Esports Players’ Transition out of Esports: Is There Life After Esports? Hong, Hee Jung Hong, Seung Han 2022-12-27T19:10:36Z 2022-12-27T19:10:36Z 2023-01-03
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study is to explore retired/retiring esports players’ experience of transitioning out of esports. To provide in-depth insights into esports players’ transition experiences that may contribute to young players being better prepared for their own transitions, a qualitative approach was applied and four retired professional esports players in South Korea were interviewed. Thematic analysis was applied, and four themes were identified: Pressure and Uncertainty; Lack of Pre-Retirement Planning; Need for Mentorship; Need for Realism about Talent. The findings highlight that esports players experience pressure and struggle with job/finance insecurity during their careers, and that this contributes significantly to their retirement decisions. Lack of pre-retirement planning causes them to be ill-prepared for their life after esports. The study provides empirical evidence which should encourage the industry and stakeholders to establish structured systems to support esports players’ transitions out of esports.
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dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-6-4
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 56th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.subject Esports
dc.subject career planning and development
dc.subject career transitions in esports
dc.subject esports players
dc.subject life after esports
dc.subject support systems.
dc.title Esports Players’ Transition out of Esports: Is There Life After Esports?
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