We have probably all had the thought, how difficult can it be to play Counter-Strike as a professional? Well, the answer to that question is that it is very difficult. Like any other sport or profession, it takes many hours of perfecting the craft for a player to reach the highest level of competition. It is not all about clicking on heads. To become a professional CS:GO player you need drive, passion, talent, and much more.
A beautiful documentary made by CS:GO tournament organizers BLAST Premier showcases just how tough a journey players must take to become the absolute best. Besides talent on the server, it takes a certain mentality, winners are born not made. Take a look at how "REZ", "hampus", and "mantuu" managed to become professional CS:GO players as well as what it takes to stay at the top once you have climbed your way to success: