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Topic: Beyond the fun, gaming is a lucrative career option

Guest: Thulani Sishi

Thulani Sishi works in various fields in the gaming sector to promote and grow the esports industry. Within Esports Thulani works as an ambassador helping by adding as much value to the industry through work as a broadcaster, stage host, strategic consultant, high performance gaming coach, commentator and ultimately being a primary stakeholder in co-founding a gaming team called “Big 5 Esports”. Recently team manager at Goliath Gaming and subsequently partners at a new project named “GameDock Entertainment” where they connect brands with gamers by creating engaging and authentic experiences and content. With an extensive gaming career in Esports Thulani has created networks, opened and acquired resources to realise the potential and impact Esports has on South Africa for the better.

Notes

We talk to @zulubru of @big5esportson how lucrative a career in gaming is.

Most people take gaming as a hobby, but it is more than that. You can also make a career out of gaming & earn a lot through this industry. The growing popularity of esports has created some viable careers. Even research has shown that playing video games can have benefits when it comes to certain cognitive systems related to visual attention and short-term memory. This is why so many people are considering finding their career path in this industry. An expert has even said that playing esports is much harder than playing regular sports.
Thulani has played both rugby professionally and now in eSport and says each one has its pros and cons.
(I don’t know if Siya Kholisi would agree lol)