Ok I think the first cardinal rule in getting sponsored is this…
NEVER ASK TO BE SPONSORED.
You want to be a sponsored player it comes down to a few things.
1.) Your attitude and the way you carry yourself online and in person. This is first and for most the most important. No company in the world is going to sponsor a person who is rude, crass, or obnoxious. Helping others versus bashing, willing to give what you know and pass it along versus belittling someone cause they dont know. You are representing them not the other way around. What makes you worthy of them putting their company on the line for you.
2.) What can you do for said company? Is it a tournament? Sharing online? Videos? Whatever. What can you do for that company to take notice and say this guy really is helping us grow. If you cant do anything for a company why would they do anything for you.
3.) Know what your getting into. This is an obligation, Sure its hard at times when a personal attack comes at you, but you have to be the bigger man and walk away. You again are representing a company. Some people might see it as oh so and so is a jerk, while others might see it as “insert said company” has a jerk on their team. You have to walk a straight line and for some thats hard to do. Its not all free yoyos, rainbows and kittens.
4.) If your into it just for the free stuff, walk away right now, this is not what being sponsored is about. Its about supporting a company you believe in, and in return they are supporting you. Free stuff is nice but if this is your only reason to be sponsored you probably dont need to be until you can mature and understand what it truly means.
5.) Have a good relationship with the company, I know many of sponsored players began as friends first building a relationship with the company. They are putting alot of trust into you and that trust comes from them knowing you as a person and a player.