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Trying to go pro ( i know its unlikely lol)

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I just need suggestions. My K/D in all of the Halo games averaged out throughout the first few Halos I played is probably like 1.2 or 1.3 just due to when playing when I was like 8,9,10,11,12 you get it; the young screecher years. But in the last year or two I have improved drastically just through practice and stuff like that. What I really want to do since Halo is "partnered" with MLG again, is when Halo: Infinite comes out, practice a lot and try to convince my friends to make a team and tryout for tournaments and other things like that. We've always been able to communicate well to each other and I've been playing with 2 of the 3 for 11 years since I was 7, and the other one for around 6 years. I was just wondering what are y'alls suggestions for this and how likely it is to make any sort of money (to live on or just on the side) from it. Should I pursue it?
Which Halo game are you trying to become better at?
Which Halo game are you trying to become better at?
To answer your question: Halo:Infinite. I'm already fairly decent at all the Halos other than 5 just because I don't play it much anymore.
So I actually did play at a "professional" tournament for Halo 4 in 2013 because I thought me and friends thought were pretty good at it, probably the Halo we were the best at as a team, but we lost 50-2 in our first match in Slayer. There was no brackets or anything due to it being so small, so one loss and you go home. For the record we were young. 12, 13 (me), 14, and missing one of our teammates who was also 13, so we had someone they put us with who was probably around 17 or 18 at the time. We played grown men who obliterated us.
That was the last time I attempted to be actually good or pro at any game. I've been practicing on most of the Halo games in preparation for Halo:Infinite, and if the plan goes through like we want it to when we are all out of school, would be that we would all be able to move in together and practice when we can whenever the game comes out. I want to excel at Infinite with my buddies/teammates and get heavily involved in the pro scene.
I can't believe that there will never be HCS on halo 5 again. We need another halo game for HCS to keep the community interested.
I just need suggestions. My K/D in all of the Halo games averaged out throughout the first few Halos I played is probably like 1.2 or 1.3 just due to when playing when I was like 8,9,10,11,12 you get it; the young screecher years. But in the last year or two I have improved drastically just through practice and stuff like that. What I really want to do since Halo is "partnered" with MLG again, is when Halo: Infinite comes out, practice a lot and try to convince my friends to make a team and tryout for tournaments and other things like that. We've always been able to communicate well to each other and I've been playing with 2 of the 3 for 11 years since I was 7, and the other one for around 6 years. I was just wondering what are y'alls suggestions for this and how likely it is to make any sort of money (to live on or just on the side) from it. Should I pursue it?
Yes pursue it!
I can't believe that there will never be HCS on halo 5 again. We need another halo game for HCS to keep the community interested.
We do it’s Halo 3 on MCC
I just need suggestions. My K/D in all of the Halo games averaged out throughout the first few Halos I played is probably like 1.2 or 1.3 just due to when playing when I was like 8,9,10,11,12 you get it; the young screecher years. But in the last year or two I have improved drastically just through practice and stuff like that. What I really want to do since Halo is "partnered" with MLG again, is when Halo: Infinite comes out, practice a lot and try to convince my friends to make a team and tryout for tournaments and other things like that. We've always been able to communicate well to each other and I've been playing with 2 of the 3 for 11 years since I was 7, and the other one for around 6 years. I was just wondering what are y'alls suggestions for this and how likely it is to make any sort of money (to live on or just on the side) from it. Should I pursue it?
Okay outside of everyone giving you "false" hopes I want to shed the fact that if you want to go professional and that is the only reason you are "grinding" the game, you are doing it for the wrong reasons. Yes prize money and trinkets are always nice however if you don't have a love for just being the best then maybe don't pursue it as a career option, finish school, go to college/get a trade etc. build a decent career.

On the above note, I can assist if you still want to improve I might need to know what region you are from to time match due to time zones.
I can't believe that there will never be HCS on halo 5 again. We need another halo game for HCS to keep the community interested.
HCS have teamed up with gaming partners and have the whole Grassroots tournaments now. Example would be the Halo 3 2v2, Halo 3 4v4/FFA in St Louis, and future classic game tournaments.

Before I hear a statement along the lines of no one wants to play the older games, the response of hype and participation is outpouring. UGC has had to extend the amount of teams allowed in the upcoming tourney in St Louis along with raising the cost of the team pass for them to cater to the massive crowd. This is what they will be doing until the next Halo game gets released.

There is more information regarding the grassroot tournaments in the bulletins.
Honestly I believe if you really enjoy something and want to make it into a career... pursue it. Pursuing a career into Halo competitive is a bit of a weird one right now considering the state of Halo (it is coming back slowly). If you really want to go with this my biggest suggestion is don't fully focus on this. Your personal life/responsibilities should come first before this. There's never a guarantee that you'll "make it big".

Honestly just 'casually' play Halo competitively. Play some online GBs or any tourny that you can get into. Practice when you can but don't neglect your personal life.
Also don't go into this with the mind set of "I'm going to make money from this". Whether you're starting yourself out on YouTube or Twitch don't do it strictly for the money. Treat this has a fun hobby in your off time and if it becomes a lucrative hobby turn it into your career/job. I believe going in doing it for the money will only drag yourself down.

Best of luck on this as I have dreams of playing competitively myself but don't quite see it working out right now, hope you're able to do it.
I can't believe that there will never be HCS on halo 5 again. We need another halo game for HCS to keep the community interested.
Aren't we?
I think it is very possible for you to be good at the game before infinite comes out (probably 2019 or 2020) so you should definitely pursue it, but I think you should develop a practice routine first. I am by no means a great halo player but here are some advises for practice. I suggest giving yourself at least 2 hours a day, 5 days a week on halo. starting the day with some octagon or social, then moving to a couple games of ranked. also, one of the most useful thing I did to improve was after every death, think about what you did wrong and how you could have done better. think about if you died because your accuracy was off, or you overextended, or you were not aware of your positioning, etc, this should give you an idea on what you should be working on. although ranked is in no way a perfect indicator of your skills, it is a a close estimate. I would say that if you can make it to onyx in halo 5 or 40s in halo mcc, you can give yourself a huge confidence boost to further your goals of going pro.

and also, don't say it's unlikely, it is more likely than you think it is.
I've been thinking about doing the same thing. I've always wanted to go pro but never got around to entering tournaments because none really happen in my area I don't think. Are there online tournaments? Like legit ones that will put your name out there?
I've been thinking about doing the same thing. I've always wanted to go pro but never got around to entering tournaments because none really happen in my area I don't think. Are there online tournaments? Like legit ones that will put your name out there?
UGC has been running these exact type of events for the past couple of months now.
Practice, practice, and practice more. Make sure you get along with your team mates, be able to give each other constructive criticism. Have fun while you do it, or you will get burned out. Also, watch pro gameplay... Study the movement.
ShyWay is a great resource on YouTube to study Halo pro gameplay. Also watching old VODs of Halo 2 and Halo 3 MLG, as well as current streamers like Roy and Flame. I've played Halo competitively in the past, and playing high-ranking matchmaking alone will not prepare you at all for competitions. You need to have people to practice with and learn from and develop your strategies with because there is so much that you need to know in any Halo (power weapon pushes, starting strats, flag runs, hill controlling angles and spread, and so so so much more).

I would recommend learning a game like Halo 3 as well as possible, because you can definitely transfer those skills over to Infinite. If you know how to master one game, it'll be easier to master another. If you just play every Halo game and are "alright" at all of them but don't know them inside and out, you will have troubles mastering a new game like Infinite. In my experience, I was pretty dang good at Halo 3, Halo 4, and Halo 5 because I had mastered the basics in each: shooting, strafing, flag/hill capturing, etc. However, because I hadn't spent the time to master the advanced in any of them, I couldn't keep up with anyone competitively. Those things like the ones I mentioned above kept me from getting to the point where I had an actual shot at competing.

TL;DR - Master a Halo game or multiple Halo games until Infinite, even if you and your team doesn't compete much. Being able to get a high KD in every game is not even scratching the surface of what it takes to be one of the best (as I learned the hard way), so take note of what the pros do and do all of that. Good luck!! Work hard at it and set your mind to it, and you never know what could happen.
You should definitely go for it if it's what you want to do. But realise that it is not easy in the slightest and you must be obsessed with becoming better. This means heavily criticising your play and learning to recognise the bad plays you are making. Your KD is not always the best indicator of performance, especially in objective game types. Now is a good time, Roy is streaming a lot, Snipedown is streaming, ace is streaming. You have a lot of pros streaming h3 at the moment to watch. Bear in mind that playing as a 1 or 2 is a completely different game to playing with and against full teams of 4. I don't know what your experience of playing competitively is but you shouldn't go into it expecting income, play as a team and see how you improve and what your dedication levels really are and take it from there. You need to practice an absolute tonne and to make money you will be competing with people that literally play halo for a living and so have much more practice time.

Even if your KD is good there could still be much better plays that could be made. Often, leaving a guy alive, calling him out for someone to clean up and taking control of an area is the best option, instead of chasing him, getting the kill and then having them take control. I see this mistake on amplified and onslaught ALL the time. People will drop down from A/B street or top A/B to chase kills because they want their KD to be good, it makes me cry every time. The real play is to control the top and catch them off spawn to stop them getting up top and doing the same to you. That's just one example, there are many plays where there are alternatives that average players don't even consider because it won't make their stats look better.
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I can't believe that there will never be HCS on halo 5 again. We need another halo game for HCS to keep the community interested.
HCS have teamed up with gaming partners and have the whole Grassroots tournaments now. Example would be the Halo 3 2v2, Halo 3 4v4/FFA in St Louis, and future classic game tournaments.

Before I hear a statement along the lines of no one wants to play the older games, the response of hype and participation is outpouring. UGC has had to extend the amount of teams allowed in the upcoming tourney in St Louis along with raising the cost of the team pass for them to cater to the massive crowd. This is what they will be doing until the next Halo game gets released.

There is more information regarding the grassroot tournaments in the bulletins.
I was thinking this too, he can start with Halo 3 since it's becoming big again.