Publication: Life After Esports: A Grand Field Challenge

Research Impact:  This article explores the career challenges that esport athletes may face, the unique skill-set they possess, and industries that could leverage this skill-set; challenging the scientific community and these industries to make this link. The purpose of identifying and discussing this link is two-fold. Firstly, we believe that through instigating this conversation, more post-career opportunities may present for esport athletes; a population known to often jeopardise career and educational opportunities to pursue a mostly financially unstable career in esports. Secondly, this article may wise up certain industries to a population of young adults with a unique and highly-desirable skill-set.

Smithies, T. D., Toth, A. J., Conroy, E., Ramsbottom, N., Kowal, M., & Campbell, M. J. (2020). Life After Esports: A Grand Field Challenge. Frontiers in Psychology, 11(883). doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00883