How to Earn Money Playing FIFA
The release of FIFA 21 is just around the corner, meaning there are excellent opportunites to make some money as you play.
Do you have what it takes to become a professional FIFA player? If not, why don’t you start betting on the outcome of events instead? Alternatively, you could become a FIFA streamer or coach.
Werever your skills and interests lie, if you have a love for this soccer game there is a way to make money from it. Here’s how.
The best way to start earning money while perfecting your play is to become a paid FIFA streamer. This is an ideal beginner’s route as absolutely anyone can start a live stream with the right equipment, decent skill level, and an entertaining character.
There are several ways that streamers monetize their content and earn an income. The majority start by putting paid ads on their channels and receiving money from fan donations and subscriptions.
Once your channel takes off, brand sponsorship is another way to boost your income while playing FIFA.
Edwin ‘Castro_1021’ Castro is a respected streamer who became famous from his FIFA live streams. Castro uses the streaming platform Twitch where he has accrued nearly 2.5 million followers and 21,000 subscribers. He also has a YouTube channel alongside this which also earns him additional income.
His net worth? $3 million!
Of this, it is approximately $630,000 per year he makes from streaming on Twitch alone.
It will take a while to build up an audience this size, but the market is there. With FIFA 21 due out soon, now would be the perfect time to start making money as a streamer.
Competing in eSports Events
You might think you have not got a chance in hell to become a pro gamer. However, if you have a talent for playing FIFA, entering and competing in eSports tournaments for money might not be that far fetched.
If wanting to compete in tournaments, your first goal should be to enter the ePremiere League. You need to qualify by getting 27 wins in a satellite tournament and you could be in for a shot.
Once you’re at the top, what can you expect?
Let’s take a look at Donovan ‘TekKz’ Hunt who is considered to be the top professional FIFA player. This guy may only be a teen, but he’s well-known in the FIFA community for being a five-time FIFA Ultimate Team Championship Cup winner. He won $378,000 in prize funds from FIFA 18, 19, and 20 tournaments.
However, professional FIFA players get paid far more than just their winnings – they also receive a salary if sponsored by an eSports team.
Do you have what it takes?
Betting on Pro FIFA Games
Only around 100 top gamers will make it to play in professional FIFA tournaments, but why should the rest of us miss out on the fun? Get involved in the action and make money by betting on FIFA games.
Luckily, betting on eSports events could not be any easier.
Many US states have legalized online sports betting since the annulment of PASPA in 2018, with many internet sportsbooks offering eSports wagers. The increasingly popular option is mobile eSports betting, meaning you can bet on FIFA tournaments from anywhere using your mobile phone.
Betting on FIFA is easier than most eSports as the betting options are comparable to a regular soccer game. This makes it familiar and easy to pick up. Expect to find all the usual wagers such as:
- Match outcome
- Correct score
- Both teams to score
- Totals goals
The main FIFA tournament of the year is the FIFA eWorld Cup which is hosted through a partnership with EA Sports. There is also the eMajor League Soccer (EMLS) which is a leading North American FIFA event.
As well as these two top events, several other FIFA eSports competitions are going on across the globe each year. This gives you plenty of betting options and a way to turn your passion into pennies.
With top FIFA players making thousands every month, everyone wants to become one. This means becoming a FIFA coach offering lessons to those wanting to perfect their play is now a viable job.
Not anyone can coach FIFA – you need to be highly skilled at the game.
Setting your rates is also important for success. When starting out, $10 – $20 per hour is standard. However, you can soon increase your cost once you build a reputation.
For other ways that you can make money from video games such as game development, testing, and selling merch, go to our homepage.
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Yes, you can make money playing FIFA. You can stream FIFA live as you play and earn money from advertisements, subscriptions, and more. You can also compete in paid tournaments, bet on FIFA eSports events, or coach other players.
Castro makes around $630,000 per year from streaming FIFA on Twitch. He also earns money from his YouTube channel and other streams.
The best FIFA eSports player is eighteen-year-old TekKz. He has won the Ultimate Team Championship Cup five times and won over $375,000 as prize funds.
The FIFA 20 prize pool is $3 million spread over the Global Series Tournaments. Usual winnings for first place in top tournaments are around $50,000 – $70,000