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.
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Mixed (58) - 63% of the 58 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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December 5

[PC][1.0.2]Second hotfix and plans for the next big update.

Dear players,

How are you enjoying Esports Life? We are almost one week into our Early Access launch and we are gathering tons of invaluable feedback from our players. Special thanks to all of you who took the time to write a thorough review (positive or negative) and those who are active on the discussion forum. You are helping shape this game!

1.0.2beta Not on beta anymore!

This patch includes some localisation error fixes, minor re-balancing (keep the feedback coming!) and a big bug where sometimes when joining tournaments on the convention centre or the summoner's bar, it didn't generate properly and the save was blocked.

We chose to release a beta because this version has the potential to break some savegames. We have tested it and everything went alright but it's better to err on the side of caution and delay total rollout until we're completely sure. Please, create a backup of your savegames before entering the beta.
To join this public beta: right click on Esports Life: Ep.1 - Dreams of Glory in your Steam library -> Properties -> BETAS -> Choose public beta from the drop-down menu.

Next big update

We've gathered all your feedback and we're now focused on improving Esports Life. We are targetting an update for the 22nd and we're working on the following:
  • A new game mode: we heard you, Mike's a bit of a chore, so we're working on a "free game mode" completely bypassing the story. You'll be on your own from minute 1. Featuring an open map, three LOG teams, and more tournaments.
  • The first time you face Russell it's cumbersome. From now on it'll be only 1 match.
  • The mother will become less nagging. You won't see her as often.
  • The "Daily recap" window will wait until you're finishing the current task. No more missed shots while closing a window!
  • Improved trash minigame.
  • Revamped ESL GUI.
  • Game balance improvements.
  • Match: A toggle to bypass the combat phase, improved IA and improvements when showing who can be seen.
  • General art touchups.

Keep in mind that this is our roadmap and it's not set in stone. All these points are subject to change!

As always, feel welcome to stop by our community forums. Join the conversation at:


The U-Play Online Team.

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December 1

[1.0.1]First patch! Hotfixes

Dear players,

Thank you all for supporting us and making Esports Life a huge success!

We're releasing a quickfix for several issues:
  • Chinese language is now available.
  • You can now use special characters in your name and it won't crash when generating the game save. (46% loading bug)
  • First game balance tuning (these will keep coming every patch)
  • Other minor bug fixes

Remember to regularly check our community for news, bug reporting, balance issues, etc.:

Happy gaming!

The U-Play Online Team
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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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