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December 14, 2004 at 8:36 pm #3661AnonymousInactive
December 14, 2004 at 10:17 pm #16612AnonymousInactive
As for professionals, there are a handful of players who would be able to claim they were truly professional, this guy http://www.fatal1ty.com/ was one of the first major prize winners and got some decent sponsorship from various gaming hardware producers.
If your just starting, expect it to take some time before you manage to make any money out of it :) (but best of luck of course…)
December 15, 2004 at 12:12 am #16613AnonymousInactive
LOL !!! :D
I don’t want to turn pro! I’ll play the leagues if I make it that far but I think I stay in development!
I just think its a part of games that will take off in the future. As it is getting more competitive and people are spending more on systems and graphics cards for these games so its a logical step for people to be able to make a money off their ability to play the games. As once the bug bites its very hard to stop playing and your always searching for that edge to make your game better. So Nvidia will want to be associated with the best players etc and money will be made.
Are you playing CS:Source Skyclad?
December 15, 2004 at 12:48 am #16614AnonymousInactive
Turning pro would be very nice indeed, i mean how cool would it be to tell people that your job is to whoop ass in games. But it think id miss the development side of things after a short while. Although, gaming is what i live for, i would still have to create a balance in order to keep me from going over the edge. Too much of anything is never a good thing.
*This said after a mammoth 10 hour Counter Strike Session,
Fingers worn down to the bone!!!*
P.S., Any Irish Clans Out There??
December 15, 2004 at 4:30 am #16615AnonymousInactive
December 15, 2004 at 9:51 am #16616AnonymousInactive
i mean how cool would it be to tell people that your job is to whoop ass in games.[/quote:9fb6e40619]
I think most people would think you’re either taking the piss or a bit of a loner. It doesn’t actually sound like a real job. Don’t think it would be much of a pickup line on a night out either. Might work on a guy I guess…
December 15, 2004 at 10:02 am #16617AnonymousInactive
Well said xero. Although id love to earn money for my “leet” fa mas head shot “skillz” in counter strike source……..woot!
December 15, 2004 at 2:50 pm #16627AnonymousInactive
December 15, 2004 at 5:13 pm #16636AnonymousInactive
I know of a few Irish clans – “Irish Rangers” used to (still do?) play TFC in the Wireplay leagues…dunno about professionally though….doubt it.
December 15, 2004 at 5:16 pm #16637AnonymousInactive
Turning pro would be very nice indeed, i mean how cool would it be to tell people that your job is to whoop ass in games. [/quote:4332fc99e1]
Turning pro might not be as good as it sounds. There is a reasonably big pro gamer circuit in korea (I may have posted a link here a while back?).
Those guys work like crazy though, to keep their skills on edge. Like, do you really want to play videogames 10hours a day, 6days a week, 50 weeks a year?
Like anything else (including game development), when you go professional it becomes *very* different than when it’s done as a hobby.
There have been pro gamers – not sure how long they last, but afaik most of their money was make from corporate sponsership from graphics card manufacturers as opposed to prize money. I remember a guy called Tresh was a pro gamer, and quite famous, used to be pretty big when people were playing quake.
P.S., Any Irish Clans Out There??[/quote:4332fc99e1]
An Irish clan would be cool![/quote:4332fc99e1]
I’m not familiar with the CS clan scene (I play solo, and only occasionally), but I’d be very surprised if there weren’t at least a few irish ones, you could ask on Boards for further information.
Actually, typing “Irish CS clan” into google brings up:
There’s 6 listed there.
Expect to have to proove your l33tness before you get in.
December 15, 2004 at 5:43 pm #16638AnonymousInactive
P.S., Any Irish Clans Out There?? [/quote:1641396910]
The Irish Guard.
Also, I would like to see other games get the attention that FPS’s get as a sport, their are much more skillful games and indeed gamers out there other than the ones who play CS online adn UT. Watch a bout between 2 Street Fighter 3 players using the parry system and you will know true skill, check out http://www.shoryuken.com for some insight. Also the most intersting of team professions in games today I think lies in titles like Warcraft 3, which is also awe inspiring if you witness a good battle or are unfortunate enough to be on the recieving end off a Korean Undead player.
Regardless I think we will see more and more of these in the next few years, I wouldn’t mind a shot at Fatal1ty myself!
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