League of Legends

Gaming in the Professional Industry

Have you ever noticed the small amount of gaming groups available on LinkedIn. I personally have a lot of connections and I don’t have the balls to post anything about gaming nor have I seen a post about the gaming industry and the potential it has to bring in income to your household. I would like to point out that I am a big fan of gaming and am in no way ashamed of the things I like the most but I still can’t take upon myself to talk about in a few of my social media accounts.

I love my workplace. The company is amazing. It has great benefits, awesome leadership, the co-workers are more than ok and it’s a a great commute. This company is on the correct track and it has a lot potential to grow. They are soon to become leaders in their industry which is booming by the way. Even with all these things I feel like I’m wasting away under the umbrella.

If I had the chance to take a leadership position with a huge pay raise I would decline. Not only is it an eternity to work 40 hours, I cannot imagine having to work 55+ hours and being responsible for others people success. It’s just not for me. I’ve recently asked around and most of my coworkers not only judged me but specifically told me to grow up. Most of them asked questions like, how can you spend time in the computer at home after working 8 hours straight?

I guess I need to play and reset my mind so I can come look at your face again tomorrow. Oh and they almost had a heart attack when I asked if they had watched the last episode of Attack of Titan.

Slowly but surely I’ve come to realize that it’s not about the money, it’s about doing what you love no matter what. There is no room for my love of games in this industry or in any other. I clearly don’t fit in so the question is, when is it going to be enough? When am I going to do something about it?

Look, if you are young and your reading this please don’t stop playing. Don’t “grow up” and just learn how you can make a living out of something you already do and love. As for me it’s never to late to start over and stop being miserable at my wonderful 9-5 job. I will see you guys in twitch.