How to Get Into E-Sports & Competitive Gaming

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Did someone from your work invite you to have some fun with them while playing some E-sports and/or competitive games? If so, you might be completely overwhelmed and confused by the amount of information you read online, which might have caused you to wonder – what are E-sports and competitive games?

As the name implies, E-sports are basically games such as FIFA or PES where you operate in a team of your choosing against another team that a different person chooses. On the other hand, competitive gaming means that you’ll be playing in a team (or on your own) against a different team of people in franchises such as World of Warcraft (WoW) or League of Legends (LoL).

And, if you are thinking about getting into the world of E-sports and competitive gaming, you might need some tips that can help you get started. If so, you should not worry anymore, this article has got your back! Let’s take a closer look at the 6 tips that will help you with getting into this new hobby:

1. You’ll First Need to Choose a Genre And Game

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Now, you might already know what genre and game you want to enjoy, however, if not, you might want to consider the ones some of your friends are playing or some of the most popular ones that are being played at the moment. The most popular genres include FPS, RTS, MOBA, sports, and fighting.

Once you determine what genre you want to enjoy, your next step will be to choose the game. Naturally, you’ll want to try a few of them out before focusing on improving your skills for one, a particular thing. By trying different options, you’ll learn what you enjoy, which means that you’ll be motivated to get better.

2. Should I Choose a Console or PC?

After you determine what suits your skills and needs, you’ll also need to pick the platform you’ll be playing on. Now, there are really two choices – choosing to play over a console such as PS4 or a computer. Personally, I find it difficult to enjoy first-person shooter games over a console since it is more difficult to control the character while in combat.

However, some of my friends are extremely good at FPS’ on consoles – which is also why I avoid playing with them. Hence, ensure that you try both of your options and determine which option might be more suitable for you. Keep in mind, you’ll want to choose the option that is more suitable and comfortable for you and another important thing to do is to get the right setup and hardware.

3. Learn Everything There is About The Franchise

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It does not really matter how good or bad you are at playing particular games, you must learn everything there is about them. This is why you should watch tutorials, read different guides, and you should also watch some walkthrough videos that will perfectly show you different strategies.

All of this can help you with improving your skills, but more importantly, it will help you with understanding how everything functions – which is the key to getting better and better every time you play it. Hence, once you are done with the aforementioned steps, learn everything there is about the franchise you chose to enjoy.

4. Hiring a Coach is Possible

A lot of beginners do not realize that hiring a gaming coach is possible. There are various websites such as that offer such services. However, what does hiring a coach exactly mean? Well, by opting for these services, you’ll get a coach that can help you with understanding everything better – but it does not stop there.

Hiring a coach also means that they’ll provide useful tips and tricks, they can help you improve your skills, and more importantly, they can give you useful advice that you can successfully utilize when battling other people or teams. Additionally, there are gaming boosts that you can get, all of which will help you advance faster in the game.

5. Practice Does Make Perfect

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Just as you needed to practice riding a bike when you were little, you’ll need to practice as much as you can, especially if you want to be a successful gamer. Of course, this does not mean that you should be on your computer 24/7 since you won’t want to neglect your other responsibilities.

Instead, you’ll want to create a practice schedule. Hence, when you are done with your job and chores, you can use some of your free time for practicing. Why should you do this? It is quite simple, it will allow you to focus on the game, instead of, for example, playing the game while thinking about that work project you need to finish.

6. Join a Community

The Internet is a wonderful thing, especially since it offers us a lot of resources. One of those resources is gaming communities. Yes, it is true, you’ll be able to find a community for whatever game you choose. Why should you join a community? Well, you’ll get endless tips, tricks, and advice.

For instance, if you are stuck on a particular level, you can turn to the online community for help. By simply asking them a question, you’ll get endless tips and advice, all of which will help you proceed further. Additionally, almost all people in such online communities are willing to help, hence, do not be afraid to ask for assistance when needed.


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So, there you have it – there are some things that you need to keep in mind in order to get into the entire world of E-sports and competitive gaming. And, if you choose to follow some or all of the aforementioned tips, you’ll make the entire process easier, less time-consuming, and more importantly more fun.

Hence, now that you are aware of all the things you can and definitely should choose to do, you might not want to lose any more of your time. Instead, return to the beginning of the article and start with the first tip we mentioned – which is choosing a genre and game that suits your needs.