Monetize Your FIFA Passion: The Ultimate Guide
By Alex Cabal | updated On Sep 18, 2023, 6:36 PM UTC
Most people see video games as a hobby or a distraction, something to get lost in and to “waste” your time doing. The current stigma surrounding adult gaming is that it is the enemy of productivity. We are quick to label people who spend their time playing a lot of video games, as lazy and unmotivated. This is because society today struggles to recognize any new professional field related to entertainment and creativity as a reliable medium of income. People often overlook the genuine love and affection individuals have for these games and this incredibly magnetic form of escapism. And in this undeniably taxing and rapidly changing world that we are living in, video games have the unique power to color people’s lives with shades of excitement, simple enjoyment, and youthful imagination.
Additionally, video games also have the potential to provide legitimately profitable avenues of business and employment. For example, if you love playing FIFA specifically, then you are in luck because there is an enormous market and a vast network of profitable opportunities surrounding that game. There are many ways to make money playing FIFA on the internet.
Here is a list of the most viable and realistic options you have if you want to play FIFA for money:
1. Free Tournaments
This is likely to be the most user-friendly and easy-going approach to making money playing FIFA. Game Champions is one of the only sites on the internet to offer free-entry FIFA 21 tournaments. In these tournaments, you join a 21-day league and battle for the top spots on the leaderboard. Every day, you compete for points in head-to-head FIFA matches and by the end of the 21 days, the players ranked in the top 15 positions on the leaderboard receive a variety of fantastic cash prizes.
Most sites that offer FIFA Tournaments will make players pay a buy-in fee to cover their cash prize giveaway or the tournament will only be open to elite players. Having a free-to-play option is a breath of fresh air because it allows people to get a good feel and understanding of our site before they commit and deposit money into the platform. It also means zero risks and potentially massive rewards. And the best part is anyone can play. You don't have to be some Division 1 sweat or a dedicated pro player. On our site, we welcome FIFA players of every level and skill. All you need to start playing is a console (Xbox or Playstation), a reliable internet/ethernet connection, and a Game Champions account.
2. Stream On Twitch
Twitch is a streaming platform where people can go to watch others play their favorite video games.
Popular Twitch streamer Ninja—Tyler Blevins—has a net worth of around $17 million and is said to make $400k-$800k per month on the platform. And it’s not just him. When you look at the stats, you can see that altogether the top 10 twitch streamers made around $27 million in 2018.
Of course, these examples are the exception to the rule. The average Twitch streamer earns about $10,000 to $40,000 per year. This is still a decent flow of income you can earn by simply playing FIFA for other people to watch.
To get started making money on Twitch, you have to first become a Twitch partner. Here’s how you go about doing that:
- Have at least 7 unique broadcast days in the last 30 days
- Have at least 500 total minutes broadcast in the last 30 days
- Have an average of 3 concurrent viewers or more over the last 30 days
- Have at least 50 Followers
If you meet all these requirements, you are ready to become a Twitch partner and start making money on the platform.
3. Start a YouTube Channel
Of all these options, this has the potential to be the most profitable. Again, if we look at some of the highest-earning YouTubers the numbers are just staggering. The highest earner of 2019—with a whopping $26 million made in a year—was YouTube’s kid star Ryan Kaji of Ryan’s World. Ryan’s toy reviews first started taking the world by storm in March of 2015, since then Ryan has matured and along with him so has the content of the show.
Again, Ryan represents an exception and his success is not indicative of the level every new YouTuber will reach. But still, YouTube offers an entire realm of possibilities for those that want to monetize their love of FIFA. Here is a small list of FIFA-oriented content you can create on YouTube:
- Create “how-to” videos that show other players how to perform certain skill moves, passes, or shots
- Do a career mode playthrough with your favorite team
- Build a killer FIFA Ultimate Team and film your pack opening reactions
- Give your opinion on the latest FIFA game in the form of a review
- Grab a bunch of your friends and make Pro Club’s videos
This is just a sliver of all the options you have when you go into creating FIFA-related content. However, it’s important to remember that most of these video ideas are well worn out and incredibly competitive. If you want to stand out from the pack you should aim to do something different and completely original or at least give a different spin to one of these tired mainstream ideas.
Then comes the issue of making money. Most YouTubers earn their living off ads and sponsorships. Similar to Twitch, to get ads and/or sponsorships you need to be a partner of the platform, which you can accomplish by checking off the following requirements:
- Acquire more than 1,000 subscribers
- Get more than 4,000 public watch hours in the last 12 months
Once you achieve these goals, you can apply to become a YouTube partner. If approved, you will be able to display ads on your channel and start making money! Then, once you’ve made a reputable name for yourself among the FIFA YouTube community and built something of a decent following, you can start looking into sponsorships. Sponsorships are the real end goal of building a YouTube career as they are where the actual money is made. But to reemphasize, this doesn’t just happen overnight, after all, Rome wasn’t built in a day. It takes a strongly committed mindset and a step-by-step approach to get to where you want to be.
4. Compete in Tournaments
While this may not be a consistent flow of income, winning and competing in worldwide FIFA tournaments can earn you some major dough.
To put things into perspective, the last major tournament—the FIFA eWorld Cup—in 2019 had a total prize pool of $500,000 up for grabs.
All in all, this is probably one of the most straightforward ways to make money playing FIFA. However, keep in mind that to consistently make good money from these tournaments you have to win, and to win, against pros, you have to be exceptionally good at the game.
5. Join an Esports Team
FIFA eSports players earn $3000-$5000 per month on average. The popularity of Esports has grown almost exponentially in the last couple of years. And FIFA is no exception, there are over 190 official Esports teams competing in a myriad of tournaments, competitions, and leagues during the regular season.
To get signed by one of these FIFA Esports teams you need to be almost unbelievably talented at FIFA. You need to practice every day to improve your skills and concentrate on winning tournaments regularly to be recognized and scouted by a professional team. Yes, it is that hard. But if you think you have what it takes, it can never hurt to try.
6. Become a Video Game Journalist
Another FIFA-related employment opportunity would be becoming a gaming journalist. As a videogame journalist—with a focus on sports games (i.e. FIFA, 2K, NHL…)—you would probably be earning around $26000 a year in the beginning. This may seem like peanuts in comparison to some of the other choices on this list but it is one of the most realistic and stable options out of the bunch.
If you love video games and writing then this is the perfect job for you! And as you improve and go up the ranks you will probably find better and higher-paying jobs in that field.
7. Play Against Other Players for Money on Skillgaming Sites
And last but not least, there is the option of playing FIFA for money on skill gaming sites. Skill gaming sites are sites on the internet that allow you to game for money. On these sites, you can play some of your favorite video games against other online players and bet money on the results. You won’t make any ridiculous money playing on these sites but it is worth a try. Out of all the options to make money playing FIFA, this is probably the easiest and the one with the least barrier to entry. Anyone can play on these platforms, you don’t need to be a pro, you don’t need a degree and you don’t need to be committed at all. The flexibility of playing on these sites is what makes them so enticing and appealing to players across the globe. All you need to do is register an account, deposit funds, and start betting on your own FIFA skills.
We at Game Champions offer a very easy and user-friendly skill gaming experience. The platform will connect you to an entire gaming community built around playing competitive FIFA for money. Compete against random online opponents or seek to challenge your friends in 1v1 matches. Finally, you have a place to settle every argument you and your friends have ever had about who the best and worst FIFA players in the group are. Become a gamer online at Game Champions.