2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Play for Pay: What's It Like to Be a Pro Gamer?

Friday, March 18
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 4abc
531 E 4th St

Introducing an audience to the people behind the professional gamer job title. What is an average day like for a pro gamer? How much time do they spend behind the keyboard? Are they mobbed by fans, pressed by PR requests? What's it like existing as a celebrity athlete in a purely digital landscape? Some aspects of the career are far more mundane than one might guess, while others will surprise.

Hashtags: #sxsw #EsportLife


Andrew Tomlinson

Founder & Owner


Ian Barker

The Daily Dot LLC

Lydia Picknell

Co-Owner/Asst Mgr


Shahzeb Khan


Optic Gaming


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Event Type
SXSW Gaming
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