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Esports betting for a living?

When you enter the world of esports betting you do it for two reasons: to have fun and win money.

As you might expect the having fun part is the easier of the two. This is because people often have fun not just when they are winning, but also when they are losing. If they didn’t enjoy this, why would they come over and over again to place their wagers on their favourite esports teams. The reality is that esports betting is one of the most exhilarating forms of betting and punters often don’t even care if they win or lose as long as they follow a thrilling Counter Strike: Global Offensive or Dota 2 contests.

If you want to bet on esports for a living, it must be treated as a job. It is no longer something you do on weekends, or when you have a few friends over. You must eat, sleep, and breathe esports – esports betting, esports content, esports coverage, esports statistics. You need to be connected because this is your job now.

Even if you’re unfamiliar with esports betting, it’s pretty easy to get into. Just like betting on anything, there’s variance, but try not to look at it as a game of chance. It’s a game of skill, just like the games you’d be betting on.

Being the best esports wager-er means a little knowledge, a little cunning, a lot of skill, and the tiniest pinch of brass balls.

What Betting On Esports For A Living Is Not

Betting on esports for a living is hard work. It is not easy. If you are exceptionally good at betting, then you may find it to be easier than other possible careers. However, it will never be easy. You will have to work at it. This work may look different for everyone. For some people, the work will be placing the bets when the games go live. For others, the work will be keeping track of where money is going. For a large majority, the work will be staying disciplined. If you want to make money for doing nothing, you’ll need to be a stunningly beautiful person with a webcam or invest in real estate. Esports betting is not your way out.

The Start-Up Cost

The most important thing about betting on esports for a living is something everyone seems to forget about: you need to spend money to make money, as the aphorism goes. You need to have money to put down, and you need that money to grow. You don’t necessarily need a thousand dollars to begin, but it would be safer than starting with twenty. The larger the amount of money that you begin with, the more money you will have to lose. Even the best bettor in the world will lose.

Moreover, not all the money you make will be profit. If you want to make more money, you need to make bigger bets. If you want to make bigger bets, you need to spend more money. That’s a simple fact, that we all know.


If esports betting for a living is your dream, go out and chase it. By all means, you can do it. I believe in you, and I believe in esports. However, do not go into it blind. Consider again the kid who wants to be a rockstar. He might be the greatest guitar player in the world, but did he ever consider how he was going to get his album distributed? The answer is often a disheartened no.