Esports Statistics

E-sports athletes have hard jobs. Sure, they’re doing what they love but so are most professional sports athletes. Baseball players love throwing the ball, hockey players love beating the crap out of each other and… polo players will they love being more wealthy than you? All those jobs come with upsides and downsides and eSports is no different. But to really get an idea of just sort of the struggle eSports players go through, we have to compare it to something in the sports world, and that’s why for this video we’re gonna be looking at professional League of Legends players versus the American competitive football. Captioned by a koala, voluntarily. Now I know what a lot of you are saying right now, football is way harder than League of Legends because you get hit in the face, you get knocked to the ground like there is so much, I get it. But there are a lot of things that can make a job difficult.It`s much easier to play and win here:¬†

Now to compare League of Legends and professional football, we need a baseline. So we’re gonna separate the people that are playing football during recess and for fun… …people that are playing unranked in League of Legends. So let’s go look at the numbers. For starters, even getting IN TO the LCS is hard. According to NFL report numbers (from Louie?) back in 2013 (because we don’t have a big research budget), Out of the 310,465 high school seniors who played football, only 0.08% would make it to be one of the 1696 players in a professional football club in the US. According to numbers from the same year about League of Legends, out of the roughly 300,000 Gold or above ranked players in North America, only 0.0001% will make it into one of the 60 NA LCS busts. So, what’s the bottom line? Well, in North American League of Legends about one in every 10,000 Gold or above ranked players makes it into the NA LCS. Whereas in football, it’s more like one in every 1250 senior high school players that make it into the NFL. How long are the careers of athletes in both cases? Well, boring post-athlete careers like coaching, streaming or giving up competitive solitary to become an eSports interviewer. HMM The turnover rates are actually pretty high in both cases.

In the NFL, the average career length is 3.3 years with the highest being around to 11.7 years for players who manage a Pro Bowl appearance under their belt. In the LCS, the career average hasn’t had as long as the NFL together exact data. But in most cases a two-year career is the average with the longest career in the NA LCS bind to doublelift who’s been playing for seven years actually since before the LCS started in 2011 He’s also my best friend. As an example, the oldest active LCS player is Jake “Xmithie” Pajero at 26 years old. Contrast that with the oldest active NFL player, Adam Vinatieri. Who is a 40 year old kicker for the Colts and he’s in his 18th season of play.