Sleep has become a luxury in recent years. More so for esports athletes and content creators whose life and brand revolves around being online 24/7.
Being a professional esports athlete requires a lot of discipline. This includes sticking to a strict schedule — especially for teams who live in gaming houses — and having a daily routine that heavily revolves around practice, strategising and perfecting gameplay.
Most players are essentially living in their workspaces, so taking a breather might be more challenging than it seems. Technically speaking, esports is the blueprint of what a ‘remote’ job looks like. However, creating a good work-life balance with a lack of time makes it easy for pro players to fall into unhealthy habits.
As a result, young pro gamers have announced early retirements from competitive play due to health problems. League of Legends player Jian ‘Uzi’ Zi-Hao retired due to chronic hand and shoulder injuries and was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Also, Dallas Fuel’s Xzi stepped down