How to become a pro eSports player and win $5 million like Newbee: an illustrated guide

Jing Zhang
1:00 pm on Jul 25, 2014

Policemen and firefighters step aside, the popular answer to “what do you want to be when you grow up?” is now professional eSports player in China, thanks to Newbee taking home a history-breaking $5 million in The International 2014 prize money.

(See: US to take 30 percent of Newbee’s The International 2014 prize money in taxes)

But as the eyes of kids light up everywhere hoping to be the next Newbee, Sina has provided a few tips on how to become a successful professional eSports player—reminding them that it’s not that easy and they should probably just get back to studying:

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