What Does It Take To Become a Professional Gamer?

Meet Team Dignitas, a professional League of Legends Team from Long Beach, California. Ever wished you could get paid to play video games all day? Well, these guys do just that — but it’s not as easy as it seems. Connect with WD VENTITO for more great gaming stories. Visit and join the conversation at WD Ventito: Follow WD Ventito on Instagram: Join the conversation on Twitter: I didn't really like that much at first there's really no reward to it except personal you know after just consistently playing with friends I do need to love the game took me about eight months to start getting a solid foundation mantis karlin/des skipping class they introduced a million dollar reward at the end if you won the world championship so at that point was when I ended up joining Team Dignitas saying yeah I want to be a part of this the 20 year old dream it's like moving to a house and just like video games all day everyone on the team is just like cool guys they're all hilarious with League of Legends there's just so many different paths that it can take like a game can unravel in…

A Day in the Life of a Professional Gamer

“What do professional gamers do all day? Team Dignitas shares a day in the life of their pursuit of Leagu of Legends glory. Connect with WD VENTITO for more great gaming stories. Visit and join the conversation at WD Ventito: Follow WD Ventito on Instagram: Join the conversation on Twitter: typically I wake up in it's around 10:30 take a shower come downstairs we already have these two players are bottling cutiepie kiwi-kid up since probably eight or so do okay with each other you like to stream early in the morning so they've been playing since 8:00 and the other two planners already up there playing till twelve we come back at break eat lunch and then start our actual scrim scheduled at 2 p.m. from 2:00 to 4:00 we play one team or two sticks we play another team six like 6:30 we break down what happened then if there's any problems with that and 6:30 to 8:00 we break for dinner they come back at 8:00 play till 10:00 and that's the end of our official scheduled games against other teams typically what happens afterwards is each individual person goes and plays solo queue for like two…

The Glamorous Life of a Pro Gamer

At age 20, professional gamer Michael Schmale had it all: a steady salary, a team mansion overlooking Hollywood and a chef, personal trainer, coach and team manager who were all there to help him play at his best. But the job came with plenty of uncertainties too. This is the first episode of “Next Jobs”, a new series about careers of the future hosted by Bloomberg Technology’s Aki Ito. Video by David Nicholson and Victoria Blackburne-Daniell —————- Bloomberg is the First Word in business news, delivering breaking news & analysis, up-to-the-minute market data, features, profiles and more: Connect with us on… Twitter: Facebook: Instagram: just imagine living in this 15 million dollar home your pay to steady salary supported by a whole team of staff whose sole purpose is to get you to play at your best and if you don't perform you're cut from the team here we go round three round three and keep it going no breaks if you think this sounds like the life of a pro athlete you'd be right kind of stop your bitching it's the life of the sports player of the future live by the lucky few today as technology replaces old…