What are the requirements to become a professional FIFA esports player? They are pretty simple. You need to be good at playing FIFA, and you need to have the skills and time it takes to qualify for tournaments. That’s about it!
If you want more information on how this works, keep reading below:
What is a professional FIFA player? I’ll start with what pro FIFA player is not: It’s not just any gamer who has been playing for a few years and happens to win some major tournament. Pro players put in hours of play each day, focus on practice drills that improve their game, and usually team up with other pros so they can train together or scrimmage against one another. A lot of pro gamers also coach newbies who want to improve, so you might see them streaming instruction videos. In fact, there are many professional FUT gamers on Twitch who have thousands of viewers!
What are the requirements?
The most important thing for any aspiring pro FIFA gamer is time commitment. Not only do you need to be good at gaming (duh), but since tournaments now happen multiple times each week during the year, gamers need to devote considerable amounts of their time to practicing for those events.
How much money can you earn?
As with any professional sport, you can count on the minimum league salaries to range from $12,500 per season (if you’re in China) to around $300,000 for players who are among the best in the world. The best players in the world get paid a lot more than that, of course. Expect them to earn at least $500,000 per year doing what they do best. If you’re just starting out as a pro FIFA gamer, don’t expect to earn the same amount of money that the top players make. Those dudes are good!
Will I get rich playing FIFA Ultimate Team?
That’s tough to say because esports earnings are inconsistent across various games and players. Let’s just say that if you’re not earning $300,000 per year after five or six years of practice and tournament play, then you should probably consider doing something else to make money. However, it is important to say most of the gamers are quite disappointed in the prize money. It is way too less in their opinion and they got a solid point.
What are the risks involved?
For FIFA especially, there is no physical risk involved…but your dignity might take a bit of a beating. For pro FIFA gamers, losing is part of the deal. Losing to a top ranked team, or losing in the face of tens of thousands of viewers watching online are parts of being a high-level pro gamer. If you’re just starting out, don’t expect cheerleaders, parades and other awards shows because you lost your first tournament.
What should I look for in a pro FIFA gaming team?
Not all professional FIFA teams are the same. Some practice day and night to improve their skills, while others might use them as a way to make money — but won’t put in the time it takes to compete with other top ranked esports teams. You’ll need to decide what’s important to you before you sign with a team. Anyway, mostly the teams will contact you after they see you are in the Top 100 of FUT.
What is FIFA Ultimate Team?
FUT is a mode in FIFA where players can buy, trade, and sell cards to build the best possible “Ultimate Team.” As with any sport…there have been some people who have cheated at this game by using bots or other nefarious means to gain an edge on the competition. This is where most gamers get their start and see if they have what it takes to be a pro FIFA player.
There’s more I could write about, but that’s all you really need to know for now. If you’re just getting started as a FIFA gamer and you’re wondering how to become a professional, keep this guide handy for reference.
If you have any questions about pro FIFA, leave them in the comments below so I can address them!
I hope you have learned something new about how to become a professional FIFA gamer. Now that you know all of this information why not play some FUT games and try to join an amateur team?