Category: Pro-gamers

Pro-gamer’s Life (Grade)

The life of a pro-gamers is not very pleasant. Most players start playing games for fun, but when it becomes one’s job, it starts to become stressful. In order to be a famous pro-gamer, one must play at least ten to fifteen hours a day and give up everything; therefore, most of the pro-gamers do not have girlfriends. Even though, a person does something they like, it is very difficult to do it for a long time, which makes pro-gamer a strenuous job. Also, pro-gamers are not able to keep their job for a long time because of their physical difficulties. Thus, pro-gamer is not an easy job that everyone can handle.

Many people do not respect pro-gamer as a job because it is nothing related to academics. They think that players are happy as they play the game. However, when it comes to winning and losing in a tournament to earn their living, the players begin to feel pressured, which makes game no longer fun. Most importantly, there are thousands of people who are trying out to become a pro-gamer; nevertheless, only about three out of thousand people become become a professional. Therefore, one must have a lot of effort to accomplish his or her goals.

As soon as one become a pro-gamer, they believe that they could win every tournaments and receive enough money from the sponsors. Nonetheless, this is not true because every other pro-gamers spend same or more time on games, which makes everyone very challenging to play. Most of times, one pro-gamer defeats everyone and receives all the prizes. Therefore, pro-gamers are not able to win a lot of tournaments, which makes them lose their jobs very easily.

The most stressful part of pro-gamer is that they do not have time to spend with their family and friends. During the whole year, they only visit their home for a week, which gives that hard time to live without their parents. Some netizens say that it would be nice to be away from their parents; however pro-gamers are suffering from not meeting their family for a long time. Therefore, pro-gamer is not an easy job as one think it is.

The life of pro-gamer can be considered as the life in Brave New World. The pro-gamers are all occupied by computer and they are conditioned to only play games during their life. In Brave New World people are occupied with soma and sexual relationship and they are already conditioned to be what they are. For pro-gamers, they do not have enough time to spend alone and think for themselves because they have constantly play games until they go to bed. The same situation is shown in Brave New World because they do not have the time to think about general ideas. Thus, there are many similarities between Brave New World and pro-gamer’s life.


This is in Korean, but it is very informative

This one is not



Since 1999 in Korea, there has been a television channel for computer games called Ongamenet. The purpose of the channel is to have professional gamers play against each other until there is one person left to win a tournament. Most of the times, games such as Starcraft and Warcraft has been played in Ongamenet. Interestingly in the tournaments, the players mainly did not aim for the championship prizes, instead they just wanted to have fun while they are playing games. However, in April sixteenth, police found out that some players were paid to fix matches with illegal betting. I was disappointed.

The some people in Korea view the incident unacceptable and they believe that the game program is now untrustworthy; therefore it should be shutdown. However, majority of the people trust the program, so there is a scarce possibility that it would be shutdown. Due to the conflict most people question, “Why might the famous pro-gamers who receive about hundred million won each year, want to risk their job by match-fixing and earning only one million won per game.” I had the same question. I found out that pro-gamers are not able to keep their job for a very long time due to their physical problems; therefore, they wanted to earn as much money as possible while they can work. In my opinion, the pro-gamers were not matured enough to control the temptation toward money. However, the netizens believe that all the pro-gamers are like the ones who fixed the games and they should all go to jail. I think differently and I trust the other players who did not fix the games or illegally betted. Even for the players who fixed the match, they should have another opportunity to prove that they are better people. I am sure that they have learned their lesson from the criticism they got from the world.

It was not only the netizens who were angry at the player, there were also old pro-gamers who were exceedingly infuriated by the accident. Most of the people believe that the old pro-gamers have the right to be angry because they were the ones who made the game program possible and created jobs for the current pro-gamers. I agree, if it was not for the old pro-gamers, Ongamenet should have not existed because they could not get popularity among the world. Also, they worked diligently and made game fun for everyone; however the players who fixed the game just ruined all the hard work. Therefore, the players who fixed matches should beg for forgiveness from the old gamers.