Daniel “Dafran” Francesca, Danish Overwatch player, recently announced his transition from gaming to farming.

The well-known streamer and gamer made public his decision to retire from his gaming career in June saying that he wanted to start a new chapter in his life.

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Dafran made public his decision to retire in June

Dafran is now focusing on growing fruits and vegetables, something not many fans expect him to do.

He is known for being part of the Overwatch League and the VALORANT scene. His gaming career started when he played for Selfless Gaming and in July 2017, he was suspended because of his inappropriate behaviors. In 2018, after joining NRG Esports as a streamer, he played for Atlanta Reign.

Dafran appeared in the 2019 Stage 1 Playoffs before becoming a streamer. His reputation suffered a bit in between his transitions but overall, he is quite famous in the gaming community.

Dafran The Farmer

In a recent post of Økotopen, a Danish farm on Instagram, we can see the former Overwatch player and streamer with a barrel of dirt in his hand. From the English caption underneath the photo, it appears that Dafran is now an intern and he wants to grow organic vegetables to make a living.

His new perspective with this new career is to make life as simple as it can be. Dafran also expressed his joy of being able to go out every day.

However, working on a farm doesn’t mean he will give up on his love for gaming, as said in his tweet.

He plans to stream but Dafran isn’t in the professional scene anymore. He said he needed this kind of transition after spending one-third of his life sitting in front of a computer.

Pro Gamers’ Lives After eSports

To be a professional gamer, one needs a high level of perseverance and discipline because to succeed, they must face as many obstacles in real life as they do inside the games they play.

Most of the money is for the best of the best and fans don’t understand or forgive if you lose.

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Most of the money goes to the best players

The burnout rates in esports are alarming. Players start their career as young as 14 or 15 years old and as stated by League of Legends’ makers, most of them leave when they are in their mid-20s.

However, withdrawing from the profession or retiring doesn't mean former gamers can enjoy a care-free life. While the earning of a professional player can reach $100,000 annually, what they make is far from enough to support them for the rest of their lives.