The Harsh Reality of Becoming a Pro Dota 2 Player: Gorgc Shares Insights

Vignesh Raghuram
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In recent years, Dota 2 has evolved to become one of the most lucrative esports titles in the world, with professional players earning millions of dollars in prize money, sponsorships, and merchandise deals. However, behind the glitz and glamour of Dota 2 esports, there are numerous challenges that pro players face before finding that success. 

Popular Dota 2 streamer Janne "Gorgc" Stefanovski recently detailed the challenges that pro players have to face on the road to becoming top-tier players. 

Gorgc says that aspiring Dota 2 pros have to commit 12 to 16 hours of Dota every day

In a recent livestream, Gorgc explained the challenges that pro players have to overcome to succeed in Dota 2. “Going pro in Dota, being a top pro in Dota, it is just so f**king hard,” he said. “You got to be ready to commit like 12 to 16 hours of Dota every day your entire youth basically to get to a point where you get invited to teams that are good enough.”

He then pointed out that even that might not be good enough. “You have to get to a point where you are owning pro players in pubs and they notice you like ‘damn this guy is good, maybe I should add him to my friend list,’ and you’ve got to beat them a lot of times before their ego is small enough to add you to their friend list,” he said.

Despite these challenges, the allure of Dota 2 esports remains strong for many aspiring Dota 2 players. With the potential for fame, fortune, and a career doing something that they love, aspiring players will still be motivated to give it their best shot and make it to the very top. 

While Dota 2 continues to grow and evolve, it will be interesting to see how players adapt to these challenges and what Valve will do to encourage and support these younger players vying for a top spot in its esports scene.

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Vignesh has been covering the esports industry for nearly 5 years starting with the early days of the DPC. His industry expertise includes experience in Dota 2, CS:GO and Mobile Esports coverage.