It was a pretty special day, one that came and went without me really realising the implications of what had happened.
I got paid to work in esports!
I am very proud of myself to have reached this point.
The work in question was a Consultancy gig with a client I am naturally not at liberty to mention. Basically, I heard about their gaming events company (from Sancho9000, who I used to help run tourneys), reached out to them on my own initiative and….never heard back from them again.
Until 6 months later!
When they got back to me, they were very interested in having me advise them on how to best build a Hearthstone league.
So I wrote up a portfolio, met up with my client at GDC, and was paid a fair consultancy fee for my time. I really enjoyed the work, combining my my fondness for creativity and event planning with some thorough research! (miss you, History degree courses <3)
At the time, I just raced over to the bank, deposited the cheque, and went home. Now the significance of this has dawned on me.
I have been paid to work in esports.
I cannot enjoy repeating it enough.
However, this by no means I’m making a professional living by doing this (so if you can think of anyone else who could use my consultancy services, I’d love to hear about them), but it is a big milestone nonetheless.
I have reached a goal I set out to achieve 2 years ago when I first started this blog.
I put a lot of pressure on myself to achieve (it doesn’t help, don’t do that), so its really nice to have something I sit back, take a goo look at and go:
“Yeah, yeah it is pretty cool I did that”