Many competitive video games foster a wonderful and interactive community that connects players, fans, pros, and even developers to each other through various means. The Hearthstone eSports community is undoubtedly among the liveliest and most personal, encouraging even the freshest newcomers to mingle with seasoned professionals and game developers daily. Upon first glance one may assume it would be difficult to break into such a thriving community, but rest assured the process is much easier than it seems.
So how do I do it?
Be a Skilled Player
Among the various ways to break into the Hearthstone eSports scene, becoming a skilled player is arguably the most difficult. However, nothing earns popularity and respect among the community more than a player with outstanding abilities. Pros aren’t born overnight. It is imperative to put time and effort into analyzing strategy, improving decision making, and keeping a healthy mentality during competitive play. With enough practice, nearly any new player could stand alongside the pros in the competitive scene.
Attend Local (or Not so Local) Events
Oftentimes face to face communication stands unrivaled in human being’s methods of networking. Though Hearthstone is an online game, attending local events and gatherings is a great way to help others already in the scene put a name to a face. Making friends and connections in person will surely propel any Hearthstone enthusiast into the scene.
Create Engaging Content
Countless players and fans are constantly looking for more ways to educate and entertain themselves with Hearthstone. Creating content that is appealing to this audience will engage viewers and slowly create a fan base. The key to a successful following when creating content is consistency and reliability. The first article, podcast, or video may only earn five views. However, weekly posts of content will eventually pull in hundreds and even thousands of dedicated fans.
Be Active on Social Media
Being a skilled player is undoubtedly difficult. Events aren’t run in every city in the country. Consistently creating content takes time and effort every individual may not have. Though most methods demand a lot of hard work, being active on Twitter requires no more than a few minutes each day and a smartphone. Simply keeping up to date with Hearthstone news and occurrences is not enough. In order to become popular through Twitter, one must form and share opinions that are unique and engaging. An outgoing and well-spoken personality will almost always thrive in social media, especially in the Hearthstone community.