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As Esports Evolves, Burnout Becomes a Potential Problem for Players

The following is part of a three-piece series looking at mental health in esports. The series, reported by Veronika Rodriguez and Noam Radcliffe, includes in-depth interviews with professionals in esports and psychology and explores the wide-ranging effects of various mental health issues among the competitors in different esports. You can view the other parts of …

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Burnout in esports: the overarching spectre across the scene

Esports has its own set of circumstances that see figures from players to talent often experiencing burnout. Factors like constant matches, endless news and an inability to disconnect makes this inevitable. The problem of burnout remains prevalent across most esports titles. Whether its endless days of competition with early starts and late finishes, constant travel, …

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Esports players burn out young as the grind takes mental, physical toll

While most 20-somethings have barely started their careers, many professional video gamers at that age are already nearing retirement. The peak of a professional esports competitor is so short-lived that players often toss their controller and call it quits by the time they’re in their mid 20s. The world of esports is demanding, both physically and mentally. Professional …

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