Daigo grew up where gamers were thought of as less intelligent, but his father encouraged him to pursue his passion anyways - Eleague player profile

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • April 23, 2017 at 9:54 a.m. PDT

During the Eleague event, they have been broadcasting quick player profile videos that highlight some of the experiences that a professional player has gone through to get to where they are today.


One particular video showcases CYG|Daigo's player profile. When Daigo was a child growing up, it was during a time in which it was perceived that those that played arcade games were less intelligent.

This perception did not stop Daigo from pursuing his passion. His father even encouraged him to pursue this passion even though he himself was told by his father (Daigo's grandfather) to "get a proper job."

Despite this, there were times where Daigo did feel pressured to get a proper job since this was before the time of "professional players." Hit the jump to check out the video that talks about all of this, and more.
Source: Eleague's YouTube channel.
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