The life of a professional esports player is not always as glamorous as it may seem. One of the major challenges faced by many North American teams is the constant travel that comes with playing in various tournaments across the world. Complexity, one of the top teams on the North American CS:GO scene, has already experienced an insane travel schedule just three months into the 2023 season.
According to Complexity's General Manager, the team has taken almost 100 flights, covering 384 active flying hours, and spending around 464 hours in total travel time. The team has also spent a significant amount of time waiting in airports for their connecting flights, with 53 layovers totaling 114 hours. The team has collectively spent 310 nights in hotels across five countries and five cities, averaging eight days per hotel stay.
These numbers are staggering, and they highlight the level of commitment and dedication required by esports players to stay at the top of their game. The constant travel, jet lag, and unfamiliar environments can take a hard hit on players' physical and mental health, making it challenging to maintain peak performance.
The next time Complexity will take jet another flight will be when the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown 2023 Americans start on March 29th - April 2nd, 2023.
The North American team will take upon FURIA, MIBR, Liquid, paiN, Evil Geniuses, Imperial, and Nouns for a spot at the BLAST Premier Spring Final 2023.