Esports is an incredible industry but, like all sports industries, it has its problems.
Follow the biggest esports news for long enough and you’ll soon learn of players like League of Legends pro Jian Zihao – best known as ‘Uzi’ – who retired at 23 after years of arm and shoulder injuries, as well as chronic diseases. Or professional Counter-Strike player Lukas ‘Gla1ve’ Rossander, who stepped down from his team Astralis due to ongoing stress and burnout.
“If you speak to more players, more organisations, you’ll understand a lot of people are struggling with their physical and mental health. A lot of people think that being an esports athlete is all sunshine and rainbows. You’ve got all these young people seeing their favourite personalities, streamers and YouTubers being all chipper and winning millions of dollars, and they think it’s all great. But there is a darker side to esports.”
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