Are you enjoying lockdown?

Graham Jones
4 min readJan 17, 2021
Man at desk in dark room

Yesterday I had a meeting at lunchtime, so I had to take a late lunch. As I sat in the kitchen munching on my sardines, I switched on the TV. The “hard news” of the lunchtime bulletin gets replaced with softer stories early in the afternoon. So, while I was eating my snack, I was treated to a report from Lisbon about the world’s richest “Esports” player, Johan Sundstein or “N0tail” as he likes to be known.

He has been a professional “Esports” player for the last decade, and he is only 27 years old now. If you are not familiar with “Esports” where have you been? It all started in 1972 over in Stanford University with the first competitions for video games. Now, these gaming contests are so vast they are played in stadiums with tens of thousands in the audience watching the players together with hundreds of thousands of online viewers. N0tail has, so far, earned $7.4m just doing what he enjoys, playing the strategy game “Dota 2”.

Meanwhile, as he relaxes in his 17-bedroom mansion in Portugal, with each room equipped for games, there are nurses, doctors and other health workers exhausted by the growing surge in COVID-19 patients who need care. Here in the UK, the hospitals are at breaking point. At the moment, about 4,200 people are being admitted each day with COVID. That’s the equivalent of about seven extra hospitals every day. No wonder the medical staff are on their…

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Graham Jones

Graham Jones is an Internet Psychologist who helps business understand online customer behaviour http://www.grahamjones.co.uk