Xian talks to Channel News Asia about the struggles of becoming a professional gamer

By on October 9, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Razer|Xian is one of the most recognizable faces in the FGC today. Having won Evo 2013 off the strength of an underappreciated character in Gen, Xian seemed to be on top of the world. According to him, however, that was only another step in his struggles.

In a recent interview with Channel News Asia, Xian talked about his drive to become a top player — which involved walking away from jobs he disdained, to winning the biggest event of the year, only to have just enough money to survive a few months afterward. He also talks of his partnership with Lenn Yang, who helped give him the finances to make it to various events before he found sponsorship in Razer.

Below is an accompanying video, which goes into additional detail.

Source: CSA Insider

Corey "Missing Person" Lanier is a full-time writer, and one half of the "So Smart" team that did commentary for Street Fighter V Crash. A former English teacher, he has spent 5 years living between China and South Korea before moving to Canada. When he's not busy writing, he enjoys streaming, playing mafia and elevating his Super Turbo game. He also believes Sailor Moon S is the best fighting game on the planet, and if you don't believe him, see him in Sailor Moon!