Mark Cuban is the owner of the Dallas Mavericks and an entrepreneur who is familiar with the esports scene. He recently voiced criticisms on esports player burnout, where he discussed problems in the Overwatch League with league commissioner Nate Nanzer.
The core issue is that the games change. With each change every team has to practice as a unit and consider every permutation. That requires intense practices and a lot of time . It's the main reason I wouldn't buy a LOL team . Support is great. But doesn't change the issue— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) December 28, 2018
Mark Cuban Overwatch Discusses Burnout in Esports
He shared a story through Twitter that talked about the retirement age of esports players, which is typically before the player turns 30-years old or even earlier. Cuban mentioned games change too much, which requires players to have intense practice and spend a lot of time on these changes that come up too often.
Nanzer stepped in to express his thoughts on the matter, including a brief explanation of what the Overwatch League offers to help its players.
@overwatchleague teams have amazing support infrastructures to help their players manage those schedules and be at their best on game day. It’s not really any different than basketball. You should come check it out.— Nate Nanzer (@natenanzer) December 28, 2018
Cuban admit he wasn't as familiar with the Overwatch League, but raised questions about how many changes are added to the game, and how much time players have to adjust to those changes. He brought up Brigitte as an example, who had a huge impact in the league and continues to be a big force in the game.
Cuban previously voiced his opinions on the Overwatch League, believing Overwatch and the Overwatch League might not be around for a long time.
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