Can You Make Money Playing Video Games?
These days, a lot of people are looking for additional income or a new line of work. Is playing video games for a living something to pursue, and how do you make it happen in Aroostook County, Maine?
A great place to start is at NMCC Falcon Esports. They don’t play for money, but the experience is for a lifetime, and if so desired, could lead to playing for prizes in other leagues.
NMCC Falcon Esports
NMCC Falcon Esports
Learning About Esports at NMCC
Chris Perry is the NMCC Falcon Esports Coordinator at Northern Maine Community College. The program started on campus in October 2019. The team competes in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) in games ranging from sports, fantasy and first-person formats.
One of the goals of the NMCC Falcons is to give the students the chance to develop in a structured environment. “We don’t play for money. We don’t have sponsors yet. We’re still looking into that, Perry said. “When they go play in other leagues, there are sponsors. That’s where a majority of the money would come from is sponsorship.”
How Much Money Can You Make Gaming?
The kind of money you can make playing video games depends on the event. “Take for example Blizzard, Activision, said Perry. “They have tournaments where cash prizes could be up to a quarter million dollars per team. We had one team do really well – that was our Madden team. if you’re good enough, you could get in the Madden tournament and the Madden tournament can pay out anywhere up to $100,000.”
How Can Players Go on to Play for a Living?
Perry said some Falcons players have gone on to compete in tournaments where they have a chance to win money or prizes, “Some have played in other leagues. Some leagues have monetary value depending on where you finish.” Can they make a living at it? “If they’re good enough they can.”
Dedication and talent goes a long way when it comes to making money from playing video games. “If you are interested in esports, we’ll bring you in,” explained Perry. “If a student comes in and wants to play, they start playing and they show a lot of talent, they can reach out to other leagues who might have teams looking for other members.”
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