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The rapid growth of professional esports has been a major point of focus for the top echelons of CS:GO teams over the past two to three years. When the professional scene emerged in 2013, it began with five dedicated players and a part-time coach and manager for the highest paying organizations. Those clubs have since evolved, with dedicated positions for not only coaches and managers, but also for analysts, trainers, and psychologists.
In his second column for Pinnacle, Duncan "Thorin" Shields draws parallels between CS:GO AWPer acoR and NBA legend Steve Nash, delving into the burden of the superstar.