Over the weekend we had the pleasure to talk to Aman Warsi one of GamingMonk’s highest earners as well as a passionate FIFA player who is well on his way to make a sustainable career out of his love for eSports and FIFA.
Here is a transcript of the interview:-
M = Manuviraj(Interviewer)
A = Aman Warsi(Interviewee)
M: How did you get into gaming?
A: I used to play casually with my friends and we mostly played PES. There was a gaming
parlour near my house and that’s where it all began. Later on, I heard about
GamingMonk and the GCS tournament. The first-ever LAN event I took part in was GCS
M: Do you see esports as a potential career for yourself and other Indians?
A: Yes of course. Take the example of FIFA ‘21, we are now eligible for global series which
opens up space for many new players. Many players are getting signed by professional
Teams. Look at PUBG Mobile, it made waves in the Indian esports scene. All in all if
you’re ready to practice and grind the game every day and if you have the determination
to do it, coupled with a little bit of family support, I don’t see why you can’t make a living
out of it.
M: Is your family supportive in this regard?
A: Yes absolutely, they support me every day and in every event that I take part in. They
take care of everything- from managing my expenses to planning my trips, what I am
today is because of my family.
M: You’ve played some PUBG tournaments too. What are your thoughts on the PUBG ban?
A: I think the nation comes first in this regard and the privacy and security issues are
really important to take into consideration.
M: What are your tips for other budding players?
A: I have seen some players who lose one game and with that, they lose all hope. I think
It’s about playing like you’re the best in the country and it shouldn’t make a difference
who your opponent is. When I lose, I go back home and realize the mistakes that I
made and I try not to repeat them. You’re not gonna get the results every time and not
anytime soon so keep grinding, grinding and grinding.
M: Do you plan to pursue this(esports) for the foreseeable future as well?
A: Yes. My main goal currently is to qualify for the FIFA Global Series and I have already
told my parents that I’ll be taking a drop this year to pursue gaming. I want to get India
on the map of the FIFA esports scene because I know we have the potential.
M: Who are your favourite esports players?
A: In India, I look up to Saransh and Charan because to win a single tournament is one
thing but to keep winning takes a lot of skill and consistency. From abroad it has to be
Fnatic tekkz, I mean he’s only 19 and has been winning many tournaments.
M: How has GamingMonk helped you further your career?
A: I didn’t know a single name in the FIFA Indian pro-community before I joined
GamingMonk and it helped me find a community for myself. I got added into groups
which helped me improve my game. Also, the monetary aspect also helps because if you have nothing to show for the time you spent gaming, why would your family support you.