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How To Make Money Playing Video Games - Part 1

In 2018, it has never been more possible than right now to make money playing video games. You may be asking yourself, how in the heck can I make money playing video games? In fact, there are numerous ways one can start making money by playing a video game, and today we will be going over our first way.


Get good, find tournaments, leagues, and other events. Play and win. Sound simple enough? Well, in order to make money winning events, you first have to decide what game you want to devote yourself to. Fortnite, Madden, and Call of Duty are all great options, that all have a large competitive scene (large amount of players that play for prizes). Once you’ve decided on your game of choice, you need to start practicing. As often as you possibly can, because the players that you’ll face off against in events are practicing every chance they get.

How To Get Started?

Now you may have found your chosen game, have been practicing a bunch and your ready for competitions, but where do you go to play? Below we have listed out four great places to get started on playing video games for money. Each of these locations have a wide variety of tournaments to choose from and are easy to get involved with.

Major League Gaming

Major League Gaming is one of the first organizations we have personally got involved with. They organize events called "GameBattles" which are ONLINE tournaments and seasons for specific games. It is very easy to set up an account and they have great support staff. We would highly recommend MLG.

Players Lounge

Players Lounge is a new experience to us, but some of their features are very interesting. Players Lounge host ONLINE tournaments, but unlike the other platforms, Players Lounge holds tournaments with large prizes, at the cost of a higher entry fee of course. If you are ready for higher stakes playing, then Players Lounge may be the spot for you. 

UMG Gaming

UMG gaming is a very well respected organization that sets up and runs great ONLINE video game tournaments. They have a great verification process to ensure that you are the one who receives the winnings, which we appreciated. We would highly recommend UMG Gaming.

Power Up Gaming

Inside Power Up Gaming, we host tournaments every Saturday morning. Fortnite, Madden, and many other games will be hosted every single week for cash payouts. We are also on the brink of developing an Esports Team to play against other teams across the world in today's top games. Give us a call at 209-343-8411 for more details on all of our events!

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