24 Professional Gamers Talk About Their Careers, Speak Up Against Misconceptions

"If you put your mind to it, you can do anything."

"I actually just recently became a professional gamer," one person anonymously wrote in a submission to the Whisper app. "If you put your mind to it, you can do anything."

Whisper, an online platform for users to share their stories without revealing their identities, recently rounded up 24 messages from professional gamers, some of whom took the opportunity to clear up various misconceptions.

"People don't believe me when I say I'm a professional gamer because I'm a girly girl ... It's really annoying and sexist," one person shared.

In another post, one pro gamer emphasizes the fact that their career doesn't fully describe their lifestyle:

"I also go to the gym, play hockey, football and hang out with friends. I get good grades in school ... Don't hate."

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Cover image via Gorodenkoff I Shutterstock

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