Updated and expanded version for 2019 We all have questions connected to gaming: “How can I become a professional esports player?” “How can I make a living playing esports?” “What is the lifespan of an esports game?” “What are the most popular esports?” These are just some of the questions I have been asked over the last five years. With the boom of the esports industry, everyone wants to know how they can be part of it. In this book, I have answered those questions, and dozens more, based on my years of experience working in the professional esports scene as a team manager. In this book, you will find no topic was off limits. I talk about the past, present, and future of esports and different aspects of the professional gaming industry at large. Related games: Fortnite, League of Legends, Dota 2, FIFA, Overwatch, CS:GO, Clash Royale, Hearthstone and F1 series 1. Language: English. Narrator: Owen Mitchells. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/177430/bk_acx0_177430_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Andrew "Zyori" Campbell's journey from college student to successful Dota 2 caster was not an easy path. It took determination, perseverance, and repeatedly recommitting to his dream for him to navigate his way through the esports industry.In Surviving Esports, Zyori reveals both the personal and professional development required to hack it in a highly competitive landscape. Zyori's story criss-crosses the globe, taking us around the world, through cyber-bullying, a life-changing haircut, and possibly the most poorly planned Dota 2 tournament in history.At times charming and at others painful, Zyori never holds back in his reflections on becoming a successful commentator for multiple games. If you've ever wondered what it takes to make it in esports, this audiobook provides unparalleled insights. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew M. Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/173962/bk_acx0_173962_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Close-Up Look at the Global Phenomenon of Competitive Video Gaming Esports is one of the fastest growing - and most cutthroat - industries in the world. A confluence of technology, culture, and determination has made this possible. Players around the world compete for millions of dollars in prize money, and companies like Amazon, Coca-Cola, and Intel have invested billions. Esports events have sold out Los Angeles' Staples Center, Seoul's World Cup Stadium, and Seattle's KeyArena. Hundreds of people have dedicated their lives to gaming, sacrificing their education, their relationships, and even their bodies to compete, committing themselves with the same fervor of any professional athlete. In Good Luck Have Fun, author Roland Li talks to some of the biggest names in the business and explores the players, companies, and games that have made it to the new major leagues. Follow Alexander Garfield as he builds Evil Geniuses, a modest gaming group in his college dorm, into a global, multimillion-dollar eSports empire. Learn how Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill made League of Legends the world's most successful eSports league and most popular PC game, on track to make over $1 billion a year. See how Twitch pivoted from a video streaming novelty into a $1 billion start-up on the back of professional gamers. And dive into eSports' dark side: drug abuse, labor troubles, and for each success story hundreds of people who failed to make it big. These are the stories of the rise of an industry and culture that challenge what we know about sports, games, and competition. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexander Cendese. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027891/bk_adbl_027891_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Japan News is an English-language daily newspaper published by The Yomiuri Shimbun, a leading Japanese newspaper with the largest circulation in the nation. Launched in 1955, the English paper was long known as The Daily Yomiuri but changed to its current name in April 2013 as part of a major renewal of the newspaper’s content. Drawing on The Yomiuri Shimbun’s broad news coverage network, The Japan News offers the latest and most reliable information about Japan to the world and is an excellent source of both domestic and foreign news. The Japan News also has a partnership with The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times and The Times of London. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Holsopple. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/jp/jpnw/030341/jp_jpnw_030341_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nikkei Asian Review is an Asia-focused English-language business journal from Nikkei - Asia’s largest independent business media group and Japan’s leading publisher of business and financial news. Nikkei Asian Review offers insights on business, finance, economic and political news, with in-depth analysis and commentary on influential companies around Asia. Designed for leaders around the world who are shaping the future of Asia, and anyone with an interest in knowing the real Asia, Nikkei Asian Review has been created to change the way Asia is reported in the global marketplace. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Al Kessel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/jp/nkar/030563/jp_nkar_030563_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.