When I first started really playing hardcore online I saw many gamertags that would have identical or similar names. It took me some time to realize these were actual gaming clans. Clans are basically teams that play online together and are usually pretty good. They have an advantage usually because they all have headsets and can communicate as a team and work together. I always thought the idea of being part of a clan was exciting.
I didn’t think I was good enough for a clan until I started getting invites to join them when they saw me play in a game. They would send me a short voice message inviting me to play a few trial games with them to see if I would be a good match for their team. I was excited when one invite was for a female clan. Unfortunately I never actually replied since they seemed like legit clans and I didn’t have the time to dedicate to competitions.
These clans will compete in worldwide competitions online and can win thousands of dollars. So if you are a parent that’s reading this blog and your child wants to be a professional gamer… it’s legit. They can make a ton of money and then they usually get offered a job to test play games in beta. Seriously… they get paid to do it, no lie.
Me next blog I think I will talk about how much gaming has to offer generations to come. The resentment some parents have against kids playing these games shocks me. I feel it’s just because the parents are not educated enough on the opportunities these games have for your children. Do your research before you knock it parents!
I really mean that with all do respect. It’s not your fault for not being educated on it. You weren’t raised with video games like my generation was and the current generation will be. When they first started to become popular it was natural for parents to not be able to relate and think negatively about them. Then… that negativity quickly passed from parent to parent and 90% had a biased opinion on video games before their kids had a chance to really even start playing them.
Liz Crawford is a technology and gaming enthusiast. She started Dungeon Dwellers to help express her geeky side. Aside from helping seniors and baby boomers during her 9-5 at a Medicare learning resource center, she enjoys blogging about upcoming tech news.