Established organizations scout promising players at a young age.
The high pressure to become good enough creates a toxic environment where players are forced to play up to 16 hours per day to improve rank and be recognized as soon as possible - neglecting their physical and mental health. This leads to many players suffering from depression or burning out from the pressure.
Established organizations scout promising players at a young age. These talents receive ongoing training and education from professional trainers and coaches.
In all of Europe, there are only a few eSports academies. And even they are not matching the quality of education that established Sports organizations provide.
Players grow in a stable environment over many years. This allows them to follow a long-term program and maintain a sustainable performance.
The majority of players start competing in their teenage years. To dedicated gamers have little time to grow into professionals.
It is common that even young athletes can get financial support in the form of player salaries or athletic scholarships.
Scholarships are still very rare. And although there are millions of competing players, only a few hundred can make a living wage through competitive gaming.