What happens to losers in this industry? Daigo shares three paths that players take when they're failing to get wins

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • August 22, 2019 at 3:24 p.m. PDT

Most everyone who enters the competitive fighting game scene does so with that little hope in the back of their heart that their's will be a story of ultimate success, but the truth of the matter is that a lot more drop out than take home gold medals.

This isn't an easy subject to discuss, but it's a very real and pertinent one for those in the FGC. CYG|Daigo Umehara is one of the most qualified people in the world to talk on such a subject, and thanks to FGC Translated, we get to hear what he has to say.

The Beast has seen many a player come and go in his time, and no doubt that, like the rest of us, he himself has had more than a few dips and plateaus in his personal fighting game journey.

He articulates three specific paths competitors who are facing regular losses and feelings of self-doubt tend to take. The first of these is most commonly seen in hard-headed players with something of a "never say die" attitude.

This can be fruitful but is also fairly risky as you play with the potential of burning yourself out. It very much depends on the individual and their situation, but if the ultimate answer isn't just "grind harder" and you take this route, it could be bad for you.

The second Daigo's options involves what's probably the most common reaction and then the third is probably the most dangerous as far as FGC careers go. You can see the full video right here:

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