Inside the world of a soon-to-be billion dollar industry.

When Harry Thomas decided to retire at the age of 28, life became a challenge. His awareness was declining, his reaction speed was decreasing, and he was losing his killer instinct. “It was extremely hard and upsetting for me to leave behind a 14 year legacy of doing what I love,” says Harry.

This was the reality for a veteran in the esports industry.

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The FA’s treatment of VAR is ridiculous; they need to implement it wherever possible.

An underdog’s story is special. The ability to beat the odds and shock the system is always an intriguing narrative to unravel. However, due to the FA’s incompetency about VAR, Swansea City were unable to experience their own triumphant tale last weekend.

I, for one, am a big advocate of the implementation of VAR. It does not slow the game down significantly, nor is it the end of football as we know it. If bringing in more technology, like VAR, to make the game fairer results in my favoured team losing more often, so be it. I’d rather see my team lose fairly than see my team win by cheating.

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Is the implementation of VAR at the women’s World Cup a step in the right direction?

Football is changing. From an increase in support across the globe, to technological advancements being made; the beautiful game as we know it is on a steady path to a bright new future. While we are not quite at the stage of robotic referees, lasers for linesman or mobile drones, the overall state of football has experienced drastic, yet crucial, changes in the last few years.

The next stop on this path is to try to make women’s football a fairer game. Thanks to the success of goal line and video assistant referee (VAR) technology in men’s football, FIFA has confirmed that VAR technology will be implemented at the women’s World Cup, in France, this summer.

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