How To Make Money Playing Video Games

  • เผยแพร่เมื่อ 16 พ.ย. 2018
  • Gamers have spent an estimated $135 billion on games in 2018, according to Newzoo. But it isn't just the big-name gaming companies that are making tons of cash - the gamers are, too. Gaming enthusiasts have turned playing video games into a full-time job that can earn some of them millions of dollars before age 30. Watch the video above to see how gamers make money.
    Generally speaking there are two big ways that gamers can make money: esports and live streaming.
    In the former category, twenty-eight year old Ho Kun Xian started gaming as a young boy. He came from a poor family who managed to spare him $2 to spend on video arcades whenever he went. There he began to master the art of fighting games. Years later, he turned pro, earning thousands of dollars in prize money as a gamer.
    Xian's story highlights the burgeoning esports industry, which is minting millionaires who play video games for a living by the age of 30.
    Esports refers to competitive video gaming where teams or individuals play against each other in games such as EA's "FIFA" series or Valve Corporation's "Dota 2" for hundreds of thousands of dollars in prize money, in front of millions of viewers watching online and in physical arenas. Market research firm Newzoo forecasts the esports economy will grow to $905.6 million this year and $1.4 billion by 2020.
    While esports may be smaller than traditional sports leagues like soccer's Premier League in the U.K. or the NBA, it's growing rapidly with new jobs and careers being made.
    "I think I never thought, 'I better do this,' because even when I was 18 years old, there was no such thing as a pro gaming career, so this career didn't exist," Xian told CNBC.
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    How To Make Money Playing Video Games

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  • Keandre Gil Ducot
    Keandre Gil Ducot 5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    How to be lazy and productive simultaneously

  • Eruptionia
    Eruptionia 6 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    Showed this to my parents

    Now im living in a homeless shelter

  • Neal
    Neal 10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Do they have any idea or assistance handling that money?

  • Neal
    Neal 10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    How many hours do they spend?

  • Brand
    Brand 11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    main stream media will never be able to replicate games because theres always a new kid on the block meaning youll have to start back to square 1 when playing a new game especially if a tournament is hosted by the game creators themselves so theyll always be independent and can always deny making any tournament not official to go towards their inside league. its like EVO, only certain games get in that year.

  • idksom mobile
    idksom mobile 11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Lets see some boomers be mad cuz they cant make 300k a day
    And gen z's have better life then them

  • commander 84
    commander 84 16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    0:29 is that mark Zuckerberg !?!?!?!?

    TNON GAMING 18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    We need an ESPORT for Xenoverse

  • Nickola120 YT
    Nickola120 YT 19 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Im more of being a car enthusiast but cant drive yet, focusing on school at the moment. So I and other players around the world play racing games to satisfy our brain cells.

  • Cypher
    Cypher 21 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    Fortnite World Cup was $100 Million.

  • luke shaw701
    luke shaw701 23 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Wow $9000 again from payingmecash,wordpress,com

  • Nachannachle
    Nachannachle 24 วันที่ผ่านมา +14

    A (recent) history of Teenage's dreams:
    1970s: I want to be an accountant
    1980s: I want to be an engineer
    1990s: I want to be a businesswo/man
    2000s: I want to be a Tech entrepreneur
    2010s: I want to be a reality TV celebrity
    2020s: I want to be an E-sport player

    • RA1N
      RA1N 17 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

      vortex_bee ツ lmfao

    • vortex_bee ツ
      vortex_bee ツ 4 วันที่ผ่านมา +2

      A (recent) history of Parent’s replies:
      1970s: No
      1980s: No
      1990s: No
      2000s: No
      2010s: No
      2020s: No

  • Natsuki Rei
    Natsuki Rei 25 วันที่ผ่านมา

    My issue with this video is that it speaks of "how to make money" making out like its an easy achievement, but it is not, yes cloud9 is successful but their are hundreds of thousands of players getting scammed, used, and losing money through false promises, bad organizations, and big issues with players having any chance of ever receiving a proper income or actual money. also with sponsors, orgs, etc all taking cuts, you can have your money cut in half.

  • mad_hatter 9988
    mad_hatter 9988 28 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Out dated

    GRAY WOLF 29 วันที่ผ่านมา

    bish please my pc can't even run csgo

  • Dead
    Dead 29 วันที่ผ่านมา

    can i play minecraft with this?

  • Олександр Бутенко
    Олександр Бутенко หลายเดือนก่อน

    Athletes?? A hahaha... GAMERS!

  • the broken heart
    the broken heart หลายเดือนก่อน

    Okay I will now make an A.I that will beat these gamers

  • Brandon Brünious
    Brandon Brünious หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    This needs to be banned in Malaysia anyway...

  • Defaulti skinni
    Defaulti skinni หลายเดือนก่อน

    How to make money by playing video games
    Step 1:

  • Kyudo Kun
    Kyudo Kun หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    How to make money from videogames:
    1. Have money
    2. Have an expensive gaming setup
    3. Be good looking
    4. Spend money to advertise your Livestream
    = PROFIT!

  • •AmeL_MesiX ツ
    •AmeL_MesiX ツ หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    My dream job like playing games and earning lot of money😂

  • K1LL3RS4L1F3
    K1LL3RS4L1F3 หลายเดือนก่อน


  • Maria Za'ed
    Maria Za'ed หลายเดือนก่อน

    Any one telling this game's name I like it I wanna play

  • paranoid dulgon
    paranoid dulgon หลายเดือนก่อน

    That's what I'm talking about to my parents

  • Micheal Kristen
    Micheal Kristen หลายเดือนก่อน

    i never believed this really works until i met >interdigitalhackers,wordpress,com and they got me a hacked transfer of $15,000 they are so amazing

  • Frenzy Rea
    Frenzy Rea หลายเดือนก่อน


  • minty
    minty หลายเดือนก่อน

    Who else thought about Ralph breaks the internet when they were reading the title the iconic line "Wanna become rich playing video games?"

  • lucciano321
    lucciano321 หลายเดือนก่อน

    How to be fat >

  • Zap Ouido
    Zap Ouido หลายเดือนก่อน

    Chappy boy

  • Supertopo
    Supertopo หลายเดือนก่อน

    Check out youtube channel Supertopo and scroll a little bit down people ok?

    SONU AMIT หลายเดือนก่อน

    And here is me who can't upload a single gaming video on THclips. Please help. How can I do it in simple ways

  • Aahad Abbasi
    Aahad Abbasi หลายเดือนก่อน

    4:06 i thought these were phemale gamers but than i realized that these were chicks standing beside gamers 😂

  • Aoyama
    Aoyama หลายเดือนก่อน

    Next video: How boy stands still and became rich

  • Mr.Jewels The 99th
    Mr.Jewels The 99th หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    10 year old uNDerATEd Fortnite players take notes

  • Dank Lord
    Dank Lord หลายเดือนก่อน

    The largest e sports competition prize pool is Fortnite World Cup with 30million $

  • sy go
    sy go หลายเดือนก่อน

    When you show your mom this this is fake no mom it is real you can make a THclips video and a Twich

  • Bang Yonguk
    Bang Yonguk หลายเดือนก่อน

    Me watching this After playing R6 Siege

  • lofi kasu
    lofi kasu หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    -Fortnite announcer when bugha won 3 million dollars

  • Anay Garodia
    Anay Garodia หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    All praise Lord Bugha

  • lHydral
    lHydral หลายเดือนก่อน

    You will NEVER be as good as other gamers if you don't have a passion for it...

  • DeltaXTotoro
    DeltaXTotoro หลายเดือนก่อน

    I wanna be an e sports player but I’m only 10 ;-;

  • Cesar
    Cesar หลายเดือนก่อน

    Pretty cool. But please, let’s not call them athletes🤦🏻‍♂️

    • TezZ
      TezZ หลายเดือนก่อน

      Why not though? That's exactly what they are from a legal point, no?

  • Jacob Hammond
    Jacob Hammond 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    US Air Force is smart for sponsoring, considering that most of the esports audience is young. Which gets them more enlistments.

  • Denise Barnes
    Denise Barnes 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

  • MD Imran
    MD Imran 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    How to make "money" playing games
    Stream on *twitch*
    Just hope for *Mrbeast* to show up

  • Elisha Nissi
    Elisha Nissi 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    Yeah its true.. I'm 19 and I have over $2 million

    • DeMi Fear
      DeMi Fear หลายเดือนก่อน

      Elisha Nissi 🧢

    • Black Man
      Black Man หลายเดือนก่อน +1


  • Chelsella
    Chelsella 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Yo I know it’s annoying but can y’all sub to me. Or you can follow my twitch Chelsella_Snipez04 you don’t have to but I really want to grow without paying for follows on twitch. I’ll also shoutout on my streams if you join and promo you channel.

  • Elijah Peller
    Elijah Peller 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    This is the definition of not having a life

  • mario bross
    mario bross 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

  • Les Campbell
    Les Campbell 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Lifi Lighting is looking at sponsoring gamers ... Lifi Lighting is LED lights that provide internet and provide latency speeds that are 1/3 of the typical Wifi system.. So instead of having a latency of 3ms with Lifi Lighting you run at 1ms ... shoot an email with a little about your self to as we will be choosing who to sponsor in the next 30days

  • Ahmed Ramy
    Ahmed Ramy 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Thats FUKCEN CRAZY !

  • X_TJS
    X_TJS 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Where's mine in here

  • Battleship Warspite2001
    Battleship Warspite2001 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I join royal navy which is better jobs then THclips gaming
    Plus army,air force, navy is best jobs ever
    THclips gamer is for no life

  • Ku9Arc
    Ku9Arc 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Ok first I have to get good at the game...

    Ok ok

  • Jacob Bon
    Jacob Bon 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I’ll figure it out

  • Nhlakanipho Makhanya
    Nhlakanipho Makhanya 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    we need this in south africa asinamali asisebenzi

  • Jagdish Singh
    Jagdish Singh 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    From now you will get $5142 you can buy many things in your daily life
    through this link:

    ZEURO 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Hmmm hmmm hmmm. 🤔..............................

  • memer world
    memer world 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    7/9 year old start to play dota 2 because 32m prize pool if you are 16 you will be like pro dota 2 in the world