I love reading about the people involved in the pro-gaming scene. Though I myself, when it comes to my skills in gaming, am not a pro-gamer, it’s nice to know that most pro-gamers are nice people who lead ordinary lives whilst playing games for profit.
PC World, a publication focusing on hardware and the latest trends in the computing world, have recently made some articles concerning pro-gamers and pro-gaming as a whole. Instead of the negative aspects of the sport, their recent article (and the previous one, about “2011: The Year Of eSports“) gives us new insight into the world of pro-gaming, and the people that populate it. Interesting reads, especially the more recent “Professional Gamers: A Day in the Life” article, highlighting three pro-gamers and how their lives are affected by participating in the world of eSports. Questions such as “Where will you be 30 years from now?” and “What do your parents/friends/co-workers think of your career choice?” dot the article, and the responses to these questions from the three (Adrian “KawaiiRice” Kwong of Team FnaticMSI, Paulo “CatZ” Vizcarra founder of ROOT Gaming, Greg “IdrA” Fields of Team Evil Geniuses) are honest, which makes for enjoyable reading.
Give the articles your attention, and remember that pro-gaming is not primarily about making money and gaining fame, but also about being in a larger community of people having fun.
More reading [via PC World]