Esports Life is the first and only pro-gamer simulator including official team licenses. In Episode One: Dreams of Glory, take on the role of an amateur video games enthusiast and become a true electronic athlete.
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (15) - 53% of the 15 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (93) - 55% of the 93 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Nov 30, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We want Esports Life to be a living game and get feedback from our fans to improve it. As developers, we feel attracted to the concept of Early Access and involving the community in our game-making process.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Esports Life is planned to be on Early Access until spring 2018. Around five to six months counting from Early Access launch. This date can be updated though.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Our roadmap includes more licensed teams and improving the game as a whole, adding wider language support and new caster voices, more games and an "arcade match mode". Community feedback will shape Esports Life from Early Access to its full version release.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Esports Life is a fully playable game. There are five real esports team licenses at launch and we will be adding more very soon, and Esports Life is an enjoyable experience from start to finish. The Early Access status reflects our desire to improve this game and tailor it to our fans preferences through feedback.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Yes, Esports Life will be available at a reduced price during its Early Access period.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Our main feedback tool will be the Steam Community Forum. We want to hear every voice, and encourage our players and fans to help shape Esports Life to its final form.”
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February 7

[1.2] It's balancing time!

Dear Players,

February is here and with it, a new update of Esports Life: Ep.1 - Dreams of Glory. We've been gathering all the feedback through the Steam Community forums and your reviews and this is the result:

  • Two new languages: The game has been fully translated into Russian and Brasilian Portuguese.
  • Revamped talent system: We noticed it was causing too much confusion and we decided to re-do it from the ground up.
  • GUI Match warning: You don't need to constantly check if you're going to play a game.
  • Game progression balancing: The number of levels and points needed to acquire talents has been re-adjusted to fit the game.
  • Match Mode: Now you can play matches from the main menu, no history required!
  • Flirting mini-game balancing: It's now easier if you're a friend of the "target"
  • "Spend time on the phone": We've added a feature on your phone to pass time quickly. Very useful when you're waiting for someplace to open, for example.
  • Tasks end on closing time: If you're performing a task and it reaches that venue's closing time, the task will be stopped automatically.
  • Save as...: Now you can edit the name of the game save and make different copies for different scenarios.
  • Other minor bugs and lots of general balancing.

These are the changes so far, hope you enjoy them!
Keep your valuable feedback coming, we read the forums every day.

Join us here!

Later this week we'll explain the roadmap for the next update.


The U-Play Online Team.
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December 21, 2017

[1.1][Update] New teams and tons of changes. Come read!

Dear Players,

It's been three weeks since Esports Life: Ep.1 - Dreams of Glory was released and here we are with the first big update. As you know, we've been very active in the community forums interacting daily with our users. Upwilly, the project director, has been reading and even answering user posts and we've gathered lots of knowledge to work on improving the game.

Patch notes

  • Two new teams join us! Welcome, Team Solo Mid and Team iMPacT.
  • New main menu and new game mode: Amateur career
    • No story to follow
    • All locations are unlocked
    • Manage up to 3 teams
    • We strongly suggest that newbie players stick to the story or they can feel lost.
  • Easier path to the Gameszone Tournament: grinding Elo score is now faster.
  • Optional minigames: Now you can skip the minigames, although at the cost of a worse performance.
  • Revamped GUI: Main menu and league GUIs have been improved. The enemies are now larger in the shooter minigame, and you can use R to reload.
  • Match gameplay improvements: We heard your complaints about the match and we've taken several actions to improve its pace and make it easier to understand
    • Skippable combat phase
    • Simulate matches from team selection
    • New "vision" phase to make it easier to understand
    • The IA has been improved so it picks better cards, based on the team Elo.
    • Improved deck manager.
  • Friends are not always available anymore, especially at night.
  • Reduced mother presence through the whole game.
  • Lower Elo players can now be recruited. Keep in mind this will lower the team's score.
  • Hats can now be taken off and equipped again. And there are new masks in the cosplay store.
  • Tons of minor fixes and localisation improvements, although we plan to further improve the quality of the game translations.

Once again, you're welcome to join the community forums here:

Shortly, we'll be talking about our plans for the next update (mid to late January) and the introduction of the PT-BR and RU localisations, which weren't ready for today, but we hope to have them by next week.

Happy holidays,

The U-Play Online Team

PD: Mac version will be available tomorrow.
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About This Game

Esports Life is the absolute pro-gamer simulator in which you feel the thrill of competitive gaming as you try to balance it with your academic and social life. Show your skills in the two most popular esports genres –FPS and MOBA– and defeat your rivals one by one. Train hard and reach the peak of popularity in this multi-episodic story-driven life-sim tycoon.

Episode One: Dreams of Glory depicts the story of an amateur gamer who aspires to succeed in the world of professional gaming. Custom your character and join Mike, Mark and Amy in their biggest quest for stardom. Meet your nemesis, Russell, and don’t let him spoil your dream of becoming an esports legend.

Be in the spotlight by winning tournaments and sign for the best esports clubs in the world. This is the first and only pro-gamer simulator including official licenses. More teams will be added in the near future. The fate of esports is in your hands!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Intel i3 or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
    • Processor: 64 bit 2 GHz or faster processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB VRAM

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