Professional gaming is on the rise. Everyone's playing, everyone's getting paid to play, everyone's watching, everyone's happy. Right? Nope. Just like any other sport on the planet, for every winner, there is a loser.
Yoon Sub "Locodoco" Choi is a pro League of Legends player. He's had a pretty rough time lately, bombing out unexpectedly in the latest LoL Championship Series (amongst other personal stuff).
Even League fans might have just written that off as a bad day, got on with their lives, but Choi has posted a video online which puts a very human face on things.
You'll either empathise (he is trying to make a "career" out of this) or double-down on your scepticism about esports (these are...video games, dude). Either way, it's still a reminder that not everything in professional gaming is giant cheques, confetti and awful shirts with PC hardware logos all over them.