Hey guys I am applying to College right now and I have written my college essay about the FGC and how I am a new comer in the scene. I hope you guys enjoy it and please give me feedback. Positive, negative, I don’t care lol. Just dont be too negative lol.
“If you truly love doing something, one day somebody is going to pay you for it.”
This quote has never been as true in my life as it is right now. I love to play video games and to make and edit videos. I’ve always loved to do both of these things, but one day I had an idea. I have always played video games for fun, but only until two years ago did I think I should start playing in tournaments. It was probably one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life. The game instantly transformed from something I do in my spare time when I’m bored, to something that can only be described as a sport. At fifteen years old I started traveling New England and going to tournaments to try and meet new people and make some money. I was a newcomer in “the scene” and people were starting to take notice. As I went to more tournaments I became known as a “prodigy” at fighting games. During my fourth tournament, I took third place and it felt amazing. I finally was in the top three which meant I would get a share of the winnings! It was one of the best feelings I’ve ever had in my life. I turned something that I loved to do into a source of income. This gave me another idea, but this one was even bigger.
I decided to start making Youtube videos of me playing fighting games and giving tips about some effective tactics. When I uploaded my first video I didn’t think anybody would watch it, and within a day of posting it, it was published on one of the biggest fighting game websites on the internet. That night when I signed onto my Gmail account I had 189 new messages consisting only of subscriptions, comments, and friend requests. The video had attained 10,000 views in only a week. I was in shock, but instantly I knew what I needed to do. I started doing some research on “Youtube Partnerships”. This was about becoming a business partner with Youtube and placing ads next to or on my videos which would make me money. Each video I made became more detailed than the last and in turn became more popular. I made about four more videos before I received an email from Youtube saying “We would like to invite you to become a Youtube Partner.”
I finally did what I thought I could never accomplish. I turned everything I love to do into a source of income for myself. Since I received that email two months ago, I’ve made 36 videos and have over 400 subscribers. The money I receive from Youtube pays for me to attend tournaments and buy newer video games, at tournaments I win money and publicity for me and my Youtube channel. I predict by the time I’m in college, I won’t need a part-time job to pay for expenses because Youtube will do it for me. My dream is to become sponsored by a company to play video games professionally and to travel the world playing. There are many people living this dream right now, and from what I am doing on Youtube and at tournaments, I feel that I am on my way to achieving this. I guess that old saying is true; if you truly love doing something, one day someone is going to pay you for it.