Esports is a rapidly evolving world, and it can be hard to keep up. The sheer scale of this evolution is staggering, with the economy of the industry now numbering several billions of dollars. As an entertainment, esports is already worth more, and watched more, than most traditional sports.
And more money and viewers mean more professional teams, and professional esports players. But electronic sport is also a very young industry, considering the age of both the industry itself, the viewers, the organizations, and, of course, the players. With the amount of money involved, some people see in esports an opportunity to abuse a widely inexperienced market. This is especially true for young, talented, and often naïve players, that will sign just about anything to accomplish their dreams of making it as a pro. This is where the esport agent comes in.