Hosted by Daniel Howell, a YouTuber who among other things is one half of the gaming channel DanAndPhilGAMES, this film shows what it’s like for people who actually play video games, mostly League of Legends, at a professional level. Before I saw this film, I hadn’t realized how difficult being a pro-gamer actually was. They showed that some of the top level players basically have to do nothing but play if they want to keep up, which shows a ton of dedication. Some were playing for about seventeen hours a day, and doing anything for seventeen hours straight just seems crazy to me. It really does a great job of showing that, while playing video games all day might seem like an easy job, there is a lot of work that goes into it.
Another part of the film went into a topic I never really considered before. It mentioned that most of the top pro-gamers are relatively young, in their twenties at the latest, and that reaction speed tends to go down when they hit twenty-two. And pro-gaming is a field that does not exactly give you most of the skills required for most jobs, so after their gaming career is over, it is hard to know what to do next.
Overall this was a great documentary. It talked about a profession that a lot of people do not know a whole lot about in a way that was easy to understand, and even discussed some of the hardships of that career that I had honestly never thought of before.