Debate among Esports Professionals: Should They Focus More on Content Creation?
Specific long-running arguments about professional players keep coming up as the esports sector develops. This time, esports professionals disagreed on Twitter about how much they ought to contribute to the creation of content.
Mateus Portilho, the social media manager for Cloud9, published a “Take” Tweet on how hard professional esports athletes should work on their social media presence and content production. The article prompted a number of professionals to provide their thoughts on content creation while competing, which Jake Lucky eventually co-opted and emphasized.
Phillip “ImperialHal” Dosen from TSM supported Portilho’s viewpoint, stating that it was “simple facts” and not even a heated take. One of the most well-known players in his esport, the Apex Legend player, has a history of competitive success.
CS:GO expert The debate’s other participant, Robin ‘ropz’ Kool, claimed that some esports professionals needed to give their efforts more consideration to produce content or interact with fans on social media. He also mentioned how vital social media is when obtaining a professional deal.
“Of course, your pay is based on how well-known your brand is and how many customers you can draw in. If two people are equally skilled, they won’t get paid the same whether they have 10,000 or one million followers. “Negotiations involve all of that,” ropz stated.
The discussion about whether esports professionals should provide more content is still going on
According to a significant number of participants on the forums, esports industry professionals should prioritize creating content and cultivating a presence on social media. Yet, Kyrylo “ANGE1” Karasov, a player who is 33 years old and has played both Counter-Strike and Valorant, claimed that he has never focused on content and that, in spite of this fact, his career is going rather well. He said this in an interview.
Some industry professionals have brought attention to the significant time commitment required to produce content following extensive gameplay. It is terrible since you still have to create a brand, stream, and community in addition to attempting to be fantastic at the game, which requires a great deal of time and effort and sometimes goes undetected.
A player who was pretending to be courageous made a statement. His name was Amgalan ‘Genghsta’ Nemekhbayar. Even in its current state, the process of content creation and how it relates to gaming and esports is still being evaluated and debated in light of the rapidly developing esports industry.