 2019, and basically, everything is a job at this point. Including making money from video games. Whether it be eSports, game development, game testing or anything else, you are indeed able to make money from video games. There are people making literally  MILLIONS of dollars a year just by playing video games. In some cases, in eSports (Games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, Dota 2, etc) there are teams that buy and sell their players just like in regular sports. Competing at tournaments, organizing exhibition matches and such, and making loads of money from it. For example, the prize pool for Dota 2’s The International in 2018 was over $25 million. Now that’s insane. So you can imagine that the only thing on the minds of players who compete in eSports is gaming.

Video Game Development And Testing

As the gaming industry became one of the biggest industries in the world today, there are development studios popping up each day. And recently, Indie Game studios have made a dent in the industry of Triple-A giants. You can literally sit at home, make your own video game, and if you’re lucky you’ll get rich. Perfect examples of this are games like Minecraft and Stardew Valley. Games made by a single person which became so popular among the gaming community that the creators got filthy rich. Now, someone’s gotta test these games, right? But video game testing is not what you might think. You’re not sitting around each day just playing through the game and enjoying. No, you’re trying to break it and find bugs and exploits. So it may not be as fun as it sounds, but you’re still working with video games and making them better for people who are playing them.

 

In conclusion, the 21st century is awesome! Making money by playing video games is something all gamers wanted to see happen. Gaming is basically a lifelong mission for the people in eSports and video game development. And the industry is growing, so who knows what we can expect in the future?

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