When you hear the word burnout, you will probably instantly think of some athletes who have been pushing themselves sot the limit day in and day out for years, ultimately not being able to perform at a high level anymore.
You also hear burnout in terms of people working in certain occupations whereby their passion for what they work at has gradually dripped away over the years and ultimately they are stuck in a rut.
For most people looking in from the outside, they would question how possibly people who play video games for a living could be burnout, but this is becoming a very true reality these days.
League of Legends is one of the e-sports where this is becoming a massive factor in. Steve Arhancet from Team Liquid has recently spoken out about this issue.
He is the co-founder of the organization, as well as being the joint CEO so he sees these issues first hand on a regular basis. He was speaking on a podcast when the topic of burnout was brought up as one of the main topics.
Players are spending so much time in bootcamps, travelling across the road every week and competing under stressful conditions are now experiencing burnout.
A huge amount of time is spent getting ready for events and it is not uncommon to see professional e-sports competitors playing games for 8-12 hours on a daily basis to try and further their skills individually and as a team. This is something that is only going to become a bigger and bigger issue in the coming years as the industry takes off.