In an interview, League of Legends player Bae “Dade” Eo-jin stated that “Korean gamers get up at 1 pm and play till 5 am”, and instructed that the 16-hour play schedule was a significant factor in causing burnout. Concerns over the mental health of players intensified in 2014 when League of Legends participant Cheon “Promise” Min-Ki attempted suicide every week after admitting to match fixing. In 2013, Canadian League of Legends participant Danny “Shiphtur” Le became the primary pro gamer to obtain an American P-1A visa, a class designated for “Internationally Recognized Athletes”. In 2014, the largest independent esports league, Electronic Sports League, partnered with the local brand Japan Competitive Gaming to try to develop esports within the nation.
The Southwestern Athletic Conference introduced Wednesday that each its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments will be restricted to “essential staff and restricted household attendance” at Bartow Arena in Birmingham on Friday … Read More