At 1/10/13 02:37 AM, iamjoe666 wrote:
At 1/10/13 12:04 AM, Back-From-Purgatory wrote:
It also means long hours of working on things you may not enjoy (In my case, playing specific tracks for hours and hours on end to prepare for tourneys).What's the minimum hours a day you have to practice? It seems like this is the only hobby the pros have. I hear some starcraft players spend 10 hours a day. Is it possible to do this and still have a life outside of it and time for other hobbys?
There is no minimum, no one is going to force you to practice so many hours a day, unless there's a mandatory training session, which usually includes multiple members from the team, and would usually only happen when you know what you have to brush up on for an upcoming tournament.
As for still having a life, of course you can. The biggest downside is that there is a lot of travelling (Which could be a plus to some people) to do, because not all tourneys happen in the same place. If you're sponsored, the sponsor will likely pay for the trip, if you're not, you're paying for it out of your own pocket, or your team may help you pay... depends on the people you play with really... the team I was on offered to pay for a trip down to the states for me to take part in a tourney, but I don't have a passport, so I couldn't go even if they did pay.
Travelling aside, as long as you keep your edge in the game of your choice, there's no reason you can't still do other things and enjoy life.
Keep in mind though, like any other job, there are always times where you're really gonna hate doing it, even dream jobs have bad moments.