These three oldest professional gamers aren’t even that old…

When you think of esports, you think of teenagers which reactions faster than your cat, taking home hundreds of thousands of dollars.

And for the most part that may very, very well be the case but it doesn’t mean that the more veteran player can’t get involved.

In fact, some of the best players in the respective sports are the wrong side of 30 – which doesn’t sound old but in terms of eSports, it’s ancient.

But if you’re thinking you’re too old to play, then maybe you can some inspiration from these veterans.

1. Itabashi Zangief, 36

As you can guess by his name, this Japanese chap is a Street Fighter expert and has been going strong for the past few years.

In fact, he seemingly only turned pro in his late 20s and now in his mid-30s, he is currently ranked in the top 13 in the world on the Capcom Tour.

Though his best finish is only second, which was actually last year at the Ultimate Fighting Arena 2017 in a 3-0 loss to Haitani.

2. Daigo ‘The Beast’ Umehara, 36

Another fighting legend and with a nickname like ‘The Beast’, you can guess just how good he is.

Umehara is considered as one of the five Capcom Gods – which is a pretty amazing title when you think about it.

 

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He has been playing professionally since the 2000s, winning multiple EVO Championship Series titles in Super Street Fighter II Turbo and SF IV.

Though he is the wrong side of 30 now, he is still performing to an incredibly high standard, winning the E-Sports Festival Hong Kong 2017 Premier late last year.

Surely he’ll be still going strong well into his 40s.

3. Omniskillz, 43

If I can still have some of the skill I have when I’m in my 40s, I’ll be pretty freaking happy.

However, If I was going up against players more than half my age at eSport tournaments, I’d be over the moon.

But that really is what Kim “omniskillz” Woo Jin is doing in the H1Z1 realm.

Omniskillz absolute is one of the leading H1Z1 players in the world and in fact played in several invitationals for the game, including TwitchCon 2017.

Know of any other really old eSport players? Let us know in the comments below.

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