Most of the times we are not allowed to choose gaming as a profession for the sole reason that we can not earn money with it. However, we have made a list of all the methods with which you can Earn Real Money with Dota 2.
1. Organize Dota 2 Tournament
By organizing tournaments, you can earn real money with Dota 2 depending upon how successful your tournament is. However, you’ll have to get it approved by steam if you want your ticket to appearing in Dota 2 store. You can earn via entry fee and also by sale of tickets in Dota 2 store.
2. Earn from Dota 2 Workshop
You can make cosmetic items if you have requisite skills in 3D softwares. You can then submit those to steam to be released by them officially. Once your items are available for sale, you’ll start earning money. That money is transferred directly to your bank.
3. Sell Dota 2 Cosmetic Items for Real Money
There are many Dota 2 gamers who don’t have a credit card or Paypal facilities, but still, they want to equip their heroes with awesome skins and cosmetic items. So they ask to pay money by meeting up or by local money transfer methods. If you have enough amount of Dota 2 cosmetic items, you can sell it to those who are looking to buy it with real money.
4. Betting on Dota 2 Pro Matches
You can bet on different Dota 2 betting sites etc and if you win, you will get items other than your own. However, if you lose, you will definitely lose your items too. So this is like a double edge sword. You can either win lots of items, or you can lose really easily. I suggest that you should only bet if you are totally into Dota 2 pro scenes and know all the stuff going on and you don’t skip even 1 match. We have carried out a detailed review of Dota 2 Betting sites. Must have a look at it.
5. Win Dota 2 Tournaments
If you have got a good team with great gameplay, then you should start participating in Dota 2 Pro and Premium tournaments where sometimes prizes are in 6 digits. However, you can only get to that amount if you and your teammates are really good. This is the best and most paying method to earn real money with Dota 2.
6. Develop Custom Games for Dota 2
Recently valve added some cash making opportunities for custom game developers. They have started a pass system. Once people purchase a pass, they get extra benefits in that specific custom game. More like League of Legends where you pay money to get awesome heroes and then dominate the game even with low skills. But thankfully it is only for some custom games. Here is what Official Dota 2 Blog said about it.
Custom Games Passes will be limited to a small number of high-quality games that have established themselves in the community. Purchasing a pass directly supports the creators of the custom game as well as granting you extra features for that game. All custom games will remain free to download and play.
7. Earn by Live Streaming Dota 2 Gameplay
You can live stream your game on Twitch TV or other live streaming platform and if your fans/viewers like your stream they will donate money to you. If you are a girl, you can easily earn money by showing your cleavage and desperate gamers/viewers will donate money to you, almost no one cares about your game if u are a girl. However, if you are a male, you must be extremely entertaining with a great game to go for this option.
8. Cast in Dota 2 Tournaments
You can not only earn money by organizing and winning Dota 2 Tournaments but rather you can also earn some money by casting it to some audience. Usually, tournament organizers need someone to commentate the in-game happenings to their viewers so they know what’s going on in game. Pro tournament pays quite some handsome money to casters.
You must not be expecting that I’ll add this method in this guide. But I wanted to show you ALL the means by which you can earn money either good ways or bad ones. So you can scam people for their account, you can hack their accounts to steal items and then sell those in the market to earn cash.
I guess you must be thinking now that those days are gone when your Mom used to say that you can not earn real money with Dota 2, so get off your computer and study. Tell us in comments below how you are making money with Dota 2 if you are making any. Suggestions and positive criticism are always welcome.