eSports Gaming Guides: How to Get Paid for Playing Popular Games

Many of us dream of making money playing video games, but you can make that dream a reality. No matter which video game you love, there is a way to make money from it.

Each of our game guides will take you through different strategies of getting paid, from live streaming for money to becoming a professional gamer or betting on eSports.

Here are our guides to making money from all your favorite titles.

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Apex Legends

Learn how to make money playing this popular Battle Royale shooter game.

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Call of Duty

With Call of Duty: Cold War due out in fall this year, there are plenty of opportunities to earn money playing the COD series.

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

This popular first-person shooter game is big in the eSports world and also offers great streaming opportunities for real money.

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Dota 2

Dota 2 is the biggest eSport based on the prize pool size. There is a huge amount of money in this game, so learn how to get paid to play!

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FIFA 20

With over 5.5 million followers on Twitch, there is a huge streaming audience for FIFA. It is also popular to bet on as an eSport as it is comparable to a real soccer game.

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Fortnite

You must have heard of Kyle Giersdorf, the 16-year-old who won $3 million at a Fortnite competition.[1] Discover how you too can make a living from Fortnite.

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Hearthstone

The collectable card game Hearthstone has 100 million players. Earn an income playing the game as a streamer or enter tournaments.

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League of Legends

The most popular game in eSports, LoL, has a huge audience and massive money-making potential. Here are all the ways that you can be paid to play.

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NBA 2k

A joint venture between the NBA and Take-Two Interactive gave rise to the NBA 2K eSports League. Pro players can earn $33,000 – $37,000 over the season! Sound good? Keep reading.

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Overwatch

This futuristic six vs. six team-based shooter game pays out a $50,000+ salary plus prize funds to pro players. Make money playing Overwatch!

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

This Battle Royale shooter game has up to 100 players competing in a single match. Learn how you can earn money from playing this epic game.

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Rocket League

This virtual soccer game with rocket-powered cars may seem lighthearted, but there are Rocket League pro players and streamers earning a pretty penny. Join them!

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StarCraft II

The top female gamer, Sasha ‘Scarlett’ Hostyn, is a Starcraft II player. She found fame and fortune after winning an online event for amateur players – could you do the same?

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Street Fighter

The 1991 Street Figher was a turning point in eSports, and the game is still popular today! Find out how you can become a paid player.

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Valorant

New for 2020, Valorant is Riot’s latest game aimed at more traditional and hardcore gamers. Despite being new, it is expected to be the next major eSport.