Why do eSports pros retire so young and what can they do next? We ask Snoopeh

Why do eSports players retire young

Stephen “Snoopeh” Ellis is a former League of Legends pro eSports player that has retired from competitive gaming. He’s 23 years old.

I spoke to him about why players retire so young, what he’s doing to help pros think about their careers long-term and his current work with eSports betting firm Unikrn.

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How good is a curved PC monitor for gaming? (Samsung 27″ SD590C review)

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With all the talk of 4K and FreeSync/G-Sync PC monitors out there – and the impressive high resolutions and stutter-free gaming they bring – curved monitors aren’t receiving as much love. But are they better for PC gaming than you think? We put a £250 Samsung display to the test.

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Overclockers forms League of Legends eSports team, eyes LCS

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PC system builder Overclockers UK has entered the League of Legends eSports scene with its first team, sponsored by Cougar.

Team Overclockers UK will be competing in the Challenger Series and various tournaments with the aim to qualify for LCS, the biggest eSport league in the world.

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Blizzard adds flying to Warlords of Draenor (but makes you work for it)

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Hooray – flying mounts are finally coming back to World of Warcraft (WoW). Well, sort of – Blizzard has dangled the carrot yet again.

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Earning through eSports

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For most of us, the opportunity to turn a hobby or interest in to a full time career is nothing more than a dream. But that hasn’t stopped everyone from chasing such a seemingly unobtainable goal. There are endless examples of sportspeople for instance who have turned an enjoyable pastime into a professional occupation. But what about video gaming and poker?

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Piglet benched by Team Liquid: Twitter reacts

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Promising League of Legends pro and former world champion Chae “Piglet” Gwang-jin has been dropped from Team Liquid’s LCS starting line-up in favour of sub Yuri “KeithmcBrief” Jew.

Here’s Team Liquid’s reasoning behind the move – and how fans and pros have reacted to the news on Twitter.

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Team Dignitas forms EU League of Legends team, eyes LCS

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Team Dignitas has added an EU League of Legends team – picked up from SK Gaming Prime – with an aim to qualify for the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS).

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Why the Kori MYM ‘mother’s house’ threat proves esports needs a governing body

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One of the most disgusting esports news stories emerged this week.

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Blizzcon-style League of Legends event in the works

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Blizzcon has long been the place for World of Warcraft, Starcraft and fans of Blizzard to embrace their passion for the games together – to get announcements on the latest titles, dress up, meet developers and generally geek out.

Well an ambitious group of young Belgian entrepreneurs are hoping to create the League of Legends (LoL) equivalent.

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Should League of Legends be rewarding banned players?

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League of Legends (LoL) developer Riot Games this month began handing out Mystery Gifts (free champion skins) to what it recently described as ‘positive’ players who have not received a chat restriction, ranked restriction, 14-day ban or permanent ban in 2014.

However, some of those banned players are still receiving their free skin. So what gives?

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