Gym and nutritionists: inside South Korea’s T1 eSports empire


  • eSports
  • Wednesday, 24 Mar 2021

Gamers during their training session at the T1 building, one of the world’s top eSports organisations where dozens of professional and budding gamers train, in Seoul. — AFP

SEOUL: A Nike-sponsored gym, support staff including nutritionists and English language classes are all part of the set-up at T1, one of the world’s top eSports organisations, where around 70 gamers are looking to emulate its highest-profile member, League Of Legends giant Faker.

Explosive growth has turned competitive video gaming into an increasingly professional sport, with a youthful, ever-growing fan base that appeals to sponsors and advertisers.

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